The Listening Me Children's Book by CEO of See Beautiful, Lydia Criss Mays, Ph.D.
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Four more books in the series coming soon!
Having the opportunity to share The Listening Me with the See Beautiful community is an honor. I spent the better part of my professional career in education at the elementary and University level where I was surrounded by writing, reading, and researching children's literature.
The Listening Me helps children develop the lifeskill of listening. I strategically crafted this book to provide children with "listening invitations" to practice and understand the importance of listening. From rising in the morning, to resting their head on the pillow at night, children are invited to interact with the world as a listener and critical thinker.
Beyond the book itself, there is a beautiful Adult Discussion Guide thoughtfully crafted by Stephen de Groot of Getting to Better and a Children's Activity Guide designed by Orly Wahba of Life Vest Inside. These two kindness partners of See Beautiful's contributed pieces to the text that empower families and help create important memories and experiences beyond the words I had the honor of crafting. It is a continued treat to work with them!
The Target Response Group who prints the books is eco-friendly awesome! The Listening Me is printed on paper containing fiber sourced from responsibly managed forests and is Lacey Act Compliant. All of The Target Group manufacturing processes are EPA compliant for VOC’s and they routinely recycle all paper, metal, and ink waste. The paper waste goes back to the pulp mills where it is de-inked and broken back down into fiber, the plates – which are aluminum and very valuable - are cleaned and recycled back into other uses, and the waste ink that doesn’t go back into the cans for use next time gets collected and goes back to further processing to basic black ink. Even the rags used to clean the press equipment are de-inked and cleaned, and responsibly reused or recycled indefinitely. Check out their awesomeness here.
Sales from this book, published by Our Rainbow Press, directly support See Beautiful, Getting to Better and Life Vest Inside.