About 6 months ago one of my "ahead of the trends" co-workers (we'll call her 'Kelli the Great') invited me to her desk to check out some of her new books. I'm SO glad I took the time to check our her collection. This one, in particular, fits perfectly with the electronics soap box I'm often standing on. This book is an excellent way to teach people of all ages the dangers of internet and cell phone use.
Here's an example of why we should be concerned:
Found this little gem at Chapters the other day. A toy phone for your 6 month old - SERIOUSLY!? As a parent I understand why this is the perfect gift - I know for certain my 3 and 6 year old would fight over this. Everyone wants their own phone. The big picture question we need to ask ourselves is: do we want to teach our infants and toddlers that having a phone is cool?
Enter Popcorn; the friendliest chicken at Fiddlesticks Farm...
What makes Popcorn special is that she is wonderfully kind and fabulously helpful.
Everyone at the farm loves Popcorn!
"One morning, while Popcorn was visiting the horse, she was dazzled by a light in the corner"
"It was coming from a tiny little screen. And on the tiny screen was an even tinier envelope."
I'm sure we can all relate to what happens next - Popcorn is sucked into a whole new world by her dazzling new phone. Popcorn goes to morning tea with her friends as usual, but, she is so busy sending messages she doesn't even look up to say hello!
The cows don't get to hear her stories at milking time AND she almost gets run over crossing the road!
Of course, the end of the story teaches Popcorn and her readers a valuable lesson about internet safety. Want to find out what happens!? You will have to buy the book OR watch this Youtube video :)
click on the picture to watch Eva read the book for you
What do you think? Is this a must read or what!?
Please share this book with your friends, family and students; its message is so very valuable.
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