Helping Children Establish a “Can Do” Attitude

New children's book THE TALE OF THE TEENY, TINY BLACK ANT: Helping Children Learn Persistence by Teresa R. Allen, MSW, LISW, teaches the value of never giving up and achieving goals.
June 7, 2011 - PRLog -- Children want instant gratification without sustained effort. “I want it now” is a humorous but troublesome response from children (sometimes accompanied by the stomping of feet). For many, being persistent in school assignments, responsibilities, hobbies and interests is difficult. To help children grow and become responsible and successful in school and activities, sticking to a task is something they need to learn at a young age. They will use this skill all their lives and be able to overcome many obstacles.

THE TALE OF THE TEENY, TINY BLACK ANT: Helping Children Learn Persistence (New Horizon Press, June 2011) by Teresa R. Allen, MSW, LISW, teaches children the importance of perseverance and how to overcome obstacles. As part of our Let’s Talk series, this story will open up conversations between children and adults on how to be persistent and achieve goals. Young readers will meet Ace, a small ant who wants to make his Queen happy. He finds a beautiful blue feather and wants to give it to her, but he encounters many obstacles and troubles climbing the tall wall to the Queen. Will Ace’s diligence and hard work help him achieve his goal of reaching the top of the wall? Will Ace get to give his Queen his special gift?

THE TALE OF THE TEENY, TINY BLACK ANT is a beautifully illustrated story that teaches children the importance of sticking to difficult tasks to achieve their goals. Persistence imparts children with positive attitudes about themselves and others as they grow up. Determination allows children to feel they can do things for themselves and help others as well. By making the effort and not giving up, an elusive goal can be achieved.

Teresa R. Allen, MSW, LISW, is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Master of Social Work degree. She currently works full-time as a homecare social worker. Teresa lives in Bernalillo, New Mexico, with her three dogs, her life partner and many tiny black ants.

Tea Seroya was a children’s art teacher for several years before becoming a full-time children’s book illustrator. He resides in Bandung, Indonesia.

The Tale of the Teeny, Tiny Ant
Helping Children Learn Persistence

By Teresa R. Allen, MSW, LISW
Illustrated by Tea Seroya
New Horizon Press
ISBN 13: 978-0-88282-351-5
Pub Date: June 2011
Category: Children’s Books
Color Illustrations
Price: $9.95
Trim: 7x8, Trade Paper
Pages: 48

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New Horizon Press focuses on true crime with a hero, battles for justice, psychological problems and women’s and men’s issues. Small Horizons, our illustrated children’s Let’s Talk series, teaches coping, tolerance and service skills.
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