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MeCards4Kids Nautilus Book Award

How to Make MeCards4Kids® has won the 2014 Nautilus Silver Book Award in the Parenting/Family category! It is wonderful to know that the MeCards process has received this affirmation.

The beauty of this book is that it is a work about creative self-expression by children, for children.
~Roberta Rook, LCPC

Children love making MeCards, and they can easily inhabit their images. Jasmine, a 1st-grader, says, “Making MeCards makes me feel good because it makes my heart open and that makes me happy to be me!” Nancy Weiss and Jane Raphael observed first-hand children’s absorption and fascination as they made their collages and told the stories prompted by the I Am poem templates. Their focused attention and joy in the process was palpable, as they gave play to their imaginations. Their excitement, together with the depth and power of their images and poems, inspired the book, How To Make MeCards4Kids®.

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The kids who love making MeCards want you to make them too. How to Make MeCards4Kids teaches you how! This book chronicles the process of creating MeCards. Using photographs, quotes and child-friendly instructions, the book teaches you how to collage and to write the I Am poem. You’ll learn that it is okay to make cards in your own special way.

The book also provides numerous examples of MeCards that children have created. Their MeCards express their thoughts, feelings and beliefs, and show you what matters to them in poignant and relevant ways.

I enthusiastically recommend this book to those who are looking for a creative, accessible, and fun way to guide children into the exciting world of self-discovery.
~Audrey Chowdhury, MS, ATR

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Maxwell and his mother experience great delight in reading the book! 

Teachers, parents, and friends — you’ll find guidance here too. There are full instructions in the book for parents, teachers and other adult friends about how to provide the materials and the support to children in making their own MeCards4Kids®.

 

After you read the book, you can make your own MeCards. Then you can share them on the MeCards4Kids® Facebook Group Page!

 

 Nancy Weiss and Jane Raphael take seriously C.G.Jung’s well-known observation: “The hands have a wisdom that goes beyond that of the head.” In this inspiring work, they’ve gathered the artistic and poetic wisdom of young children’s simple, yet profound, MeCards4Kids®. How fortunate these boys and girls are to have had ‘art-friends’ like Nancy and Jane. Readers of any age will find themselves reaching for art materials to replicate the inner passages of the young artists in this work.
~Betsy Caprio Hedberg, D.Min.

Testimonials

Betsy Caprio Hedberg

In this inspiring book, the authors gather the artistic and poetic wisdom of young children’s simple, yet profound, MeCards4Kids™.
2014-05-07T07:20:48+00:00
In this inspiring book, the authors gather the artistic and poetic wisdom of young children’s simple, yet profound, MeCards4Kids™.

Stella, 1st Grade

My MeCards are the many sides and pieces of me!
2014-05-07T07:27:01+00:00
My MeCards are the many sides and pieces of me!

Seena Frost, Author of SoulCollage® Evolving

MeCards4Kids™ is a great exercise for developing imagination and intuition early in life.
2014-05-07T07:21:43+00:00
MeCards4Kids™ is a great exercise for developing imagination and intuition early in life.

Dorothy G. Clark, PhD, Prof. of English

Children develop literacy and artistic skills as they produce pictures, poems, and stories.
2014-05-07T07:22:00+00:00
Children develop literacy and artistic skills as they produce pictures, poems, and stories.

Natalie White, LMFT

Children speak the truth of what lies deep within their young psyches. This book captures a snapshot of the soul…
2014-05-07T07:22:14+00:00
Children speak the truth of what lies deep within their young psyches. This book captures a snapshot of the soul of a small person.

Kat Kirby, ATR

MeCards4Kids ™ gives children the opportunity to express feelings and gain a stronger sense of self. How exciting to invite…
2014-05-07T07:22:32+00:00
MeCards4Kids ™ gives children the opportunity to express feelings and gain a stronger sense of self. How exciting to invite children to allow their intuition and imagination to lead the way for this creative exploration!

Roberta Rook, LCPC

An indispensable resource to help children and their families use creativity to move through life’s seasons and changes.
2014-05-07T07:22:46+00:00
An indispensable resource to help children and their families use creativity to move through life’s seasons and changes.

Jasmine, 1st grade

Making MeCards makes me feel good because it makes my heart open and that makes me happy to be me!
2014-05-07T07:24:08+00:00
Making MeCards makes me feel good because it makes my heart open and that makes me happy to be me!

Jack, 2nd grade

Making MeCards is a great time to think to yourself, to think about what you really love. It’s also really…
2014-05-07T07:24:22+00:00
Making MeCards is a great time to think to yourself, to think about what you really love. It’s also really fun.

Langdon, 3rd grade

You don’t have to be a good artist to make an awesome MeCard. You just have to have feelings and…
2014-05-07T07:24:36+00:00
You don’t have to be a good artist to make an awesome MeCard. You just have to have feelings and imagination!

Nicholas, 1st grade

You can be whatever you want and just say what you want and you can feel what you want.
2014-05-07T07:24:51+00:00
You can be whatever you want and just say what you want and you can feel what you want.

Michael Steele

How to Make MeCards4Kids™ is presented in a beautiful and engaging format that gives children the utmost respect.
2014-05-07T07:18:13+00:00
How to Make MeCards4Kids™ is presented in a beautiful and engaging format that gives children the utmost respect.

Nicholas, 1st grade

It’s really, really fun!
2014-05-07T07:25:15+00:00
It’s really, really fun!

Larry Starr-Karlin, LMFT

MeCards4Kids™ is a fun tool that raises the capacity for empathy by encouraging children to put themselves in the place…
2014-05-07T07:18:50+00:00
MeCards4Kids™ is a fun tool that raises the capacity for empathy by encouraging children to put themselves in the place of others and speak for them.

Nicholas, Kindergarten

MeCards help you because they can bring you wisdom.
2014-05-07T07:25:31+00:00
MeCards help you because they can bring you wisdom.

Barbara Bottner

MeCards4Kids™ invites an artistic language both in words and pictures that help kids to understand themselves.
2014-05-07T07:19:18+00:00
MeCards4Kids™ invites an artistic language both in words and pictures that help kids to understand themselves.

Charlie, 3rd grade

I feel powerful when I make MC’s because I can just be, and I can dream what I can be.
2014-05-07T07:25:52+00:00
I feel powerful when I make MC’s because I can just be, and I can dream what I can be.

Karyl Sisson

With this book, children discover their natural, creative talents and parents (or teachers) have the opportunity to share in this…
2014-05-07T07:19:32+00:00
With this book, children discover their natural, creative talents and parents (or teachers) have the opportunity to share in this wondrous experience.

Charlie, 3rd grade

The key of making a MeCard is to have imagination.
2014-05-07T07:26:11+00:00
The key of making a MeCard is to have imagination.

Dorothy Clark, PhD

MeCards4Kids™ integrates feelings, analytic thinking, and creative insight, opening the door to a whole new, exciting way to teach and…
2014-05-07T07:19:50+00:00
MeCards4Kids™ integrates feelings, analytic thinking, and creative insight, opening the door to a whole new, exciting way to teach and engage our kids.

Charlie, 2nd grade

The best MC’s always come from your heart. Charlie, 2nd grade
2014-05-07T07:26:33+00:00
The best MC’s always come from your heart. Charlie, 2nd grade

MeCards4Kids™ addresses the Whole Child in a fun and engaging manner, with its focus on social, emotional and intellectual development,…
2014-05-07T07:20:30+00:00
MeCards4Kids™ addresses the Whole Child in a fun and engaging manner, with its focus on social, emotional and intellectual development, and its capacity to draw children into their internal selves.

Stella, 2nd grade

I can really share about my heart.
2014-05-07T07:26:47+00:00
I can really share about my heart.

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