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Characters of Character NFP, Inc.

Rating: 4.98 stars   49 reviews 2,770

Address:

PO Box 391 McHenry IL 60050 USA

Mission:

Our program is used to establish a firm foundation in which children develop strong civic values.

Target demographics:

teach social, emotional, communication and literacy skills

Direct beneficiaries per year:

1,000 children and different communities

Geographic areas served:

Nationwide

Programs:

Children's books, posters, curriculum, character activities

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www.charactersofcharacter.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The Manners Monkey teaching tool booklet is a great way to teach early pragmatic skills to young children. This particular tool is effective because it teaches children the important social language skills related to demonstrating good manners in a variety of social situations, including at home, in public, in the classroom, at a friend’s house, and at the table. This booklet also features a variety of useful tools for teachers, speech-language pathologists, and other developmental specialists to facilitate good social communication/manners, including posters, worksheets, rewards/incentives, and progress reports. Additionally, the booklet contains writing prompts to encourage older children to think critically about manners and how they can be applied to a child’s various environments. The early pragmatic skills taught in the Manners Monkey booklet feature concepts that are essential for children to develop and master to improve language skills and teach important values. Children with communication disorders stemming from a variety of underlying conditions however, often demonstrate particular difficulty acquiring these social language skills. Supplemental teaching tools, such as the Manners Monkey booklet, gives pediatric speech pathologists a simple and fun way to target this area of language during therapy sessions. It also provides clinicians with tools to track progress and encourage carryover to settings outside of the therapy room.

 
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We had the pleasure of having Joni and Characters of Character join our children's carnival event. Joni was so well prepared for the event, with games, crafts, and giveaways planned! Not only did the kids have a great time interacting with her booth, they learned valuable life lessons that are easy for little ones to understand!

 
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This group has such a heart! The reading materials and coloring books are high quality and super engaging for the little ones. Great organization making a difference in our community.

 
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This program isn't just a non profit, it's a way of life for the creator whom I've seen single handedly instill good morals and values in the little lives she teaches. Who wouldn't want their children to be better, more well rounded and kind members of society?

 
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Characters of character is a great program. It gets children involved with learning about many different behaviors, in a fun and interactive way. I was a teacher and I know that the way kids learn best is through hands on. This program is loved by many many people, not just kids, but adults as well. Love how all the characters are brought to life and the many different activities that go along with it! Keep up the good work characters of character. If you haven't looked into this program, you should! !

 
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Characters of Character is the most fun learning program I have seen in a long time! We need so badly to teach our children good character models in the day and age we live in. The books and learning materials are bright and interesting and so fun! I highly recommend Characters of Character to every school and learning institution looking for a great program for the children!

Crissy Handley
Caring For You Healthy Living
cfyhealthyliving@charter.net

 
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Characters of Character is an awe-inspiring organization that puts forth hard work to better the lives of others.

 
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Characters of Character is a wonderful organization helping children to understand core values! The characters make it easy for the kids to relate & it's a fun & engaging way to instill positive traits in children.

 
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Characters of Character is a wonderful organization. Joni Downey has devoted her life to bettering the lives of all children. The program teaches children to be better people, and teaches self esteem. The characters are adorable and children seem to love them. Thank God we still have people who truly want to make the world a better place, one child at a time.

 
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Joni, Is a remarkable leader and teacher, In my fifteen years of teaching I have never met anyone quite as amazing as Joni is with her non-profit enterprise. She not only wrote her curriculum but she has animal costumes to help young children connect with a certain character trail, Behavior Bear, is just one of the characters she shows kids .
Most importantly this program benefits all young children to be in learning, .Like Respectful Rabbit would say: think of others before yourself. Every pre-school through first grader would benefit from her program.

 
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