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Causes: Arts & Culture, Children's Museums, Children & Youth, Education, History Museums, Literacy, Remedial Reading & Encouragement, Youth Development Programs

Mission: CHILDREN'S HISTORICAL PUBLISHING LEARNING ACTIVITY BOOKS When students and parents choose a Learning Activity Book from Children’s Historical Publishing they are preparing to R – READ E – ENJOY A – ANALYZE and D – DISCUSS Sample Printable Page Topics of interest for all ages and in a variety of subjects!! Children’s Historical Publishing has chosen to enhance subjects through visual and written mediums that meet the needs of children in all of our elementary classrooms. Whether it’s reading about local and statewide heroes and places or scanning aeronautical information on space history, children are learning and using skills needed to demonstrate their understanding of interesting topics! LEARNING ACTIVITY BOOKS “LABS” Each LAB creates opportunities for all students to learn no matter what their learning styles or teachers’ instructional styles. It is the purpose of our activity books to reach all levels of readers and provide a beginning point of interest that can lead to extensive research for oral and written communication on topics of interest relating to local, state and national standards CHILDREN'S HISTORICAL PUBLISHING & Topics Our Learning Activity Books provide opportunities for teachers, parents and students to read and enjoy topics on: Local History Regional and state history Space (Aeronautics) & history Significant people in local, state and national history Economic impact on local and national regions Impact of inventions on the world Historical impact of selected American cultures CHILDREN'S HISTORICAL PUBLISHING & EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS Anyone preparing materials for students today knows that they must meet the needs for students to achieve “proficient or above” in reading fiction and non-fiction materials. Children’s Historical Publishing provides in each book opportunities to enhance vocabulary, read for comprehension, use higher level thinking skills, and promote research and written communication as written in instructional guides and lesson plans. There are over 23 books to choose from. 400,000 have been donated to schools throughout Western Ohio.

Target demographics: aid the students with broder thinking skillsand more nformation about there surroundings and how to function comfortably in our society.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 20,000 books are distrubted on average yearly.

Geographic areas served: Ohio

Programs: Development of learning activity books and music that are historical and cultural in nature to serve as both a learning tool and to help bridge the gap in social issues.

Community Stories

52 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Over 60 Empowered Woman books were donated to the Girl Scouts that had a event last month at the Dayton Womans Club. It tells the history of the clubhouse and it educated them about 19th Amendment to the Constitution permitting American woman the right to vote! The Girl Scouts loved it and I do too!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These books are needed in all schools because they are very educational and fun at the same time!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My grandchildren love The Curve Ball! I had the pleasure of reading it to their classes during Grandparents Day! Doing this made me cooler than their Grandparents on the other side of the family! I will be getting more books from this organization to read to my grandkids class!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have bought several of the books as gifts for my neices and nephews! I enjoyed them so much that I ended up purchasing 4 Empowered Woman books as gifts for my sisters! They loved them so that they all bought books for their children! Can't wait for the future books to come!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I Purchased Money Talks and Credit Talks for my children to understand how money works in a way that they can understand. I was highly impressed at the quality and content of the books and will be purchasing more in the near future!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter loves People, Places and Things! We can't wait to get more books from this organization!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My grandchildren and I read Haki Finds Common Ground and it gave them a better understanding of the law and common ground within people. We look forward to reading more of the books that Children's Historical Publishing, Publishes!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I purchased Empowered Woman from the Dayton Woman's Club and loved it! There is so much rich history in our city and I learned about some of it in this book! What a great purchase and investment to my book collection!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I stumbled upon some of the books that this organization publishes and read a few of them to see if my son would like them. Not only did I love the books he did too! He has to read 15 minutes a day for school so he chooses to read any of the eight that we have he litterally gets lost in his reading and always reads longer! It looks like we will have to purchase all of them because he keeps asking!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Children's Historical Publishing has continually gone the extra mile when it comes to serving youth through providing quality books. They have donated a substantial amount of books to undeserved schools in an effort to support the education of our youth so that they may find lessons in history that they can apply to their own lives--empowerment, learning to work together, championing causes in their very own cities, just to name a few. I am so inspired to see an organization like Children's Historical Publishing believe so strongly in bettering the lives of today's youth.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I support the work of this organization and the dedication of the board of directors and the volunteers. This is a worthwhile organization to donate to and to support.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with this organization and can vouch for the work that they do for the children and families in our community. The publications and learning activities in the books should be used by the schools to enhance the growth of youth in our neighborhoods.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is a great non profit that produces children's learning activity books. We rely on donations and grants to do our work. Please help us support the children we need to reach with our books.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When I discovered Home Based Arts I was completely blown away by the quality and readability of their work. It is simply amazing that they are able to bring stories of great individuals to their audience.

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a blessing to get enough Learning Activity Books to give to a whole classroom of children. Some of these kids never get a book of their very own-- to get to keep one of these books on high quality paper helps them respect and take good care of their book when we use it in class, and means so much more when they can actually take it home. The teacher curriculum guides make it so much easier to work in class activities and makes it even more fun for me. Thank you for having more than one title too.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer assisting with many types of projects to support their work throughout the year I am fortunate enough to be familiar with the dedication it takes to move a Learning Activity book from concept into the hands of thousands and thousands of grade school kids.
I watch as they multitask seeking funding, writing grant requests, coordinating the writers, artists, historian and editors and printers to actually create the book, and curriculum directors and teachers who write the Teacher Curriculum guide and make sure the writers keep the copy appropriate for grade school reading levels. All that along with what it takes to run a non profit on the inside.
All the work seems worth it when I see a kid who gets one of the books for the first time open it and get excited! I listened in on a focus group of kids talking about 3 of the titles and saw how much the books really mean to the kids, how the read the real messages about people who are inspiring, achieve success often in the face of hardship, and make a difference n our world.
Seeing those kids appreciate the book makes all my volunteer hours totally worth the time and effort.
Keep on doing what you're doing! So many kids, and their teachers and parents, need what you offer.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am always amazed at how this organization publishes new Learning Activity Books each year-- and always with a topic so relevant to grade school kids! Locally the Water Water Everywhere book (100th anniversary of the "Great Flood" brought poignant images and the story in language suitable for grade schoolers. As always they tied it into themes of success-- of sticking to it-- this time with pride in your community.

And they keep sending tens of thousands of these to schools with companion teacher's curriculum guides year after year. I always look forward to the new titles!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The high quality of the books and subject matters are certainly a very admirable part of this organization, They are dedicated to making students think on a higher level with hope and determination!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Teachers, parents and, most importantly, children have shared feedback for years that they love these books. Readers are particularly fond of the subject matter, which covers historic figures, events and topics in a fun way that are not addressed with such detail in schools. The organization keeps publishing books that are as entertaining as they are educational.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Children's Historical Publishing actually does what so many non-profits want to do...make a meaningful impact in people's lives. They make a tremendously positive impact upon the lives of children with their learning-activity books. Most importantly, they've placed more than 370,000 books into kids' hands through schools, parents, family members and friends, which speaks to how effective they are as an organization. CHPS truly is a great non-profit!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As I observed students reading about the Tuskegee Airman, it was amazing to me how much respect they had for what went before them. I believe Children's Historical Publishing presents material on topics that no one would ever think that students should be exposed to. Students truly enjoy being introduced to these values in a way that make sense.I hope more classrooms are able to take advantage of this material.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I have known the folks at Home Based Arts since they started and can tell you that they do a great job in bringing these wonderful and historical coloring books to children.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I know many of the people involved in this charity and they ware wonderful people!!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I think the work this group did on the Haki and the Rule of Law Book found a way to communicate with children about how Law works. From the notes from history like the Magna Carta to how we run our cities and classrooms according to the rule of law-- all to maintain order and justice is awesome.

As an ex parole officer I can only say how wonderful it would have been for the men I monitored to have had in their youth a better understanding of how Law came to be, how it helps us run as a society, and how the justice system works. Maybe I'd have had a few men better prepared to re-enter into society.

Thank you HBA for your wonderful work.

1 Curt D.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have worked with Home Based Arts in several capacities, including researching and helping write some of their learning activities books. I have heard nothing but compliments on how well the books have been received, by both the students and their teachers, and feel proud to have been a part of the process. At this time HBA has distributed over 400,000 books to children. Many of them deal with history, a passion of mine, and something I feel is important to pass on to future generations. I believe that HBA's books make learning easy and fun and proves that learning can be fun!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked in the non profit world for decades, and was executive director of a major community center. We relied heavily on volunteers and collaboration with other non profits.
The education materials by Children's Historical Publishing for primary grade school children were a wonderful addition to our day care and after school care centers.
Their generous contributions were gratefully received.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

HBA is doing great things! The compassion it has to educate and touch the hearts of young people is to be commended.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Home Based Arts is an amazing organization that truly cares about children. Through their creative learning activity books, HBA helps young people (in age and at heart) understand the world around them in a fun, meaningful, and memorable way!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I would like to nominate HBA for being an excellent tool in changing the mind-set of our children! This form of education has an impact upon the young minds of today's world!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I've had the opportunity to work with HBA and I think the books are very informative and serve as a positive in teaching history to our children. HBA books could serve as a supplement in our educational system.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I would like to submit the strongest nomination possible for Home Based Arts USA (EIN 31-1434722).

HBA creates learning activity books on a variety of subjects, from “The Law” to the “Great Dayton Flood of 1913,” from “Money Talks” to “Aerospace,” from tolerance to friendships, the series is constantly expanding beyond the current 15 books.
Together with the free books for grade school students comes the teacher guide to help facilitate the subject matter. Endorsed by teachers and schools statewide, HBA has already distributed in excess of 400,000 books.

The executive director, Joyce Reid Kasprzak, works tirelessly soliciting and selling potential sponsors on the value of these books, beloved by the children and treasured by teachers. HBA would be a most deserving winner and would be able to expand the lineup of these fabulous teaching books.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have helped this organization get feedback on one of the their books that was donated to schools across the state of OH. The appreciation and feedback from the Curriculum Directors and Teachers has been outstanding, and the students' comprehension of the subject matter was significantly improved as a result of this book. I am very impressed with the mission and accomplishments of Home Based Arts and hope that they can continue with their great work.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is committed to teaching children to read and become aware of historic people in a way they may understand. They donate books to schools and are very active in the community writing about topics such as The Tuskegee Airman, Paul L Dunbar and others.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Home Based Arts continually produces books that are both entertaining and relevant to capture the minds and broaden the horizons of the children it serves. What a great organization!!

Abbie R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Home Based Arts is a company with a vision to preserve the history of Ohio through coloring books ! The books are an educational tool that tell stories the texts books won't. They are also educating adults! I love the concept and will continue to support the works of the authors, illustrators, and leaders behind HBA.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

To say that this non profit's goal is necessary and rewarding is just the tip of the iceberg. Serving our children, mostly the needy is helping to build better adults who are more aware and confident of their role in the future. The books are interesting and inticing.

Donor

Rating: 5

Home Based Arts is a wonderful organization that provides creative and innovative activity books for school children. Many af the books have nationwide appeal and the remainder are written to recognize local heroes and organizations. The books are professionally done and contain some thought provoking and relavent information for our school children. They often pick up where the school leave off and bring some valuable information to the schools.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My company foundation has helped fund Home Based Arts since 2006. Their expertise in creating activity books and learning guides continues to grow every year. Not only do they provide supplemental educational programs and materials for our youth, but the subject matter is often local to our commuinity and diverse. Their expertise spans from the Underground Railroad to the Negro Baseball League to the Dayton Ballet and Charles Kettering. My company, along with many others, share a passion for education and finding new and exciting ways to get our students interested in history and the Dayton region. Home Based Arts shares this passion by providing the needed materials and creativity.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with Home Based Arts for at least five years, and have done so because they fill such an important and unique niche in the education of our children, particularly our under-served children. I think the educational products of Home Based Arts does make a change in the lives of these students, and our community is better for it.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been associated with these learning lab books for more than 5 years. I have used them from grades 3 - 8. It is one very good tool to be used with other resources to help students enjoy reading about topics that may not seem as important to them just reading from a textbook. They provide a starting point for students to begin conversing and sharing their thoughts aloud in large and small groups. It allowed me to create questions that evoked the use of higher level thinking skills and motivated students to go want to know more about given topics. Parents can read the books to the non-readers and can encourage reading for fun and information to the beginning readers and the motivated readers!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I have sponsored the books created by Home Based Arts in our local school district. The teachers who used them were thrilled to have educational, fun books to teach local history.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Home Based Arts is a wonderful concept benefiting the youth. There emphasis is on teaching kids an array of historical subjects through learning activity books. I think that this is a outstanding way to get kids excited about learning. The content of the books are of the highest degree. The writing, art, structure, are done in a masterfull way. I recently spoke with the executive director Joyce Kasprzak at second street market in Dayton Ohio. People like this with so much passion for the underprivleged youth really makes me want to do my part. This organization donates these books to classrooms who don't have the funds to purchase them. We need more non profits like this. Please check them out at www.homebasedarts.org

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

About 15 years ago a co-worker and friend, Toni Bell shared one of the Home Based Arts Books with me, supporting her husband William Bell. I found them to be an excellent way for me to teach my Son's about their community and the Dayton area as well as, share them with my Grandchildren who lived in Virginia. The collection reminded me of the Black History Books my Mother taught me from. Facts about positive people and history from where we live and about people we see every day. In this world of video games, cell phones and activities that don't require human interaction, it's very important to me to keep the children close. I hold them and read to them. I encourage them to color pictures and read to me. These books will always be a tradition in my Family as I encourage unity in learning and spending quality time with our children.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Home Based Arts is one of the most unique and creative concepts I have seen yet. This region of the nation has always been known as the "Cradle of Creativity" and Home Based Arts certainly does a superb job of compiling both historic and cultural aspects of those topics with their ingenious activity books so our youth learn this type of subject matter . Books such as Dayton Inventors, People Places & Things, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Charles F. Kettering certainly make learning fun! The scope of their organization is both national as well as international and certainly puts our region on the map by telling our story so well. I would encourage you to contact them about the possibility of compiling your historical story this way.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Home Based Arts Usa Inc is a wonderful liazon for both children and adults to become more adapt in history and the arts. They do this through a serious of learning activity books which help to peak the interest of children. I feel the book really helped my children learn about local history and the arts. I recommend these books to anyone who wants to increase ones knowledge on a national level, meeting the ohio proficeincy standards.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have watch and particiapted in Children’s Historical Publishing division continually developing new LABs—Learning Activity Books.
•The books focuse on special topic studies for elementary and middle school students. These books and teaching guides are designed to help bridge the gap on topics that do not have in-depth curriculum coverage.
•All topics include learning and activities that will help develop student's knowledge based on Common Core reading and math standards.
•The kids think they're coloring books and games-- teachers and parents love the word games, writing activity and essay contest.
•The books are carefully crafted to be used in Grades 1-7 depending on the title.
•Curriculum Guides for teachers are offered free available as a download from this site.
•All books are printed on high quality real paper-- not newsprint.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I used the Rule of Law for my youth summer Camp. They were very happy about it it made so simle for them to understand Moral Law and legislative law. They were able to undersatnd that law was made to protect and not to entrap us.

From the art work in the book it became so vivid for the visual learners to comprehend what the book was talking about. I am bent on using their historical books to help the youth undersatnd the history of their country and Dayton. They recently published a book about Hall of Fame and I hope it will be good.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Home Based Arts USA Inc. provided a childrens book that was focused on one of our key assest in the Write Dunbar Business District called the Walk of Fame. The value of this book is very high in that it provides info on 130 accomplished individuals and groups from the Dayton Region that can inspire, motivate and provide great historical knowledge to children given them pride in the area which they live.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The resources that were provided by Children's Historical Publishing
to the Kettering City Schools teaching staff were an incredible learning tool.
The books offer a wealth of information that students easily identify with, the context is grade level appropriate, illustrations are cleverly incorporated throughout the books, and there are pertinent learning activities that relate back to the reading.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having moved back to the Dayton area only five years ago, after having lived other places for the past 30+ years, I was struck by the humble and persistent efforts to reach an underserved population in the midst of such an unrelentingly perilous economic situation. Through it's children's workbook series Home Based Arts not only tries to keep hold of a large at-risk sector of the local community, it offers a novel way of providing a voice and history with which many can then identify and in which all may find a modicum of pride. This sense of 'self', as well as its attendant feeling of accomplishment, is critical for the flourishing of the individual and the success of the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Home Based Arts has been part of the Miami Valley area education community and community at large-- giving over 350,000 Learning Activity Books to kids. The books, all written to state proficiency standards are interesting and fun for the kids-- what's more is they also teach throug the stories about perseverance, hard work and ovecoming challenges.

As a volunteer I am always treated with respect by an organization that values my contributions and welcomes my input. They run on a snug budget, always finding ways to funnel funds to more kids. Their web site, www.childrenshistoricalpublishing.org gives the full background and is the place teachers and parents get the FREE curriculum/teacher guides for the books.

I alwasy personally seeing the delight on the face of the little kids who get a book-- a "real" book all their own. They love the books on inventors, aearospace, law, arts, and so many other titles that interest the kids. And I also love that while the kids love having their own book and reading the stories and even doing the acitvities at the end of the books, knowing that they are learning history, science and social studies.

Whether I am assisting setting up a display table at a community fair or festival, packing books to take to schools or interacting with others in the organization I get such a satisfied feeling knowing we reach kids who, without Home Based Arts/Childrens Historical Publishing, would just never have these opportunites to learn and grow and feel pride.