Thursday, June 28, 2012

This week has been one of focusing on very positive initiatives that will greatly impact children. There is probably nothing I get excited about more than becoming aware of and supporting wonderful efforts that can make a real difference.

There are 3 that I am sharing here with you now:

#1. Mission Small Business:  Mission: Small Business℠ is an effort by Chase Bank and LivingSocial, to increase awareness of the important role small businesses play in local communities and to help small businesses grow. As a result, Chase will provide 12 grants to small businesses. 

Supporters can get involved by clicking the “Support” button at and voting for their favorite registered small businesses. For each pledge of support, Chase will add five dollars to the grant pool, up to $3 million, and businesses must receive at least 250 votes to be considered for a grant by June 30th. 

 I have submitted a proposal for Brain Insights and am so excited to share this and ask if you would be willing to take a moment to vote!

Your support will contribute to benefiting thousands of children. Receiving this grant would lead to finally making early brain development common knowledge and children enjoying all their brain needs most! 

This will happen through:

  • At least 20 Creating Great Connections presentations taking place for entire communities through out the country. (In fact let me know if you would want your community to be considered for one of the locations!)
  • Promotions to hospitals to give a, Love Your Baby brain packet to all new parents! (This is something numerous people want to see happen as soon as possible!)
  • The development of a new series of brain packets called, Healthy Brain Insights. This will be designed for healthy and learning brains of all ages. (Packets for all brains has been a frequent request!) 
  • This could also lead to the development of a whole new and unique product to really make brain development easy for busy parents!  (Can't wait to have this happen and share this one with you also!)
Thank you so very much for your on going support and sharing in the passion to inspire the healthy development of ALL young children!!   

(I need to reach 250 votes to qualify by the Deadline : Saturday June 30th!)  

Log in with a Facebook account and enter: Brain Insights push SEARCH and then Vote!

I do not usually ask for help like this, but my great desire to be able to make this positive impact drives me to ask for your support!  

You can vote for more than one company... so you will also want to support Play Math!

#2. Dr. Lynne Kenney has also submitted for a grant through Mission Small Business. Lynne is also very dedicated to creating awareness and understanding of what is best for children's brains and she coaches families. She is the author of, The Family Coaching Method and is providing a new program called, Play Math. 

Lynne has shared the following:

"Play Math is a hit! In our simple motor math program, Play Math, we teach meaningful math using soccer, kick and tennis balls, along with polyspots, marker boards, markers, cards and base ten blocks to play math motorically.  We see math, say math, play math, write math and build math so that the children begin to develop the ability to THINK mathematically.

We are really pleased, because when we teach math, engaging both gross and fine motor skills, kids who were losing their math facts with symbolic visual learning can remember them.

I am not much for voting but we could use $250,000 to purchase math blocks and produce animated training videos. So if you are on Facebook, please sign-in and write Play Math in the business search and VOTE."

Doesn't this sound wonderful? This is how the brain learns best! Kudos Lynne!!

#3.  Plan UK will launch their new Education for Girls Facebook App on June 29th, it highlights the importance of reading in education and allows users to select how many out of 50 top children’s books they’ve read and then buy their own virtual book by donating to Plan UK.

The book will go into Plan UK’s virtual library; users can then view the library and see how their donation helped towards improving education for girls around the world.

All donations from the App go towards helping to fund girl’s education. 

Here is what you do:  (I found it fun!)

To help Plan UK send some of the poorest girls to school in developing countries. Select how many out of 50 children’s books have you read, then donate and purchase a virtual book. All donations help education for girls

Enjoy reflecting on and sharing your favorite book!!

It is always so extremely heart warming when people support each other in ways that are so positive!

Have a beautiful day! 

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