Would you like to avoid the Black Friday mentality of materialism and create family traditions that are long lasting and memorable?
This past summer, the PREP Summit offered a full day’s training on Media Literacy, and in a few days Garfield County PREP will embark on its first Film Intensive Project of youth voices. In the theme of things, here are some gift ideas for awakening the family and keeping the focus this holiday season. A few extras are thrown in to support kids in India and Africa as well.
Try one or try them all. Either way, you’ll stand apart from the crowds and avoid being trampled! Happy Shopping!
Plan a family movie night and watch Miss Representation. Teach your kids to have a critical eye to the messages media sends. Media literacy is needed if we want to make empowering women and girls a priority. It’s needed for girls, boys, young and old. Garfield County PREP is interested in helping you tell your story. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved in a film project today.
Books and Movies That Inspire Kids to Be Grateful. Common Sense Media always has great suggestions for parents to help guide you through the tsunami of media coming at your kids each and every day. They help take the guesswork out by letting you know the age appropriateness of each suggestion. What better time to teach kids about gratitude?
Books from Flamingo Rampant This micro-press has one mission. Bring better kids’ books about gender in order to help normalize the experience of trans* kids. A real value to families of trans* kids and schools so that we can become more thoughtful about gender expectations and create spaces in which we celebrate the world’s diversity.
Conversations on the Go A fun way to keep teens and adults engaged in conversations about big and little questions. This book can go anywhere you want to keep teens and adults talking. Take turns asking the questions. Discover each other’s values, ideals and opinions. But, most of all, keep the conversations going!
Don’t Forget the Family The gift that keeps on giving! Download the free booklet and get hands on activities that will help you develop relationships and build character strengths while engaging your family in having fun. Holiday breaks are the perfect time to get started.
Game On Youth Basketball Camp Register your 5 – 13 year olds for this local basketball camp and support a good cause at the same time! Glenwood Springs’ local and GWS HS graduate, Cassandra Irving, brings basketball skills, nutrition and fitness and character development to her camps. Proceeds go to help abused and rescued girls in India.
Shop Common Threadz designs, and give back every time you order! Designs by orphans in Africa and from talented artists. Each item sold gives 5 school meals to children in need.