The Solomon Sire children's programs, presented by author Diane E. Root, are a great way to reinforce character development and social-emotional learning in your preschoolers and early elementary-aged students.
By encouraging children to join in the fun, these upbeat, humorous programs incorporate a variety of learning style components that ensure they will be remembered long after the session is done. The presentations can be delivered as an after-school enrichment program for children and their parents, or as an in-school extension to more formal SEL curriculums like Open Circle.
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"The program was developmentally appropriate and tied in nicely to our school's social curriculum. The children were engaged from beginning to end, and have truly become more honest within the classroom!"
--Samantha Mazeika, Kindergarten Teacher, Green Meadow Elementary, Maynard, MA
"Diane provided our young students with an excellent presentation that was informative and engaging. She received rave reviews from our staff and children! Our students had a great time while learning a valuable lesson. I highly recommend Diane!"
--Jim Randell, Principal, Mary Finn Elementary School, Southborough MA
"Diane visited our school and gave a unique and exciting program for our Pre-K through 3rd graders. She took the students on a journey to truly understand the meaning of the story, and they were actively engaged for the entire program. They especially loved the challenge of 'mastering the fib', which included singing and a puppet show! Our students responded in such a positive way! We loved it!"
--Jennifer Pack, Principal, The Brighton School, Framingham, MA
"What a delightfully entertaining and developmentally supportive program this is! Diane (and Solomon) have a wonderful way of engaging children and helping them to recognize that telling the truth can be a great thing. It was such a fun way to help get across a message that parents and teachers work so hard to reinforce. Even more importantly, the program has a variety of visual, emotional, physical and musical components in order to connect with each and every child and make them feel good! A terrific program!"
--Gretchen Hartnett, Director, Southborough Village Preschool, Southborough, MA
"A thoroughly enjoyable hour for my 5- and 6-year olds! The many and varied activities held their interest and the message, while not at all heavy-handed, stuck: they each returned home able to more easily recognize their own--and each other's -- slips into less-than-truthfulness. We are all looking forward to Solomon Sire's next adventure!"
--Heather Gowdy, Southborough, MA
"Using a multimedia approach, Diane E. Root's program on telling the truth brought the wisdom of "Solomon" to a young group of children at our library. Her completely non-didactic presentation of "Solomon Sire and the Fantastic Fib" was a lot of fun...and I'm not lying!"
--Mark A. Malcolm, Children's Librarian, Maynard Public Library, MA