Author Archives: EDU DESIGNS

About EDU DESIGNS

EDU Designs is a non profit organization whose mission is to produce and distribute multimedia materials for the education, motivation and character development of children.

CAN A KID CHANGE THE WORLD? You BETCHA!

  At seven years old, I wanted to help people. I imagined that “helping people” meant becoming a doctor. Then one day, I heard some kids swearing and yelling at each other on the street.  I asked my mom, “Why do they … Continue reading

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Kids Need Your HELP!

Kids are WORTH it. They need to know they have a future and a hope! We are scraping bottom to do all we can, but our non profit needs YOU! Will you help us meet the expense of reprinting our … Continue reading

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Help your Child ORGANIZE! (Help YOU, too!)

HELP YOUR CHILD ORGANIZE with my NEW Activity cards*! Make a HORIZONTAL CHART to show WHAT TO DO NEXT! 1- Tape a strip of stiff paper (or cardboard) across poster board to make a pocket to hold activity cards. Top row is … Continue reading

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SEE WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING AT!

KIDS ARE GROWING UP –  RIGHT BEFORE OUR (DISTRACTED) EYES! Before you know it, those teachable moments will be gone.  DON’T LET THEIR BRAINS GO TO WASTE! Change the life of a child you know – before it’s too late. … Continue reading

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SHARE YOUR STRUGGLES!

Before I ever had kids, I thought I knew all about child rearing. After they started coming along, however, all pride went out the window and humility took it’s place. It’s been almost half a century since my first darling … Continue reading

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SEE What You’re LOOKING At!

EDU DESIGNS earned the TOP-RATED Great Non Profit’s Seal! Thousands of children, their parents and teachers benefit by what we do each year. Read what they share about our work here. In addition to our free resources on GoMommyGO®, we donate materials to schools and teachers, including … Continue reading

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Roscoe the Squirrel

Way back in B.C. (Before Children) I raised a baby squirrel. Here’s a photo of me and Roscoe, when he was around four months old.  Because he had fallen out of a tree as a newborn, he was afraid to climb trees at first. … Continue reading

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GET While You GIVE!

GET MY Art Textbook for kids FREE! Does media influence children? You know it does.  Profoundly.  From the time I was a child I have wanted to inspire kids to become BETTER people. Since 2007 EDU DESIGNS has been “Building Brains And Hearts … Continue reading

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CHARACTER is PREPARATION for the STORMS of LIFE!

They hit you sooner or later… No way around it. Troubles hit you. Some financial. Some personal. Like Rudyard Kipling said, how do you hold on when all about you are losing their heads and blaming it on you? Even … Continue reading

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Your Child NEEDS ‘Somebody NEEDS You’

I’M SO HAPPY! My animated short is now a CHILDREN’S BOOK! SOMEBODY NEEDS YOU has a powerful message that shows kids the character traits of caring and empathy for others! Kids need to learn to be helpful.  Don’t wait. As the twig is bent, … Continue reading

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WHEN IS ‘GOOD ENOUGH’, GOOD ENOUGH?

IS ‘GOOD ENOUGH’, GOOD ENOUGH? MY mom always told me, “A job worth doing, is worth doing WELL!”   So I tried to be perfect! But when my kids were little, I could never get everything done ‘well’ at the same time.  … Continue reading

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HELP EDU DESIGNS SHARE MY ART BOOK!

We are so thankful to everyone who helped us win the 2016 Great Non Profit’s Seal! Read what people are saying about our work here. Thousands of children and their parents benefit by what we do each year. In addition to our free resources on GoMommyGO®, we … Continue reading

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Helping your child CLEAN THEIR ROOM!

Thanks to Mindi for suggesting I add a picture of “clean your room”, to GoMommyGO’s free illustrated behavior charts. The simple command, “Clean Your Room” might be enough for some kids, but not for mine)! Many get overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of the … Continue reading

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“SOMEBODY NEEDS YOU” needs YOU!

Inspiring children since 2007 with art workshops, free books, videos and assemblies, none of us at EDU DESIGNS has gotten paid a dime, but the rewards are “out of this world”! And our little videos teach BIG lessons that kids ‘get’. So when the … Continue reading

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Create Peace and Love ALL YEAR ROUND♩ ♪ ♫ ♬

Want Peace? Loving the people in our lives can bring more peace to our world.  Maybe not the entire world, but at least to those people our lives touch. I’m so grateful for each and every one of you who has reached … Continue reading

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The Night Princess in Mandarin

THE NIGHT PRINCESS is an original fable that encourages us to see that the way we treat anyone, is the way we treat everyone! With tears streaming down his face, RAY BRADBURY declared, “It’s BEAUTIFUL!”   VAN DYKE PARKS said: “I loved your … Continue reading

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Watch “SOMEBODY NEEDS YOU!” – NOW!

  Sometimes we may want to do something “big and important” in the world, all the while missing opportunities to help those around us. The story Somebody Needs You is important for kids – to learn to pay attention to their surroundings, … Continue reading

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My ART BOOK for KIDS!

SEE WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING AT reveals the secrets of how children (and adults) can learn to draw! SPECIAL OFFER! LIMITED TIME ONLY until our next printing: Get a FREE download of my Art Book with any donation!(A $9.99 Value) After … Continue reading

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SOMEBODY NEEDS YOU!

EDU Designs AND DaniMation Entertainment TEAM UP TO PRODUCE “SOMEBODY NEEDS YOU!” Somebody Needs You is a story about a distracted little girl who thinks she’s not important. Once she sees that others around her have real problems, she discovers something new about herself. … Continue reading

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HOW KIDS LEARN EMPATHY

Why is it that some people seem to have more empathy than others? And some seem to have none at all. How did we get this way? Is it nature? Is it nurture?            Neuroscientist Dr. Marco Iacoboni, author of … Continue reading

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