This guide and activity book complements Barbara Ayosea Morse’s Tales from Squnch Valley. It is for parents, teachers, child-care workers, counselors, and therapists who work with children of all ages and abilities across cultures. The book offers movement, visualization, art, and writing exercises while also enhancing language development and social skills.
Though written for children in grades K-6, activities may also be adapted for younger children, adolescents, and even adults. The Squnch tales and related activities are appropriate for use in both traditional and home-school settings, as well as for distance-learning. Staff in outpatient and residential treatment centers will also find them to be an excellent resource.
Because of tensions among various groups in our society, books with universal characters, such as Squnches, are greatly needed. The Squnch tales teach children the value of living in harmony with one another and with nature in today’s challenging and ever-changing world.