When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Did you follow your own path, or one that was chosen for you? Amie Dean’s latest book, There’s No Dream Too Tall, encourages children to dream big, identify their gifts, and choose their own path for the future. I want to share a few activities you can pair with this book.
I received a copy of this book from the National Center for Youth Issues (NCYI) in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Written by: Amie Dean
Illustrated by: Sian James
This book begins by showing children that there are so many open doors for their future.
Just as she did in Your Happy Heart, Dean tells children that they each have unique gifts inside them. These gifts will help them along the way to reaching their dreams.
I love that this book explains that there isn’t just one path that everyone must follow. No matter which path children choose, hard work lies ahead and it won’t always be easy.
Dean also explains that it’s okay if kids don’t have their dreams all figured out yet. There’s still so much time for them to dream and grow. While they wait, they can begin using and sharing their gifts.
I love that this book not only explores a wide variety of dreams kids may have, but it also encourages kids to follow their own path rather than the one that someone else has chosen for them. Amie Dean has done a wonderful job of explaining that each child has their own unique gifts that deserve to be explored and cultivated. This book has an important message for children that can be shared in the classroom and at home.
THERE’S NO DREAM TOO TALL ACTIVITIES
I have put together a few resources you can pair with this book.
When I Grow Up
Students color in the jobs that sound interesting to them. They can add additional jobs, if desired.
On the Job Training
For each job listed, students write down the traits or skills they think would be needed.
I Have Many Gifts
Students write down three gifts they already have and then color or decorate their gifts to match.
There’s No Dream Too Tall
This writing page can be used for a text response or to have students write about their dreams for the future.
You can find all of these activities here.
WHERE TO FIND THE BOOK
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Happy Reading (and Dreaming)!