LOVE ME GENTLY HUMANE EDUCATION®
Love Me Gently HUMANe Education® is for educators of K-2 grades and is a unique lesson about kindness that creatively bridges the connection between animals and people. This Yellow Heart program is an excellent supplement during Kindness Week, Pet Week, or for character building any time of the year. Research proves that fostering strong bonds between kids and pets provides them a solid foundation with which to practice and build positive relationship skills.
Love Me Gently HUMANe Education® is a thorough and strategically designed curriculum for early education teachers to run on their own that begins by telling the children that they are real life superheroes. With peaked interest, they learn that their “superpower” is kindness, and it can be ignited from within any time they choose. The primary presentation tool is the book, Love Me Gently, adorably illustrated with compelling characters. As the book is read, children observe positive problem-solving scenarios between a young boy and his new puppy through a captivating and recurring theme allowing for critical thinking and relational perspective. The book empowers children to make responsible choices when it comes to caring for their pets, which builds self-esteem, empathy, and compassion.
“I recommend Lisa Wiehebrink and her wonderful book, LOVE ME GENTLY, as well as her special Yellow Heart HUMANe Education program to schools everywhere! Lisa has taken the world of the child and placed in a sphere of respect and caring. After experiencing Ms. Wiehebrink’s book and program, children emerge with the superhero power of a kind heart applied to their every day experiences.”
Executive Director Montessori Schools of Irvine
Click here to order a Love Me Gently HUMANe Education® Kind Kit for your Pre-K through 2nd grade classroom. It has all of the tools you’ll need for a simple, yet persuasive discussion about kind and gentle care toward pets including valuable lessons for safety around dogs. This unique kit comes conveniently bundled in a reusable, canvas book tote….perfect for students to share Love Me Gently at home! The Love Me Gently book is also available in Spanish.
The Yellow Heart collaborates with community groups, animal shelters, humane societies, and rescue organizations around the country like the Bark Avenue Foundation in Los Angeles, CA, and the Humane Society of Missouri who provide humane education within their community and unique to their cause. Contact us for wholesale opportunities to use the books Love Me Gently or Gray Whiskers to make a difference in your area.