Raising A Conscious Child

This is a forum where great minds exchange ideas about what it takes to raise a conscious child. Hear thoughts from homeschoolers, doctors, teachers, parents, youth directors and people from all faiths.

Behind The Scenes

How do creative people do what they do and why?  Enter the minds of writers, illustrators and others who make their dreams come true.

Curriculum

Young Masters Little Wisdom Discovery Curriculum for diverse applications.

For Parents & Teachers

Music, books and curriculum for children 4-8.  Find out what parents, teachers and youth directors are saying about Dream A World’s resources and how they are using them to change children’s lives. Used by Montessori, home schoolers, public and private educational institutions, CSL, Unity and New Thought Youth ministries.

News and Reviews

Resources from Building Classroom Community and Character Through Music

Educators, Grammy Award-winner Bunny Hull, Founder and Executive Director of Dream A World Education, Inc. and Peace Educator, Stephanie Pelly teamed up to present “Building Classroom Community and Character Through Music at 2013 American Montessori Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Culmination Of The Young Masters Discovery Program @ Naudain Academy, A Montessori School

Vorhees, New Jersey – The Young Masters Discovery Program at Naudain Academy concluded last week. The extended day children proudly wore the headdresses they created as they received their certificates and shared what they had learned with their friends –  the Secrets Of The Heart

During the final celebration each Young Master held the […]

Children Learn How To Shine Their Light In The Young Masters Little Wisdom Discovery Program at Naudain Academy, a Montessori School

Voorhees, New Jersey – The children of Naudain Academy have been enjoying the Young Masters Little Wisdom Discovery Program every other week since November.  Their mission has been to learn and practice the Secrets of The Heart based on the Young Masters Little Wisdom books.  This past week they learned about the final secret in […]

Montessori Students Celebrate Earthday And Learn The Importance Of Creativity

In celebration of Earth Day, master teacher Stephanie Pelly facilitated the Young Masters Discovery Program at Naudain Academy as they focused on this weeks “secret” CREATIVITY by working together on a group art project that now hangs in their classroom and the school hallways.  The project all began as children discovered creativity by reading “Young Masters: […]

Naudain Academy students learn they have the Heart Of A Lion. Lessons for young minds from Young Masters Little Wisdom Curriculum for Montessori

Voorhees, New Jersey – A class of enthusiastic students from Naudain Academy, a Montessori school, continued on their journey to self-discovery this week via Young Masters Little Wisdom Discovery Program as they learned about the next Secret of the Heart – COURAGE.   Stephanie Pelly, the program facilitator began by reading Young Masters:  Heart Of […]

Dream A World® Excels At Montessori Conference in San Francisco – Special opening ceremony appearance by Bunny Hull

San Francisco, CA – This past weekend Dream A World’s founder, Grammy Award-winner Bunny Hull was featured at the opening ceremony of the American Montessori Society Conference in San Francisco as she performed Peace In Our Land, the title track from her award winning album and book.  Supported by 150 children from Northern California Montessori Schools, […]

Naudain Academy, a Montessori School, Teaches Lessons In Gratitude from The Young Masters Little Wisdom Discovery Program

Voorhees, New Jersey – The Young Masters Discovery Program was in full swing this week as class facilitator, Stephanie Pelly, taught the second week of “gratitude” using the book and music Young Masters: The Hidden Treasure.

The Discovery curriculum is easily modified to meet the needs of each school and classroom. The staff of Naudain […]

Seattle Center For Spiritual Living Talks About The Young Masters Little Wisdom Curriculum by Deanna Freeman

Seattle, Washington – At the Center for Spiritual Living in Seattle we serve a large and fluctuating population of children on Sundays during our 2 services in 6 different classes.  We have adapted the curriculum through 5th grade, with the older kids helping to tell the stories to younger children. The ideas and principles presented […]

This Little Light – The Young Masters Little Wisdom Discovery Program teaches the gift of love to students at Naudain Academy, a Montessori School

Vorhees, New Jersey – The Young Masters Little Wisdom Discovery program begin with the Young Masters pledge as a group. “I promise to use my gifts everyday, in every way, for I am a Young Master.” Several children wanted to say the pledge by themselves or with a friend or two. They […]

The Young Masters Little Wisdom Discovery Program teaches the children of Naudain Academy, a Montessori school, about “The Hidden Treasure” – being grateful

Voorhees, New Jersey – The children of Naudain Academy were excited to learn about The Hidden Treasure today and as they discovered the next Secret Of The Heart.   Students had several guesses before Stephanie Pelly, the program facilitator, revealed the secret.   “Is it love, friendship or sharing with your friends?” they asked.

Stephanie […]

Finding time to do what you love is important to Allyn Stotz. Allyn balances her work as a children’s author with a full time career in another field. Find out how she makes it happen!

1. When did you start writing and what inspired you to start?

I wrote a little bit when I was a child  but I never really thought of becoming a writer until I was an adult. What inspired me was really strange. One day I was reading my brothers blog. He was just playing around […]

Young Masters Little Wisdom Discovery Program Continues at Naudain Academy, a Montessori School

Voohees, New Jersey –  It was a rainy day and the children were ready for some indoor fun.  The theme of imagination continued on their favorite day, the day Stephanie comes to conduct the Young Masters Little Wisdom Discovery program .  As always Stephanie Pelly began with the Young Masters Pledge.  “I promise […]

Naudain Academy, a Montessori School, teaches children how important it is to have a vision.

Voorhees, New Jersey – Naudain Academy, a Montessori school, continued their quest this week to make sure their children have a well-rounded education by once again embarking on their journey to the Secrets of the Heart via the Young Masters Little Wisdom Discovery program which began in November.   The first day back at school from […]

The Dali Lama Speaks About Children And The Education Of The Heart

“My hope and wish is that one day, formal education will pay attention to what I call education of the heart. Just as we take for granted the need to acquire proficiency in the basic academic subjects, I am hopeful that a time will come when we can take it for granted that children will learn, as part of the curriculum, the indispensability of inner values: love, compassion, justice, and forgiveness.” The Dalai Lama

The time is here. The time is now.

Naudain Academy, a Montessori School, uses the Young Masters Little Wisdom Discovery Program to teach friendship.

What is a Young Master?  Someone born with gifts.  A Young Master is YOU.  This is what each and every child in the extension program at Naudain Academy is learning.  They are indeed Young Masters.  This week they continued to explore friendship as they reviewed  the Secret of The Heart they are focusing on for the first […]

Christian Children’s Authors Piscitelli and Gortier Talk About Their Creative Process

 

Donna: Thank you so much for the opportunity to interview with you.  We both just love your website.  You offer such a refreshing and inspiring view of the world.

 

1. Did you write stories when you were growing up? at school? Or at home. As a hobby? As a young child, or as […]

Naudain Academy, a Montessori School, Prepares Children To Make A Difference In The World With The Young Masters Little Wisdom Program

Children from Naudain Academy a Montessori School in New Jersey are learning what it means to be a Young Master and use the very important gifts you’ve been given. FInd out more about the Young Masters Little Wisdom Discovery Program

Kate Westerlund came to writing and adaptation late in life. Find out how she made her dream of becoming a writer come true.

Kate Westerlund is a children’s author who specializes in adaptation and has lived in Salzburg, Austria with her husband for over 20 years.

Should I (and How Do I) Hire a Tutor? By Timothy Hall

School has been in session now for several months.  Students are busy learning their ABC’s, new vocabulary words, writing skills and math skills.  Teachers are busy assessing each student’s progress by observing learning styles and test results.  Inevitably questions must be asked of every student’s ability and achievements, including:

Are they at grade level?

Are they […]

Christian Children’s Author Jill Roman Lord Talks About Her Creative Process And How She’s Created A Career In Writing On Her Own Terms

Christian children’s author Jill Roman Lord talks about her creative process and what inspires her to write.

Dr. Pamela Beasley, Mother, Child Psychiatrist and Homeschooler talks about the value of Dream A World’s books and music

I am trained in child psychiatry, and can say that most of the children and teenagers with whom I work do not feel good about themselves. I’m reading a book by Wayne Dyer, and just read this passage:

“A child’s self-image is the most important factor in his or her happiness and fulfillment. Children who […]

“A Story Of Hope And Friendship For One Kenyan Orphan” – Children’s author Pam Bitterman talks about her creative process.

When you were a child did you ever have moments when you decided that you were going to be a writer when you grew up?

*I was a happy dreamer as a child. My mother always lovingly told me that she believed that I would someday be a writer. She originally thought […]

Raising A Conscious Child by Heidi Robins – Mother and Homeschooler from Adelaide, South Australia

Heidi Robins lives in Adelaide, South Australia and is the mother of two children. As a homeschooler, Heidi talks about how she’s raising conscious children and her use of Dream A World’s music and books to enhance their learning.

Raising A Conscious Child by Father, Chef and Owner of Soup Kitchen, Inc.

Jamie Klein is a parent and the Chef/Owner of Soup Kitchen, Inc. a company whose purpose is ending hunger. For every portion of soup sold, an equal portion of soup is donated to someone in need. Who Jamie is and how he lives his life gives him a unique perspective on what it takes to raise a conscious child.

A Look In The Mirror – Why I Became A Writer by Bunny Hull

Grammy Award winning songwriter Bunny Hull reflects on how she was guided into a career as a songwriter and singer and talks about what keeps her going.

From the moment I wrote my first song at age fifteen I was hooked.  I had been learning to dance since age three, playing the piano […]

Raising A Conscious Child – “Intentional Living” by Angie Miles – Parent, Broadcast Journalist, Literacy Educator

Note To Authentic Self: Nurturing My Children To Be Intentional, Happy and On Fire With Purpose. Overheard: Two brothers, ages 8 and 5, having an argument:

Older brother:  “You have to stop being so mean!”

Younger brother:  “This is just how I was made!”

Older:  “God made you…everything about you…all the parts of your body, […]

Raising A Conscious Child by Amy Arnaz – Mother, Ballet School Director

30 years as owner and director of the Boulder City Ballet School in Boulder City, Nevada provided the opportunity for Amy Arnaz to affect the lives of hundreds of children and young adults. Motherhood and a background in dance make for a unique and rich perspective on raising children.  Find out what Amy knows about: […]

Love Has The Last Word – Young Masters Little Wisdom Discovery Program @ Children’s Montessori House

Moorsetown, New Jersey – The Young Masters Little Wisdom Discovery Program at Montessori Children’s House wrapped up this week with the last book and lesson in the series.  The children were now able to say the YOUNG MASTERS Pledge as a group.  Several children took turns by themselves and  one of the youngest little […]

Raising A Conscious Child by Denise Yeargin – Parent, Elementary School Counselor

This feature article by Denise Yeargin comes from a lifetime of unique experience. Find out from a parent who has a Masters degree in counseling, works currently as an elementary school counselor and served children and families for years as a Unity minister.  Read her thoughts about:

RAISING CONSCIOUS CHILDREN

There are many books and […]

Children at Montessori Children’s House are learning to use their Invisible Power

Moorsetown, New Jersey –  The fifth unit from the Young Masters Little Wisdom Discovery Curriculum continued for an enthusiastic group of students at Montessori Children’s house this week.  As always the lesson begins with the YOUNG MASTERS PLEDGE.  The only difference today is that three children lead the pledge, adding a few extra turns to […]

Raising A Conscious Child, by Bennie Harris – A Veteran’s Perspective

As a parent, coming from a Military family and serving as a Marine in Iraq, Bennie Harris brings a unique perspective to what he has come to know about:

Raising a Conscious Child

The thought of writing anything regarding raising a child is daunting, at least for me it […]

Behind The Scenes with children’s author, producer Gerry Renert

We recently asked successful writer, producer Gerry Renert to tell us about his creative process and how he’s made his dreams come true.

Gerry Renert Musings

I’ve been a writer almost my entire adult life and started off writing advertising copy with the challenge always being to convey as much as possible using the fewest […]

Teacher Of The Month for May – Francisco Delgado – Leo Politi Elementary, Los Angeles

One of L.A.’s best!  Francisco Delgado is a dedicated kindergarten teacher for some very fortunate students at Leo Politi Elementary in Los Angeles, an exceptional school under the leadership of principal Brad Rumble.  When Dream A World first met Mr. Delgado we were conducting our Secrets Of The Heart residency program for 105 students . […]

Courage is the key for Montessori Children’s House and the Young Masters Little Wisdom Discovery Program

Moorsetown, New Jersey – The Young Masters Little Wisdom Discovery Program is in full swing at Montessori Children’s House as students jump into unit four in this six week program.  Spontaneity is a beautiful thing!  Class began with an unexpected, but perfect, twist today when the children were frightened because of a spider.  They were […]

Creativity Behind The Scenes with author Patrice Karst

We recently asked well-known children’s author Patrice Karst about her creative process and how she’s made her dreams come true.

Writing started early for me. English was always my favorite subject and reading always a lifelong pleasure. I remember the thrill of lying in bed as a girl for hours under the blankets with books […]

Raising A Conscious Child – Should I Consider Homeschooling? By Top L.A. Tutor, Tim Hall

by Tim Hall

There’s no question that more and more people are becoming concerned with the quality of our education system in the United States. We, as a nation, have slipped to an “average” ranking among 30+ countries in reading, math and science. And while politicians debate when and how much money to cut from […]

What is The Hidden Treasure? Montessori kids find out at New Jersey Montessori School

Moorestown, New Jersey –  Montessori Children’s House continues the Young Masters Little Wisdom Discovery Curriculum after spring break as the children enter unit three to discover  The Hidden Treasure – gratitude.   As usual things kick off with the Young Master’s pledge,  “I promise to use my gifts everyday….”  After reading  The Hidden Treasure, children discuss […]

Raising A Conscious Child – Charlotte Sherman explores “The Conscious Life”

Charlotte Sherman has brought an understanding of the arts to hundreds of thousands of children and adults.  She is a mother, grandmother, artist, art curator and director of the Heritage Gallery representing the art of Charles White, David Alfaro Siqueiros, William Gropper and many others.
Charlotte has spent a life in the arts […]

Creativity Behind The Scenes with Etan Boritzer, best-selling children’s author

Etan Boritzer is the best-selling author of the WHAT IS children’s book series.  Find out about his creative process and how he makes his dreams come true. Visit Etan Boritzer and Bunny Hull on April 30-May 1st at the L.A. Times Book Festival at UCS, Booth #543.

Etan Boritzer is the best-selling author of the What […]

Young Masters Little Wisdom Curriculum at Center For Spiritual Living-Palm Desert

Rev. Mark Accomando, Youth Director at Center For Spiritual Living – Palm Desert reports on using the YMLW curriculum with his youth.

YOU INSPIRE ME !!!! Thank you so much for creating this amazing curriculum that is fun, practical and inspiring.

We did the Friendship Seed this Sunday and made the friendship chain! It was […]

Montessori Children’s House introduces children to their “Magic Eye”

How do children really learn what it means to have an imagination? 

Moorsetown, New Jersey – Stephanie Pelly introduced Montessori students to their “Magic Eye” this past week.  Children naturally use their “magic eye”, their imagination, but do they really understand the value of this important gift that’s always available to them?  The Young Masters […]

Raising A Conscious Child – “The Basics” by Dr. Gustavo H. Vintas

Gustavo H. Vintas, M.D. is a practicing psychiatrist and child psychiatrist in Beverly Hills, California.  Here he shares his thoughts on what it takes to raise a conscientious child.  Tips for the conscious parent:

 

Raising A Conscientious Child – The Basics

Having a child is easy. Raising a child takes responsibility.  Raising a conscientious […]

Young Masters Little Wisdom Discovery Program at Montessori Children’s House – Moorestown, New Jersey

The Friendship Seed – Teaching the art of friendship to five year olds

Moorsetown, New Jersey – Stephanie Pelly implemented the Young Masters Little Wisdom Discovery Program for twenty eager young students at the Montessori Children’s House in Moorsetown yesterday.  The program, a special addition to this quarter, began April 5th and will run […]

Rev. Richard Burdick, Youth Director at Unity North Atlanta, talks about the Young Masters Little Wisdom Curriculum

Rev. Richard Burdick, Associate Minister and Youth Director at Unity North Atlanta:

We at Unity North Atlanta church have just been introduced to the “Young Masters, Little Wisdom” curriculum and are very happy we have found it.  We happened upon this work by Bunny Hull and Stephanie Pelly through a recommendation of another church in […]

Raising A Conscious Child – “The Practice Of Being” by Pattie Mercado – Youth Director

We want our children to be kind, be happy, be sincere, be themselves, be proud, be successful, and be the best they can be. Life is about being. How do you want to be as a parent? What will you model for your children? Life is lived from the inside out. When we know how we want to be the doing is revealed.

Behind the scenes with Todd Parr

In Dream A World’s exclusive “Behind The Scenes” find out how award-winning illustrator and author – Todd Parr has made his dreams come true.

1. Did you write stories when you were growing up? At school or as a hobby?

No, but I loved to draw.  I was always drawing or doing […]

Dream A World’s Teacher of the Month for April is Stephanie Pelly

Stephanie Pelly has a true gift of recognizing the magical spirit of children…and adults.  As a peace educator, she has spent over twenty years teaching in public, private, and Montessori schools where she implemented character education and bullying prevention programs throughout Bucks County, PA and Southern New Jersey. Her most recent […]