Burnsville, Minnesota (PressExposure) June 02, 2009 -- Responding to the need for summer programs that promote a positive self image within preschool children, ThumbPeople, Inc. has made Thumbuddy Club available in a format that adapts to multiple environments in both the secular and Christian arenas.
Thumbuddy Club has been acknowledged by child development experts for it's effectiveness in instilling self worth and confidence in children. Early Childhood Educator and Birth and Family Instructor, Kelly Olson, says, "I am captured by the spirit that "ThumbPeople" portrays. The powerful message they relay to children and adults is essential in our world today. Believing in one's own self and knowing that you are a unique and special person with beautiful gifts to share, is important for this generation to understand, believe and act upon. ThumbPeople's amazing products help families facilitate this interaction."
Created and evaluated by preschool curriculum experts, Thumbuddy Club offers a self worth building lesson reinforced through story time, crafts, music, activities and take-home bags. The Christian and secular versions of Thumbuddy Club integrate well within school district summer programs, children's library programs, Vacation Bible School, day cares, play groups and homeschooling.
Along with Thumbuddy Club, ThumbPeople, Inc. has created Thumbuddy children's books and music CD's containing affirming words to encourage individuals to see themselves in a positive light and inspire them to live outstanding lives. The Thumbuddy character communicates the message to children that just like their thumb leaves a unique, one-of-a-kind thumbprint, they are one-of-a-kind and their life leaves a unique imprint in the world and just as their thumb stands out from their fingers, they were meant to stand out and live outstanding lives.
ThumbPeople, Inc., founded by author, Mark Arens, is located in Burnsville and produces children's literature through the Thumbuddy book series. ThumbPeople, Inc. also produces nurturing and encouraging music for children and adults. They've been recognized for their efforts in positive youth development in building self-confidence in children. ThumbPeople, Inc. produces children's preschool curriculum with a positive message geared for both the secular and Christian environments and provides training opportunities through public speaking events. ThumbPeople has also launched its Imprint Ministry that provides churches with a sermon series, children's ministry program, outreach program and fundraising opportunities that are respectful of the church and ministry environment.