Choosing books that honour children

Concerned about the future of children and the dilemmas they will face, well-loved troubadour, Raffi, has crafted two books

  • Feb. 5, 2014 5:00 p.m.

One of Canada’s great children’s musicians is on a new mission.

Concerned about the future of  children and the dilemmas they will face, well-loved troubadour, Raffi, has crafted two books, Child Honouring and LightwebDarkweb to shine a light on the issue.

“The Covenant for Honouring Children” and its nine principles express the heart of the Child Honouring vision, which offers an organizing principle for societal change: a new partnership with our children, with each other and with the planet – a societal redesign that meets the priority needs of its youngest citizens.

Child Honouring principles are respectful love, diversity, caring community, conscious parenting, emotional intelligence, nonviolence, safe environments, sustainability and ethical commerce.

To foster this cause, there will be a sale of Barefoot Books at the  Mall at Piccadilly on Family Day, Monday Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. 4 p.m.

Barefoot Books is a new line of children’s books that are gaining the attention of parents, grandparents, teachers and children the world over. All proceeds from the sale will go to the Centre for Child Honouring. For more information, call Joan Sturdy at 250-804-3008.