ThumbPeople Ready to Inspire Educators at the Minnesota Early Childhood Educator’s Conference

Burnsville, MN, March 08, 2009 --( Early Childhood Educator, Kelly Olson, will represent ThumbPeople and its goal to encourage the development of self worth within children at the 7th Annual Minnesota Early Childhood Educator’s Conference to be held March 13-14 at Concordia University, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

The goal of the Minnesota Early Childhood Conference is to expand educator’s horizons and provide information for the best developmentally appropriate practices for educating children from birth through age eight.

Kelly Olson, who has degrees in psychology and early childhood education along with twenty years of teaching experience both in the United States and internationally, will present ThumbPeople music, books and Thumbuddy Club preschool curriculum concepts. ThumbPeople has created the children’s book series featuring “Thumbuddy” – an endearing thumbprint character who communicates the message to children that just like their thumb carries a unique thumbprint, their life leaves a unique imprint in the world and just as their thumb stands out from their fingers, they were intended to stand out and live outstanding lives.

The positive messages within the Thumbuddy children’s book series, ThumbPeople CD’s and Thumbuddy Club preschool curriculum have been praised for their influence in instilling self worth within children and adults.

“Our goal for Thumbuddy Club, designed by a preschool curriculum expert, was to develop fun activities for children with a positive and encouraging message that was simple to facilitate. We’ve tried to think of everything - keeping the preschool leader’s preparation and planning time down to a minimum. It’s perfect for before or after school programs, homeschooling groups, summer programs, daycares, play groups, libraries or church programs. We’ve created two children’s book clubs - Thumbuddy Club and Thumbuddy Club for My Church making Thumbuddy Club welcome in any environment.” According to ThumbPeople spokesperson, Cathy Kirschner.

ThumbPeople, Inc., founded by author, Mark Arens, is a Minnesota based company located in the Twin Cities that produces children’s literature through the Thumbuddy book series. ThumbPeople, Inc. also produces nurturing music for children and adults. They have been recognized for their efforts in positive youth development in building self-confidence in children. ThumbPeople, Inc. produces Thumbuddy Club - children’s preschool curriculum with a positive message geared for both the secular and Christian environments and provides training opportunities through public speaking and teleconference events.

ThumbPeople, Inc.
14400 W. Burnsville Parkway
Burnsville, MN 55306
1-877-77THUMB (1-877-778-4862)

ThumbPeople, Inc.
Cathy Kirschner
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