Nellie Knows the Alphabet
Now what does that mean? Well, for one, it means not underestimating our children. They are so much smarter than we give them credit for. And introducing concepts that trigger their curiosity and inspire them to ask questions about the world around them seems like common sense to us.
AWARE – Be aware that there is more to life than just ourselves.
I’m Natasha Guimond, and I’m the creator of Nellie Knows the Alphabet. An incredible last semester at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit is what inspired me to start this project. A year later I’ve registered the Nellie Knows LLC and I’m just about ready to print. I’m choosing to self-publish, because I want to donate 98% of profits to charities that are focused on victims of child abuse and domestic violence.
BREATHE – Sometimes we all need to take a moment and just breathe.
Meet Nellie. She loves going on adventures! She’s not afraid to explore the unknown. In fact, she wants to show you things you may not have ever seen or heard of before. And if you have, maybe she can show you a different way of looking at them!
FOCUS – Everything is easier when you focus your mind.
Whether she’s learning about awareness while floating in space, or providing shelter for a friend who’s caught outside in the rain, Nellie brings children on a whimsical adventure that teaches them the alphabet along with fundamental values that will give them a leg up when faced with real-world issues.
IMAGINE – What do you see when you imagine?
I believe that if mindfulness and emotional intelligence were at the foundation of every child’s education, the world would be a much better place. So please, help me help the kids that will one day be running this place. We have to give them every advantage that we can.
KINDNESS – Continue to be kind, even when life is unfair.
Please note! The funds raised here will be going towards the printing of the book. Even though most of the profits from selling the book will go to charity, this fundraiser is strictly for the printing of the book!
MISTAKES – Everyone makes mistakes. Learn from them.
Risks and challenges
I’m at the point where I am ready to print. I have a great, reliable printer lined up, but am open to others, depending on price and quality.I’m asking for a modest amount, because I want to make sure this book gets out into the world. Obviously, the more we raise here, the more I can print, so hopefully we really knock this out of the park! Thank you all for your support, whether you’ve donated or just shared – it’s all appreciated!