“Our values include: peaceful strategies for problem solving, ecologically sound life practices, creative thinking, and the enjoyment of diverse languages and cultures. We create tools for parents, teachers and other adults to share these values with the children in their lives.“
We know FUN is important with kids, and SIMPLE strategies are most easily remembered by teachers and parents as well as children. Story, metaphor, and the richness of art and music reach deepest into our hearts, souls and beings.
From the beginning, there is an emphasis on accessibility. We’ll find ways to get the tips, tools, and materials out to where it will be most useful. We want to encourage literacy, creativity and cognitive skills, in impoverished areas as well as with those who can afford to be customers. Our work also helps improve social skills, and defuse behavior issues in everyday life, by teaching alternatives to destructive behaviors.
Based on almost 40 years of work with children, teens, parents and teachers, our work continues to be tested in homes and schools and fine tuned before publication.Who We Are
The primary founder and CEO is Alison Halderman, who has worked with young children, in all kinds of settings, for over four decades. We are a small family business. A son contributes the website programming, a daughter graphic design and business skills. Five grandchildren, all born within two years of each other, are the preliminary testers.Translation services are sometimes in house as well, as we now have three plus languages in the family, and extended family in up to four countries.
Alison also volunteers with her local Headstart and elementary schools, sharing multilingual, multicultural dances as well as the games and books offered through Cloudpillow books. She teaches workshops at education conferences on related topics, which provides plenty of teacher feedback. Books, games and other materials come from within the family and without. Email first re submissions and collaborations.