Stepping Up To Character Program

Stepping Up To Character Program

  • Ages: 5-12

This program promotes an essential set of character traits and skills in a warm-hearted, uproarious skit performed by Michael Pritchard and our lovable, zany puppet...

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This program promotes an essential set of character traits and skills in a warm-hearted, uproarious skit performed by Michael Pritchard and our lovable, zany puppet characters. Our problem-solving format sparks student discussion in guided brain-storming sessions with Michael bringing his trademark insight and caring humor to research-based solutions.

Each lesson includes two video segments, plus a problem-solving leader's guide is available online which provides detailed questions for a scripted discussion as well as follow-up activities.

Lesson 1: The Power of Respect
One of the twin foundations of character, respect is the basis of a range of skills and attributes -- empathy, caring, conflict resolution, violence prevention and the ability to get along with others - and is essential for a successful navigation of the teen years. When Dieter and Zazi put out a joke edition of their school newspaper for April Fools' Day, they learn that it is easy to disrespect and hurt others, even with the best of intentions. An awareness of cultural differences is fostered as well as sensitivity to physical differences and vulnerabilities.

Lesson 2: Making Responsible Choices
Responsibility, the second fulcrum of character, is explored and fostered in this important program. When Zazi and Dieter have to decide between completing an important group project and a unique opportunity for fun, they learn the importance of honoring commitments and keeping your word, even when it is difficult. Problem solving techniques are developed as our dynamic duo brainstorm positive solutions to their thorny dilemma and the related character traits of honesty, trustworthiness, persistence, discipline and doing your best are instilled.

Lesson 3: Using Good Judgment
As the teen years approach and students face a growing set of more complicated choices, good judgment becomes a critical life skill, not only for the successful transition to adulthood, but often for mere survival. The complicated dynamics of growing up -- rules, freedom, choices, risk assessment, good judgment and safety are humorously explored in this essential program as Zazi and Dieter weigh a number of options to fill a long and empty summer afternoon. Our indomitable duo learn that with freedom comes responsibility and to gain the independence they crave, they must first earn it by making good choices.

Lesson 4: Being True to Yourself
Self-knowledge, the highest order of social-emotional skills and the foundation of consistency and good character is developed as Zazi faces some tough challenges when she moves into a new- and faster - social group. When her newfound friends begin to mistreat her and push her to betray her values, Zazi must decide between an exciting new social life and her true identity. Self-awareness, self-respect, the difference between true and false friends and the importance of sustaining nurturing, positive relationships throughout childhood and the teen years is also explored.

 

  • Ages: 5-12; Grades: K-6

Delivery & Shipping

Q. When will my item(s) arrive?
Most orders are processed and shipped within 24 hours (business days, M-F) but during high volume times such as May/June (end of fiscal year ordering season), some orders may take longer to ship. Domestic (U.S.A.) orders normally arrive 2-5 days after shipment. International orders may take up to 14 business days in transit.


Q. How will my order be shipped?
Domestic (U.S.A) orders ship either via UPS Ground or USPS Priority Mail. International orders are shipped via USPS International Priority.


Q. What are the shipping costs?
Regular delivery service is FREE over $49
For orders under $49, regular delivery service is available for a flat rate of $7.99. Regular delivery service (2-5 business days) ships via UPS Ground or USPS.

No Surcharges on large or heavy furniture items. Even sandtrays, puppet theaters and dollhouses ship FREE when delivered within the contiguous United States (lower 48 states & DC).

The standard FREE shipping applies to orders being delivered within the contiguous United States (lower 48 states & D.C.) to a street address and excludes P.O. Box and APO/FPO addresses.


Q. Are there different charges for international deliveries?
Yes. If your order is shipping outside of the Contiguous USA (lower 48 States & DC), please see our Shipping Information page.


Q. Do you charge sales tax?
Sales tax is applied only on orders shipping to the states of Georgia or Nevada (i.e. states in which we have a physical presence).  If you are a tax exempt organization located in either Georgia or Nevada, please fax a copy of your tax exemption certificate to 775-245-0595.


Merchandise

Q. Are your products in new condition?
Yes! All of our products are brand new. We do not sell used merchandise. We believe it's extremely important that therapeutic resources be as readily available and affordable as possible. We are able to offer our customers lower prices on many therapeutic resources because we sell in bulk, mainly to large institutions.


Returns

Q. How do I return an item?
If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase within 30 days of delivery, you may return merchandise for a refund or credit, whichever you prefer.

Merchandise must arrive back to us in 'Like New' (resalable) condition. **Please note that photocopiable or recordable products (specifically DVD's, books/audios, software and testing materials) are not returnable unless still in original shrink wrap.

To ensure the proper refund/credit, returns must be issued an RMA. Please contact us here

 

Q. What do I do if I receive a faulty product?
If your order or part of your order arrived broken or damaged in transit, please contact us within 5 days of delivery. Damaged and/or defective items will be replaced free of charge.


Account & Ordering

Q. Do I need an account with you to order items?
No, anyone can place an order. Although we are primarily business to business, we are open to the general public.


Q. Are the prices listed in $US (or $CAN, AUD)?
All prices are listed in US Dollars since we are based in the USA. You may however shop in a variety of different currencies via the currency drop down list provided. *Please note that you will be forced back to USD at checkout.


Q. Will I receive a confirmation of my online order?
Yes, you will receive an email confirmation within minutes after placing your order.


Q. How do I retrieve my password?
Simply click on "Sign In" located at the very top left of your screen. From there you will be able to choose to have your password sent to you via Email.


Q. Do you accept purchase orders?
Yes, in fact the majority of our sales are via purchase orders. We accept purchase orders from publicly-funded, non-profit agencies in the USA and Canada, as well as from local, state, and federal agencies. All Public K-12 Schools, Accredited Higher Educational Institutions and Government Agencies will qualify for Net 30-day terms. Please refer to our Purchase Orders page.


Q. What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all major credit and debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, and Diners Club), PayPal,  Purchase Orders, as well as checks denominated in U.S. Dollars, drawn on a U.S. bank. Checks must have a valid nine-digit bank routing number (ABA code) located along the bottom. 



Q. Can I order online and pay via check?
Yes, you may order online choosing the option at checkout to pay via "Purchase Order". You may enter any number in this purchase order field.  If you would like to have the products in your order held/reserved, you must proceed through the entire checkout process until you receive an order number (given on the final confirmation screen).  This will let us know to expect your payment and to set your products aside.  Please include the order number on your check. (our mailing address is listed below and is also provided on the invoice screen after placing your order).

** Please note that although the items in your order will be held for you/your organization, your order will not be shipped until payment is received.


Q. Is there a way to place my order other than online?

Yes, you may use our handy Order Form regardless of payment method and send it either by Fax (for credit card payments) or Postal Mail (for either credit card or check payments) to the address listed below.

Mailing Address:
          Sales Department
          Self Help Warehouse, Inc.
          1720 Epps Bridge Pkwy, Suite 108-390
          Athens, GA 30606

Fax: (775) 245-0595


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