Synopses & Reviews
As mothers of preschoolers, we know first-hand that the most important lessons we try to teach our young children are based in social and emotional learning: how to be a good friend, how to share, how to be nice to your sibling, how to move past bedtime struggles, how to deal with separation, etc. We wanted help teaching our children these crucial life lessons. The ABC’s and 123’s will come; the main challenge in raising a young child is how to best lay the foundation to become a good person.
So we formed The Mother Company and set out to create both a line of products that would help young children with emotional literacy (Ruby's Studio), and a beautiful, easy to navigate website with the best expert advice for moms (www.themotherco.com). Our products for children include DVDs, downloads, dolls and songs (with iPhone apps and books on the way soon.) As busy moms, we strive to produce products and articles that help solve our common parenting problems in a uniquely beautiful, enriching way.
At The Mother Company, we’re redefining children’s entertainment by offering…
Content that offers helpful solutions to everyday challenges for both kids and parents.
Content that models good behavior.
Entertainment that is fun, stylish, and educational all at the same time.
Content and pacing that doesn’t make kids – or parents – freak out.
We’re all about the social and emotional issues and everyday challenges we face as parents of young children today. As a parenting tool, we not only make helpful products for children, but also offer insightful articles on our site to help take some of the stress out of everyday parenting.
And thank goodness for our experts! They are an experienced, renowned group of brilliant people with expertise in all areas of early childhood development. We all need help sometimes from a source that parents can trust
“Helping children tune into their feelings and become emotionally literate is crucial to their healthy development. Using gentle, non-threatening questions and activities, “My Feelings Activity Book” speaks directly to this end. Once again, The Mother Company has hit a home run.” -Betsy Brown Braun, author of “Just Tell Me What To Say” and “Youre Not The Boss of Me”
From the experts at The Mother Company (TMC), a children’s multi-media company, devoted to helping parents raise good people, comes another book in their award-winning series, under their Ruby’s Studio imprint, designed to help children develop emotional literacy. This book helps children recognize, express and move through feelings with patience and practice.
· Children learn to explore and identify emotions through activities, coloring, stickers, and fill-in-the blank journaling about themselves
· Young kids feel empowered as the “author” of their very own beautiful book
· Recommended by doctors, educators, parents and kids!
About the Book
“My Feelings Activity Book” is an exciting, interactive activity book filled with coloring pages, matching games, stickers, art activities, and fill-in-the-blank stories to make children the author of their very own book. The activities are designed to help children recognize, understand, express, and move through their feelings. Kids will get to know what makes them feel the way they do and how they can make their feelings change.
Create a personalized keepsake journal with this fun and stylish activity book filled with hours of meaningful fun for each child in the family (or classroom)
About the Author
Abbie Schiller - CEO/Founder
Abbie started the company when her daughter was in preschool and she yearned to find a hero in children's media who would help teach the important life lessons she struggled with at home. She created Ruby - a smart, grounded show host who is a mix between Mister Rogers and Mary Poppins - and today, the award-winning "Ruby's Studio: The Feelings Show" is being enjoyed by children around the world. Along with her partner, Sam Kurtzman-Counter, Abbie spends her time developing new shows and products, overseeing brand strategy, marketing and sales. Growing as quickly as The Mother Company, Abbie's daughter is now 7 - and she welcomed a baby boy into the family the same month "Ruby's Studio" launched.
Samantha Kurtzman-Counter, President
Sam brings to the table 13 years of hands-on experience as a film and TV Producer/ Director. Her series and specials have aired on major network and cable stations such as NBC, ABC, MTV, VH1 and Disney Channel. At The Mother Company, Sam oversees the weekly parenting content on TheMotherCo.com, identifying parents’ most pressing challenges and securing the experts most revered in that field. She is also responsible for developing and producing all creative content for the “Ruby’s Studio” line of children’s products, including DVDs, downloads, books, plush dolls and apps. She spends her work time collaborating with brilliant parenting experts, animators, musicians, designers, writers, actors, crew and who have joined The Mother Company team to make beautiful, helpful content and do good by the next generation.