Oh, the promise of a new year! So many fresh starts and remarkable discoveries lie ahead – including the many that will be made between the pages of a book. For those eager for a preview, here’s a sampling of some of the more promising of the early 2012 titles.
GoldieBlox is aiming once again to beat a path out of the princess toy aisle and get more girls building, innovating, and thinking about futures in science and math.
One mom is starting the anti-drug chat with her daughter – really early. Thinking a decade or so in advance, this mom tackles a parenting topic likely to shift a lot more in US culture before her daughter even hits her teens.
Girl Scouts began cookie sales around the US this past week. Scouts are using apps to track their sales, while customers can pick up smart phones to locate cookie sellers in their area, or whet their appetites for Thin Mints by following the Girl Scouts on multiple social networks.
Tithing and church giving in general has taken the most prolonged dip since the Great Depression. Is the economy to blame or perhaps a failure to teach that tithing and giving is an integral part of the spiritual life?