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DESCRIPTIONA tale about the benefits of Teamwork for 6-10 year olds: You are a mighty Tuna Fish speeding through the deep blue ocean. Nothing scares you and no-one gets in your way, until... One day you are caught in an abandoned net and discover that you can only escape with the help of those around you
Teamwork for children
2Imagine you are a mighty Tuna fish called Timmy.
Your body is packed with muscle, your skin shines like
polished silver. You are streaking through the Ocean like a
bird through the air.
3Dashing towards the surface
you leap high above the
waves, now you are a bird as you turn gracefully in
the air and plunge back
into the water with a
You are the fastest
fish in the sea and
you win every
race in your
4No shark can catch you and no smaller fish can escape
you. You swim wherever you want and no-one can tell you
what to do or where to go.
5It is night time and
the Moon hangs overhead like a silver
jellyfish. Below, the sea is deep and dark, it is the home
of strange, glowing creatures with large eyes and large
But, that does not worry you. You can swim anywhere
in the Ocean and nothing can harm you. Small fish
flee in every direction, a large Manta Ray turns
slowly to watch as you streak past.
6Alone in the Sea. King of the Ocean. Powering
through the water, faster, and faster, and faster,
and CRASH! An abandoned net is hanging
down like a massive curtain. You spin around
and rush away from the net, BANG! You strike
the other side.
8Your huge strength will not move the net and you are too
big to pass through the holes.
Trapped in your own Ocean, your powerful tail is useless
against the strength of the net. Your incredible speed
cannot help. Your teeth cannot cut through. There is no
way out. The King of the Ocean caught by a simple net!
A crowd of jellyfish bump up against the net. They are also
trapped and look tired after days spent trying to escape.
Trapped in this net you will slowly lose all your great
strength and sink to the ocean bed, never to rise again.
You cannot let that happen, so you start to look around to
find a way out. On the sandy seabed below is a small reef.
Huddled in a crack in the reef is a large crab. He looks
like he has been trapped for many days and has given up
all hope. His huge claws hang limply and his long feelers
droop towards the ocean floor.
You are not the only one
trapped here. Perhaps if
you all worked together
you could break out of
You call out to the
others and tell them
your plan. The crab crawls out
of his hole and listens eagerly while the jellyfish huddle
together, sparkling with new energy.
Once they all understand the plan, they get to work.
The jellyfish jostle together at the edge of the net and with gleeful
squeaks and squeals, they start to lift the net away from the
seabed. Then Crab scuttles forward and with short snips of his
sharp claws, starts to cut a hole
in the tight net.
The hole gets bigger and
bigger until it is large
enough for you to power
through and out into the
FRee! You are free again! But without the help of your friends,
youd have been trapped for ever.
Turning back towards the net, you pull the hole open again to let
Crab scuttle through and the Jellys pour through the hole and drift
away into the deep blue sea.
You are still a mighty fish.
You are still King of the Ocean.
But now you know how strong you can be when you work
together with others in a team.
Are you great at Teamwork like
Timmy Tuna? Try this quiz and
Youre stuck on some math
homework. What do you do?
a) Give it up and play a game?
b) Skip the problem and try the
next one?c) Get someone to help you work
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Life skills for kidsThis book, like all HumanBean stories, has been written with a specific purpose in mind - to introduce your child to the attitudes and behaviors which contribute to a successful and fulfilling life. These success principles have been available to adults in their work and business lives for many years. They are proven techniques for improving your life. But, until now, children have been excluded from this learning.
This story has been written to bring these attitudes and behaviors to children, aged 5-10, through exciting and entertaining stories, where the reader is the hero.
At HumanBean we feel that if young children can start to understand these principles and behaviors at an early age, then they are more likely to adopt them as they grow up. With strong foundations, they will make better decisions and be primed for success in an increasingly competitive world.
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Reading age: 5-10
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Four life changing stories:
Timmy Tuna (Teamwork)In this story about Teamwork, your child is a mighty tuna fish called Timmy. You are the fastest fish in the sea and you fear nothing as you speed through the ocean. Only when you are caught in an abandoned net do you realise that even the most powerful of us can achieve more when we work together in a team...
Elli the Ant (Working hard & planning ahead)Ants are smart. As a busy little Ant, you know that the abundant food of Summer will eventually run out when the snow of Winter falls. You make sure your larder is well stocked with delicious food before you enjoy playing with friends and partying. When Winter arrives others must migrate or hibernate to survive...
Magic Mouse (Goal Setting)This story teaches the benefits of having dreams and making them happen (setting and achieving goals). As the smallest mouse in your family, you start life with a disadvantage but soon you decide to make more of yourself. So you train hard to be a Mouse Magician and end up saving your family from disaster...
Pip & the Big Apple (Self Development)
As a tiny sapling lost on the forest floor you long to be big and strong and popular like Big Apple. But you discover that there is more learning and growing to do first. With the help of Big Apple, you learn how to grow your roots deep into the ground to resist the storms, how to turn your leaves to the sun and make blossom grow, and how to make your branches strong enough to carry a ton of apples...
Reading age 5-10 yrs
Timmy TunaThe goal of this story is to introduce young children to some of the principles which contribute to a successful and fulfilling life. These principles are tried and tested and taught to adults by life skills Gurus around the world.
At HumanBean we feel that if young children can start to understand these principles and behaviors at an early age, then they are more likely to adopt them as they grow up. With strong foundations, they will be better able to succeed in an increasingly challenging world.
Key Principle: Teamwork:
This story shows the benefit of Teamwork.
When we work together we can usually get the job done quicker and more effectively. It can be fun but it this story, teamwork saves your life!
Children quickly understand that things get easier when more people get involved. This helps them to actively use teamwork as a tool whenever they are faced with difficult tasks. This inevitably enables them to be more productive and to complete more tasks than they could complete on their own. In conjunction with Goal setting and Communication Skills, Teamwork