Tools & Resources For

Parents, Grandparents & Teachers!

FREE Resources

Whether you're teaching in a school classroom, community center, spiritual center, or at home, the resources below are designed to be creative and fun, while developing skills in:

  • listening

  • reading

  • writing

  • comprehension

  • while providing an introduction to poetry

 

Resources available also help develop solutions-focused thinking and the gratitude-based mindset that develops resiliency and self-confidence at any age. 

Members of the resource development team include a TEFL Certified instructor, an elementary school music teacher, and the True Sunbeam team.

 

We are committed to listening to feedback from all the teachers and parents who use these resources as well.

You are welcome to use these resources with your kids, at no cost. Uncle Mark and his team have worked hard to create and deliver these materials for you, and are looking forward to sharing even more!

 

Download and use the materials below in your own classroom (whatever that looks like!), but please honor the copyright by not selling, uploading, redistributing, or repackaging these materials in any way, shape or form without the express written consent of True Sunbeam, Keepsake Productsions, LLC, and Uncle Mark Olmstead.

If you have any questions, or suggestions, please feel free to reach out via the Contact Page. We're a super friendly team that wants to work with you to create win-win opportunities for kids!

 

Scroll down to discover what's available and enjoy!

Deborah McNelis

Deborah McNelis

M. Ed., Early Brain Development Specialist & creator of NeuroNurturing (TM)

"Music makes us feel. Music makes us think. Music helps us learn. The Music and Poetry Packets are filled with all of this. Fun and thought provoking, the coordinating activities are beautifully designed to contribute to brain development for critical thinking. You will find a great amount of benefit and joy in these wonderful resources." 

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Michal Golan

Elementary School Music Teacher

"Uncle Mark's meaningful music and positive resources/activities have been received with so much love and gratitude! It is such an honour to share these positive messages with my students and their families, especially during this time. The kids love it. One kindergartener told me he felt like a musical superhero! Thank you so much for sharing your brilliant gifts with all of us and for being such a source of light and inspiration. Keep singing and shining your bright light!" 

Lori Anne Rising

Award-winning Author, TEFL Certified Instructor, & True Sunbeam Team Member.

"When my kids were young, they'd struggled to learn to read so I had to find ways to make it fun while encouraging them through the challenges. I'd tell them, 'if you learn to read you'll have access to anything.' Even in an age of YouTube, literacy = access. Helping develop these resources was a joy because I know that they not only support learning these basic life skills, but do so in a way that's fun, builds self-self-esteem, and wires a child's brain for resiliency and success."

"Rise and Shine!" Resource Packet

Help kids K - 12 learn about and get comfortable with poetry! This resource packet includes:

  • Uncle Mark's original song, "Rise and Shine!" Inspired by his mom, this upbeat song encourages kids of all ages to rise and shine in every aspect of their lives.

  • Lyrics sheet to encourage reading, discussion and comprehension skills, and allow kids to identify rhyme and meter in poetry.

  • Suggested activities page with a list of activities that are increasingly more complex so that kids at a variety of age levels, and skill levels have the opportunity to start right where they are, and grow.

This packet helps develop listening, reading, writing, and comprehension, while providing a basic introduction to poetry. 

FREE

"Stay Tuned" Resource Packet.

Help kids K - 12 learn about and get comfortable with poetry! This resource packet includes:

  • Uncle Mark's original song, "Stay Tune!" has a wonderful message and a beat kids love. 

  • Lyrics sheet to encourage reading, discussion and comprehension skills, and allow kids to identify rhyme and meter in poetry.

  • Suggested activities page with a list of activities that are increasingly more complex so that kids at a variety of age levels, and skill levels have the opportunity to start right where they are, and grow.

This packet helps develop listening, reading, writing, and comprehension, while providing a basic introduction to poetry. 

FREE

Shining Moments Resource Packet

Help kids relax, unwind, and learn to retrain their brain for success! This resource packet includes:

  • THREE Shining Moments coloring pages from Uncle Mark's international award-wining book, The Adventures of The True Sunbeam. 

  • A list of additional Shining Moments Prompting Questions for teachers and students to use anytime, and with kids of ALL AGES.

  • Suggested activities for using Shining Moments in the classroom regularly to help students of ALL AGES train their brain for success, while developing social skills and connections.

This packet helps develop focus, hand-eye coordination for younger kids, as well as creativity, social skills, and solution-focused thinking skills for kids of ALL AGES.

FREE

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Fun activities for kids of all ages. Includes music, books, and more!

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