Camp Verde News – The Toley Ranz Foundation 4 Tolerance is teaming up with Camp Verde Community Library to move its innovative Stop Bullying Program into safe spaces for children to learn self-empowerment. Three Thursdays in September – the 8th, 15th, and 22nd – at 4:00p children in first through fifth grade and their families are invited to learn how to strengthen self-reliance and stand up to bullying.
In the bully-free, safe atmospheres of the library children and parents, grandparents and families find a go-to place where they can learn how to strengthen their self-belief and how to stand up to bullying. The Toley Ranz Foundation’s anti-bullying programs teach young children lessons of inclusion, diversity, and acceptance. This knowledge allows children to feel free addressing, exploring, and learning about their own inner strengths and how to ward off bullies.
“Imagine a child in distress, unable to ward off negativity, or a bully. Bullying destroys emotional health,” said Anke Otto-Wolf, founder of Toley Ranz. “Our move into safe spaces at the library not only opens a path to learning productive social skills as well as tolerance values, but it also contributes to thriving communities at large.”
The imaginary character, Toley Ranz, supports, encourages, models, and teaches healthy, productive behavior in children of any learning capacity. Toley Ranz is any child’s happiness compass and inner guide to strong self-belief. This imaginary, colorful character represents the inner voice of a child and functions as an inner coach and self-hero. Whispering “psst-psst, listen…” it encourages the child to stand up for self-belief. Teaching and supporting tolerance education, acceptance, diversity, and inclusion is Toley’s job as the mediator.
Toley’s teachings are reinforced with stunning, colorful pictures and story books as well as videos, games, manuals, and more. Parents, grandparents, and teachers need help. Toley Ranz is that help. Parents will recognize the impact of “The Tales of Toley Ranz Stop Bullying” method to help them raise children who know how to ward off bullies. Learning materials provided to the library include books, audiobooks, guides, and Toley Ranz, the talking plush toy that represents the inner voice of children. When Toley speaks its ‘psst-psst, listen- you are awesome, great job, I believe in you,’ and children listen.
Anke Otto-Wolf, veteran educator, and creator of Toley Ranz and the Foundation has developed several award-winning anti-bullying programs geared to children’s right to live happy and free of fear. Anke is an award-winning author and life coach. She lives and works in Sedona, Arizona.
About Camp Verde Community Library
At Camp Verde Community Library, we connect people of all ages and walks of life to the expanding world of information, ideas, and creative experiences through free and equitable access to library resources. The physical library is located just off Montezuma Castle Highway at 130 Black Bridge Road, Camp Verde AZ. Find the library online at www.campverde.az.gov/cvcl. For more information about this or any other library program give us a call at 554-8380.