Tatay’s Gift Book for Kids: Teach Kids About the Joy of Giving + Giveaway (WW)

This post is brought to you by the Kickstarter campaign for Tatay’s Gift, a beautiful book for kids that teaches about the joy of giving. All opinions are our own.

Tatay's Gift Book for Kids: Teach Kids About the Joy of Giving

In the wake of current disasters such as the typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, many families around the world are wondering just what they can do to help. We see the stories on the news, the devastation that affects so many lives. We cry for the families that were torn apart. Yet at the same time, we feel a bit disconnected from the events as we sit thousands of miles away in our comfortable living rooms. We feel almost powerless to do anything. We think, “how can I- one person- make a difference when there is just so much that needs to be done to repair the broken nation?”

The thing is, one person really can make a difference. See, one person plus one person plus one person adds up pretty fast. We are all one person, yet together we are many. The sooner we understand that, the sooner we can all make a difference in the world.

Tatay’s Gift shows children how one person can make a difference

Tatay's Gift Book for Kids: Teach Kids About the Joy of Giving

Tatay’s Gift, a book for kids created by Krystal & Brad Woodard, was born out of the desire to help those affected by the typhoon Haiyan as well as teach children the joy of giving and how one person can make a difference. The inspiration behind the book came from Brad’s time in the Philippines. Tatay is Tagalog for “Dad.”

The story follows a young Filipino boy as he goes to work with his Tatay every day. Each day is a new adventure. Sometimes they sell Popsicles by the beach. Other times they drive a jeepney that Tatay rebuilt by hand (really neat, often colorful Jeeps that have been transformed into public transportation).  Throughout the story and the different jobs, the boy learns about the importance of serving others. For example, each day Tatay saves one seat on the jeepney for an elderly man who never has to pay.

Tatay's Gift Book for Kids: Teach Kids About the Joy of Giving

Help get the message of Tatay’s Gift out to the world

Right now, the Woodards need your help in getting Tatay’s Gift out to the world so that they can in turn help those affected by the Typhoon Haiyan . They’ve set up a Kickstarter campaign to raise awareness about and funds for the book. The funds collected will help them get the first run printed. They’ve already reached more than half their goal but still have a ways to go. Backers can donate as little as $5 to the fund to as much as $1,000 or more.

Each level of donations comes with different perks. For example, you’ll receive a personal “thank you” along with updates about the project when you pledge $5 while $1,000 or more gets you a personal consultation with the Woodards to discuss your writing technique, plus rewards from other levels. You choose how much you can afford to give. Remember, even if it’s only $5, one person really can make a difference.

The funding period ends on March 28th, so please help out in whatever way you can right now. This is such an important book for kids to teach them about the joy of giving and help those affected by the typhoon. Even if you can’t help financially, you can spread the word by visiting Kickstarter page  and sharing via social media. Visit  Tatay’s Gift on Twitter and Facebook for more information and sharing opportunities.

Giveaway: Enter for a chance to win one of two gorgeous prints

Enter below for a chance to win your choice of a Dino Alphabet Poster or Space Alphabet Poster illustrated by the Woodards. Both 18×24 screen printed posters filled with fun pictures and facts about each subject. Giveaway is open to worldwide and ends March 28th. Click here for complete official rules.



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  1. What a wonderful book and a great way to teach our children. I am absolutely in love with the idea of this book and this is such a great way to make a difference.

  2. Emily says:

    It’s tough to teach your child about the importance of giving, but a few times a year we donate toys and clothing to a local organization (some new, some previously loved). My son often asks about the other children that are using his old toys – and sometimes mentions that he wants to give them a specific item next time.

    I feel like we’re doing a great job – that he understands we are giving to those less fortunate.
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  3. This sounds like a great book for kids. I’ll be looking out for this one for my kids

  4. Like it already! It is awesome, a way to entertain and teach your child how to be socially responsible.
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  5. Veronica says:

    This is a wonderful book! Great way to teach kids about giving. Kids need to know they are not too young to make a difference
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  6. lawna says:

    What a great book. I bet my kids could learn a few things from it!

  7. Pam says:

    This looks like a cute book with a great message! Kids could learn so much from it.
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  8. becca says:

    what a wonderful book with a great lesson taught to children.
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  9. Amber Nelson says:

    That is such a great message. I will have to share with my kids.
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  10. Theresa says:

    What a fabulous way to teach children about the importance of helping others. I love that it explains that we may only feel like one, but when you put us all together, a big difference can be made!
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  11. What a great book! So important to teach kids early about giving back!

  12. Liz Mays says:

    Apathy is so easy to get, so this book is really sending a positive message that we can do it together!
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  13. Melanie says:

    What a great message for a book! I love finding books like this, it’s a great way for the kids to learn
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  14. Rosey says:

    This is a great idea. I think the book sounds wonderful!

  15. Ashley Gill says:

    This book would be an important one to share with my daughter. She is 5. Although we are in the US, I think it would be great for her to learn about the struggles going on after the typoon.
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  16. Erica says:

    Tatay’s Gift looks really great. Such a great message! Thanks for sharing!
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  17. Love that there’s a book to help children learn about giving. We always tried to set a good example of giving for our kids by donating money, time, or actual things. We wanted them to realize how good they really had it….they never thought about where their next meal would come from or how their basic needs would be met. It was important for them to know that some people have to worry about these things and not what brand of shoes they want or getting the latest technology.
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  18. Triplezmom says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! I love the ideas behind this book.
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  19. Rachee says:

    I have been trying to make my teen see just how lucky she is by having her do lots of community service. We also work to donate some of the things that she doesn’t use to people who could use it. It seems to work more often than not.
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  20. Katie says:

    What a great book! I think it is so important to teach children to give back and help others in need, and to help them learn that they can make a difference.
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  21. I love that when you donate you get something back! =) Awesome giveaway too!
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  22. What a great message for a book! I am a great believer that one person can make a difference!
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  23. Annie says:

    I think this is a fabulous book! I also love that they use Tagalog for the title :)
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  24. What a great tool to teach children about giving and that they CAN make a difference.
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  25. Your article is very useful to me. Thank you!

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