Much of what we become is shaped by the ideas we’re exposed to and the relationships of which we are a part. The stronger those foundations are from childhood, the better equipped we are to understand the people with whom we interact and the world around us. Childrens books are the tools that help us open the door to a childs natural curiosity, creativity and desire to connect, and are one of our strongest hopes for a great future.
It’s not entirely surprising we never published this video, here, given we did have our mind on other things at the time. We prepared a talk Mark delivered at TEDxOttawa on December 6, 2009. Here it is.