Little Sam is afraid of mistakes as if they are monsters. He tries to avoid these monsters as much as possible even if it means that he has to sacrifice learning something new or improving a skill. One day Sam discovers that mistakes are not scary monsters but helpful friends that show him where he needs improvement.
The Oopsies is a unique children’s book with a powerful message that teaches kids about the importance of mistakes and persistence. More specifically, it teaches that mistakes help us learn what doesn’t work and give us opportunities to improve. Moreover, the book teaches that every mistake is a stepping stone to success.
The intent of this book is to shine a light on the stigma attached to mistakes and failure in our society and to show parents and educators why mistakes are necessary and good for learning and growth. Our great hope with this book is to encourage parents and educators to start conversations with kids about the importance of mistakes.
Ultimately, this book is about enabling children to learn functional ways to leverage mistakes and to use them to their advantage. The book includes discussion points for parents and a challenge activity for the kids to try out. The design and style of the book are best suited for kids ages 4-8, but the message of the book is appropriate for any age.
The Oopsies was inspired by Carol Dweck’s work about the underlying beliefs people have about learning and intelligence. She coined the terms Fixed Mindset and Growth Mindset. As one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of social psychology, she did extensive research on achievement and success and discovered that in contrast to having the limiting beliefs of the fixed mindset, developing a growth mindset makes all the difference. The idea of the growth mindset is based on the belief that our basic qualities are things we can cultivate through effort, strategy, and help from others. So, to help us get our kids started on the right path, she recommends that the best thing we can do as parents and educators is to teach our kids to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way we are helping our kids develop a lifelong way of building and repairing their own confidence and build resilience.
The Oopsies! - Book about the power of mistakes
For the US residents, The Oopsies paperback version is available for purchase here on our website as well as on Amazon.com. Kindle version is also available for purchase on Amazon.com.
(You can view the paperback and Kindle versions on Amazon.com here)
For international readers who reside outside of the USA, The Oopsies paperback is available on most Amazon markets, including Canada, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and Japan. The Kindle version is available on Amazon worldwide.
(You can search Amazon by author name/book name: Farrukh Amini The Oopsies)
If you reside outside of the above-mentioned Amazon markets but would still like to obtain a paperback version of the book, please send us a note and we'll be happy to arrange international shipping for you.
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