Program Overview

All We Need is Love Overview

Start with a Story: All We Need is Love

Designed for all learning environments, the Start with a Story program ties the works of New York Times best-selling author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds to hands-on SEL, literacy and STEAM activities. Each lesson pack focuses on one book and includes five or more lessons to inspire creative learning and story activation for students in grades k-5. While teachers can begin with any lesson, we encourage instructors to start with a book reading and an SEL activity and/or the team-building activity before moving onto animation, engineering, and/or journaling.

About Start with a Story: All We Need is Love

All We Need is Love and a Really Soft Pillow is a sweet story of a father and son who discuss what’s really important in life. Peter H. Reynolds wrote this book with his 12-year-old son, Henry Rocket Reynolds.

This Start with a Story pack focuses on the value of relationships and the strengths our relationships can draw out in us. It also gives students opportunities to consider needs versus wants, compassion, resilience and openness. We hope you enjoy Start with a Story: All We Need is Love.

Note: Licenses to Animation-ish and FabMaker Studio are recommended for two of the lessons but not required. If you would like to purchase autographed books by Peter H. Reynolds visit his online bookshop, The Dot Central.

Annual Access to Curriculum = $50