Reading Can Encourage Kindness
- First, click HERE for a link to some great books for kids about kindness.
- After you read a book from this list, ask your child what the author’s lesson he or she was trying to send to the reader.
- Then, see how you can implement this way of thinking or framework into your lives.
Maybe it’s something simple like doing a random act of kindness for someone. Maybe it’s helping out at a community organization such as a Boys & Girls Club. Maybe it’s looking through your things to donate to a family or someone who is less fortunate. Maybe it’s writing a kind note to a family member or a neighbor. Maybe it’s starting dinner with a compliment to someone in your family. Any small act of kindness has a ripple effect and it’s amazing and heart-warming to watch the ripple expand.
If you read: Have You Filled A Bucket Today? A Guide To Daily Happiness For Kids by Carol McCloud then you have lots of possibilities! You can grab a bucket, sand pail will do, and some pon poms. Anytime someone is kind to others in your family with their words or actions a pon pom is added to the bucket. If someone is unkind, a pon pom is taken out and a discussion is had. If the bucket gets filled, celebrate! Spread kindness!