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Happy World Kindness Day!
Kindness is a very abstract concept for a preschooler, but it’s an important concept to teach Jaxson. Sometimes he gets it, sometimes it’s hard for him to understand why his needs aren’t the most important. While role playing and discussion is important, I find that books can beautifully illustrate the how and why of kindness. Each of the different books below cover different ways we can be kind to one another. Make sure you tell us about a random act of kindness (RAK) and enter the giveaway at the end of this post.
Children’s Books That Teach Kindness
Big Red Lollipop by Rukhsana Khan: Rubina has been invited to her very first birthday party, but her mother wants her to bring her little sister Sama along. At the party Sama demands to win every game and even steals Rubina’s prized party favor. (Teaches fairness)
Big Words for Little People by Jamie Lee Curtis: Little kids will learn about big concepts such as perservere, respect, and patience with humorous verses accompanied by Laura Cornell’s illustrations. We love this duos books–they make big concepts and ideas easy for kids to understand. (Teaches respect.)
Cloud Tea Monkeys by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham: Tashi, a young girl, attempts to find work on a tea plantation in order to earn money to take care of her sick mother. She’s too small to harvest the tender leaves when some magical helpers come along. (Teaches helpfulness.)
Giant Steps to Change the World by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee: Inspire kids to do big things with this book’s motivational verses and quotes from history’s movers and shakers. Big changes only take tiny steps. (Teaches perseverance.)
The Can Man by Laura E. Williams: Tim wants a skateboard for his birthday, but money is tight in his family. Seeing how The Can Man on the street collects empty soda cans for money gives him an idea. Soon Tim collects enough cans for his skateboard, but an encounter with The Can Man changes his perspective. (Teaches compassion.)
I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont: A boisterous little girl loves herself. From her messy hair, her stinky toes, and her love for her dog, this little girl’s energy will leap off the page. (Teaches self care.)
My Mouth Is a Volcano! by Julia Cook: Louis loves sharing his thoughts–to everyone! He’s constantly interrupting others to share his exciting ideas. How can he learn the right time and place to share his words? (Teaches self discipline.)
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