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One of the best ways to teach kids about kindness is through books. Below are 12 books that do an amazing job of helping kids learn how to be kind to others.
"Kids don't have to wait until they are grownups to make the world a better place! The newest Kathie Lee Gifford book empowers children to find unique ways to make a difference in the lives of those around them.
The Gift That I Can Give is a heartwarming story that shows how all children can do something today to make a positive impact on others.
From simply being kind to giving a loved one an extra-big hug to cheering for a friend, this story will inspire children with countless ways to show God's love, leading them to want to read it again and again."
"Kindness is the single most powerful thing that we can teach our children.
Follow Maddy through her day at school, where your child will learn how easy it can be to spread kindness!
From taking turns on the swing to including everyone in the game - this storybook shows that no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Included in the book is a Weekly Kindness Challenge to help encourage your child to: Say Sorry, Be Polite, Take Turns, Be a Helping Hand, Include Others, and Show Respect."
"A New York Times bestseller!
When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better, wondering: What does it mean to be kind?
From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving story explores what kindness is, and how any act, big or small, can make a difference―or at least help a friend."
"Words to Love By, written by #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Purpose Driven Life Rick Warren, explores the power of words.
Words may be small, but they can do BIG things.
Words can encourage.
They can bring out the best in people.
They can spread love and kindness …
and let us know we’re not alone."
"Listening with My Heart reminds us of the importance of being friends to ourselves!
A beautifully illustrated book that touches on the universal themes of friendship, empathy and self-acceptance.
A wonderful addition to any home or school library! Includes kid-friendly self-compassion and mindfulness exercises."
"In How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids, Felix begins to see how every interaction in a day either fills or empties his bucket.
Felix then realizes that everything he says or does to other people fills or empties their buckets as well.
Before the day is over, you’ll see how Felix learns to be a great bucket filler, and in the process, discovers that filling someone else’s bucket also fills his own."
"A story about kindness and inclusion.
Scribble, the book's main character, never thought he was different until he met his first drawing.
After being left out because he didn't look like everyone else. Scribble teaches the drawings how to accept each other for who they are. Which enables them to create amazing art."
"When Cade's and his family find out their ice cream order was paid for by another patron, they continue paying it forward, and so starts the discussion of random acts of kindness.
Cade takes this idea and runs with it, showing unexpected kindnesses to others. But when Cade's dad would like him to donate some of his own toys, he has a hard time. Will Cade be able to learn the importance of being kind to others, even when it isn't easy? Find out in this tale about showing kindness."
"Named a USA Today Best Bet for Educators, this is a book that encourages grace through the smallest gestures.
The inspiration for the kindness movement, Random Acts of Kindness is an antidote for a weary world. Its true stories, thoughtful quotations, and suggestions for generosity inspire readers to live more compassionately in this beautiful new edition."
"KINDNESS IS COOL!
From clearing the table after dinner, to helping the elderly, one kindergarten class is proving that kids really can make a difference. Count along with Mrs. Ruler's class. Can all their good deeds really add up to 100 acts of kindness?
Acclaimed picture book author Margery Cuyler will inspire children of all ages to have a heart and save the world!"