Teaching Kindness

kindness-books“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” ― Desmond Tutu
Sometimes we are surrounded by kindness, and at other times the world does not seem very kind.  And so as parents and grandparents, teachers and friends, how can we teach kindness to the youngest among us? 

How can we model kindness for them, for ourselves, and for the larger world? Well, we can start with what we read to our children, with books that value and teach kindness with their stories, their words, and even their illustrations. Check out this list of books on kindness, courtesy of the Brightly team.
Bonus Book!
how-to-heal-a-broken-wingHow to Heal a Broken Wing, by Bob Graham
And here’s another touching book on kindness that we have in our collection. Without words, Bob Graham tells the story of a young boy from a kind family, who seems to be the only person to notice a wounded bird, in the midst of a large, bustling story. It is a beautifully told, touching tale of small kindnesses. Great for our kiddos. – Submitted by Ellen, the Nana Librarian