Sunday, February 25, 2018

Children's Books on "Kindness..."

Since I do so little printing, I don't have a printer attached to my computer. On the rare occasion that I do need to print, I go to the Free Library of Philadelphia. Last week, I happened to pop in at the library during Children's Story Time.



While waiting for a computer to become available, I listened in on the children's program. The theme for the day was "kindness." After reading to a group -- ages ranging from three-year-olds to six -- the librarian opened the floor for discussion by asking the children what they could do to "show kindness to others."

The replies were adorable and ranged from "helping my sister feel better," "listen to a friend," "give someone something they need," and "cheer up the Patriots' fans. They're sad they lost the Super Bowl."

Inspired responses (and cute little ones) aside, I thought I'd share with you the books our librarian shared with the children.


Be Kind



When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate contemplates how to make her feel better and what it means to be kind. A thoughtful picture book about the power of kindness.

Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Be-Kind-Pat-Zietlow-Miller/dp/1626723214/

Barnes & Noble:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/be-kind-pat-zietlow-miller/1125855930


Love Is


This story of a girl and a duckling who share a touching year together will melt hearts young and old.

Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Diane-Adams/dp/1452139970/

Barnes & Noble:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-is-mrs-rosa-holmes-adams/1120994483


Strictly No Elephants


This sweet story captures the magic of friendship and the joy of having a pet.

Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Strictly-No-Elephants-Lisa-Mantchev/dp/1481416472/

Barnes & Noble:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/strictly-no-elephants-lisa-mantchev/1121191063


Have a good week, Everyone!


(photo c/o facebook.com/winniethepooh)









10 comments:

  1. The world could use some more kindness. My school had a kindness project, but one of the meanest kindergarten student is clueless how to be kind. Thanks for providing books that will be helpful.

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    1. Happy the books will be useful. Thanks, Morgan, for visiting today.

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    1. The little boy was even wearing an Eagles tee-shirt, and his tone was sweet and sincere. Thanks, Vicki, for visiting today.

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  3. Oh my gosh, I love those responses! How adorable!

    Looks like some great books!

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    1. They were certainly a group of cuties! Thanks, Red, for visiting today.

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  4. I loved library time for children and took my kids religiously. Sounds like you were there for a good one.

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    1. The children were really into the stories and discussion. Thanks, Kimberly, for visiting today.

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  5. I hang out at the library for printing too and have listened to the kid's storytime. I love that your library actually focused on a kindness theme that may stop potential bullying in their young lives. It's brilliant that she opened it up for discussion to get them engaged. It's good that so many authors are writing books like these for the young people. Wonderful choices. Hugs...RO

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    1. Focusing on "kindness" at such at early age is a good thing. I hope these little ones remember their sweet comments when they're older. Thanks, RO, for visiting.

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