Children’s Books About Kindness and Thoughtfulness

Children’s Books About Kindness and Thoughtfulness

Kindness is a simple but powerful action for the giver and receiver, but it isn’t always easy for children. These children’s books about kindness promote compassion, sharing and social awareness.

Children’s Books About Kindness and Thoughtfulness

Why Read Children’s Books About Kindness?

Kindness is a simple, but powerful action. If we want children to show unprompted kindness, adults need to model kindness for them to learn from.

Reading kindness picture books is a way to do this. They illustrate different acts of kindness, in different situations, and the positive consequences.

Children’s books about kindness promote other positive actions, including:

Using Kindness Picture Books in the Classroom

Acts of kindness will help children interact and engage with the world around them in compassionate and empathetic ways.

Help your students imagine how others feel during intolerant or difficult situations. The suggested books promote caring, thoughtful and respectful behaviour. They are great discussion starters on what it means to be kind.

You can inspire acts of kindness by sharing stories of generosity, sharing, and kindness. These kindness picture books show characters in different situations where they show kindness or are on the receiving end of kind acts.

Questions to Use With Children’s Books about Kindness

  • What does it mean for you to be kind?
  • How do you feel when someone is kind to you?
  • How do you feel when someone is unkind?
  • In what ways are you kind?
  • What could you do to be kinder in the future?
  • How can you make a new student feel welcome?
  • What did it mean to [character] to be included/not included?
  • What kind words did the characters use?
  • How was [character] helpful to others in the book?
  • What acts of kindness did the characters show?
  • What were the consequences of the kind actions in the book?
  • What were the consequences of unkind actions in the book?
  • Why was [character] kind to someone they didn’t know?
  • Why was [character] unkind to their friends/family?
  • What did it take for [character] to realise they were being unkind?

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Suggested Children’s Books About Kindness

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