Picture Books & Resources
Adults need to model generous, caring and kind behaviour for children to learn from. For children to show unprompted, natural kindness they need to be on the receiving end of such actions to understand its power. Children need opportunities to discuss the consequences of their actions and understand we don’t need recognition for kindness. Help them imagine how others feel during intolerant or difficult situations by reading the books below. They promote caring, thoughtful and respectful behaviour and are great discussion starters on what it means to be kind.
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These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!
The Washington Post: Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind
Mind Body Green: 7 Fun Ways To Teach Kindness To Kids
Random Acts of Kindness: Kindness Starts With One
Random Acts of Kindness Foundation: Educator Guide Kindness in the Classroom
Random Acts of Kindness Foundation: Kindness Bingo
Playworks: Twelve Activities to Develop Kindness in Children
Character: Celebrating Caring and Kindness lesson plan
Character: Kindness Acrostic Poems lesson plan
Healthy Children: How to Inspire Generosity in Children
Teaching Tolerance: Educating for a Diverse Democracy
Kindness UK: School Information
Ned’s Kindness Adventure: Primary and Intermediate lessons focusing on kindness and compassion
Edutopia: 10 Videos About Generosity and Giving Back Great Ormond Street Hospital: Teaching resources
More Books to Explore
The Children’s Library Lady has over 450 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.
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