Everyone understands the importance of reading to kids. Reading to kids in turn helps them learn (& love) to read, enhancing their lives and teaching them a skill that they will use everyday in life.
Reading also offers opportunities to teach kids valuable life skills and morals like kindness. Adults, in most cases are kind to kids, but how do you teach to be kind? Here are a few stories about kindness that parent’s can share with their kids…
8 of Our Favorite Kid’s Books About Kindness
- The Lion & the Mouse by Aesop
A story of a tiny mouse, who is shown kindness by a lion and then has to repay the favor, proving that no matter how small a person/animal is, an act of kindness can change a life.
- The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
A story about a child who takes and takes from a tree…ending with a lesson that generosity should be appreciated and returned.
- Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson
A feel good story celebrating Mary and her good deeds.
- Have you filled your bucket today? by Carol McCloud
This book described on the cover as “A Daily Guide to Happiness for Kids” and it made us pretty happy too!
- A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams
A child saves her coins to buy her mother a special chair after their home and belongings are destroyed by fire. The Lesson: Generosity is important, even in hard times.
- Pinduli by Janelle Cannon
A story featuring a little hyena on his journey finding his self-image and treating others kindly.
- Good People Everywhere by Lynea Gillan
Stories of people doing great things will inspire kids to be grateful, generous and kind.
- The Gift of Guitar by Gaetan Papallardo
It’s one of our favorites, and it’s our first Kids Can Give Too original children’s story. Nate uses his “gift” to help save his school’s music program. Download a free copy now: