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July 08 2023

Kindful Kids Weekly

Quote of the Week

"Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Crocheting Kindness

This week we are happy to share about the inspiring story of Jonah, the 15-year-old crocheting prodigy who donates his profits to Ethiopian kids in need. What began as a hobby around age 5 has blossomed into a beautiful entrepreneurial venture and also an initiative to spread love and generosity. Crocheting is an activity that deeply nourishes him and he once said: “After a very hard, busy, chaotic day in this busy world with school, it’s just nice to know that I can come home and crochet in my little corner of the house while sitting by the one I love most: my mom.”

Earlier this year when Jonah was recognized with an Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, he shared "Philanthropy doesn’t require a talent or platform, but rather an understanding that each of us can contribute with a giving heart. You can even start with something as simple as a ball of yarn and a hook, as in my case." 
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Reading Corner

Title: Kindness Makes us Strong
By: Sophie Beer
For: Age 1 to 5+

Kindness is a friendly hello. A roaring cheer. A quick boost. Kindness is what makes us strong! This joyful board book shows various children as they extend kindness in all kinds of situations: on the playground, at lunchtime, on a bike path, and on a neighborhood street. This sweet preschool read-aloud shows the way kindness helps build friendship and community.

Recommended by Kindful Kids Editors

Be The Change

Make a simple hand-made gift or a letter and offer it to someone with a love-filled message.

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