The Science Of Kindness

December 31, 2022

Quote of the Week

"A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference." - Eeyore (Winnie the Pooh)

The Science Of Kindness

"Kindness is a form of self-love. The kinder you are to others, the kinder you are to yourself. Teaching and modelling kindness gives children a life skill they will take with them forever.

In a world where media bombard kids with talk of dislike, impatience and intolerance, teaching kindness is key. Learning the value of being kind to others is an important part of their healthy development?and their role in our communities. And the first lessons on this skill start at home. [...]

Soak into the spirit and science of kindness through this little animation video that can seed some more thoughts and conversations between you and your family as you explore one small act at a time." [see video]

Reading Corner

Title: Kindness Rocks
By: Sonica Ellis
Ages: 2-7 years

"A cute story about kindness, empathy and love.

Kindness Rocks is a touching children's book about the power of kindness and how small things can inspire, motivate and uplift others in tremendous ways.

Little Clara enjoys painting cute messages on rocks and leaving them for people to read. One day a turtle feeling down and out passes by Clara's house. Upon seeing the messages on the rocks he is rejuvenated and rushes home to share the messages with his friends.

This is not your typical rock, mineral or stone picture book, but rather a heartwarming tale that seeks to teach children that no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

Spreading kindness and positivity one painted rock at a time."

Be the Change

Inspired by the book, the invitation this week would be to make our own kindness rocks and pass it out anonymously. As you make these gifts, reflect on how the process opened your heart, the bond that you experienced with your kids as you explored something fun together, and what emerged as you set the act of kindness in motion. If inspired, do share your stories/pictures with the rest of the Kindful Kids family!