Welcome to our weekly blog post - Sharing the Storytime Joy! Today's post is by Mary Voors, who works with children and families in the Children’s Services department at the Main Library.
We’ve all heard conversations which lead us to believe that some people we encounter are becoming less civil, less kind, and more abrupt. And yet… we strive to help our children grow up to be kind, loving, compassionate human beings.
Recently I had the opportunity to share books about kindness during storytimes. Some of the books we particularly enjoyed were:
These books served as a great opportunity to begin a discussion about kindness. Kids loved talking about how they could be kind. Some of the suggestions they shared included:
- Say thank you
- Give a hug
- Hold the door
- Share your lunch
- Pet their dog
- Help someone stand up when they fall down
- Don’t laugh at people
- Read a book together
- Say you like their hair
- Pick up your toys
Talk with your favorite children’s librarian for more ideas about good books on this topic!