Kindness

Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tomorrow I’ll Be Kind Inspires Little Readers to Make the World a Better Place

In her latest picture book, Hische combines beautiful hand-lettered words with adorable animal characters striving to be helpful, patient, gentle, and honest to bring her message of kindness to life.

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Baby & Toddler

7 Books About Kindness for Babies & Toddlers

While teaching our children concepts like kindness and empathy can be tricky, there are plenty of books that provide those ever-helpful guideposts.

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Growing Reader

10 Powerful Books to Inspire Kindness for Kids Ages 6-8

These 10 books provide both a firsthand look at how powerful kindness truly is and a resource for caregivers hoping to teach it to their young ones.

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Tween

9 Books About Kindness for Tweens

When kids get to that oh-so-tricky tween age, it can be a little bit harder to teach kindness and empathy. Sharing stories that feature kids their age modeling or encountering kindness is a great way to sneak lessons in there.

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Pre-K

11 Books About Kindness for Kids Ages 3-5

In addition to being positive role models in the home, it’s also valuable to provide intentional opportunities to teach and practice kindness so children are even better prepared to exercise this virtue in the real world. That's where these books come in.

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Teen

7 Books About Kindness for Teens

These seven books for young adults reveal kindness, as well as its compatriots: compassion, care, and hope.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Children’s Books That Show Kids the Goodness in the World

Looking to share stories with your kids that reflect the positive in the world? These books bring to life tales of the innate goodness of our fellow humans.

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Baby & Toddler

Pre-K

Growing Reader

Cool to Be Kind: Children’s Books That Champion Kindness

A little kindness goes a long way. These board books and picture books celebrate kindness and help young kids remember how and why they should be kind.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

10 Classroom Read-Alouds and Activities to Start the School Year

Sharing great books encourages students’ critical thinking through rich discussion, coaxes them to come together as a group of learners, and fosters warmth, wonder, and respect among peers.

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Grown-Up Reads

Tips & Advice

What to Do When Your Child Is Not Kind

As parents, we want our kids to be thoughtful and empathetic to those around them. But what should you do when your child is frequently unkind and teaching kindness seems to be a real challenge? Dr. Thomas Lickona shares four parenting strategies that can help.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Oliver Jeffers’s Here We Are Is a Wondrous Read for Kids and Parents

Heartwarming and sprinkled with Jeffers’s signature wit, Here We Are touched my daughter and me in many different ways.

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Baby & Toddler

Pre-K

Bookshelf Must-Have: We're Different, We're the Same

For our latest Bookshelf Must-Have pick, we're turning to our friends on Sesame Street. With warmth, wisdom, and fun, they're showing toddlers and preschoolers the many ways in which we are wonderfully different and, perhaps more importantly, the many ways in which we are alike.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

12 Books That Model Empathy and Compassion for Young Readers

Empathy is not easy to teach, but books that put kindness and inclusion at the forefront can help spark conversations with children about what it means to be empathetic and compassionate.

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Pre-K

Brightly Storytime: Elmo’s Tricky Tongue Twisters

In this very special installment of Brightly Storytime, our video series for kids, we welcome a wonderful friend: Elmo! Expect lots of giggles from little ones as the Sesame Street star tackles some terrifically funny tongue twisters and Ms. Linda reads aloud from Elmo's Tricky Tongue Twisters.

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