When I go back to school next week I\’m beginning the year with a unit on kindness. I was inspired to do this when Barbara recommended a book to me called Each Kindness.
But I don\’t want the kids to forget our animal friends.
That\’s where Kate & Pippin comes in. A teacher friend gave me this beautiful book which illustrates the importance of kindness between people and animals, as well as between different animal species.
Isobel (a wildlife photographer) rescues a fawn and her lovely Great Dane, Kate, takes it upon herself to care for the motherless baby.
This book is so sweet and touching … perfect for kids of all ages.
I was also visiting Not Just Child\’s Play this morning where I was further inspired with a beautiful video called \”The Power of Words\” and a fabulous toothpaste activity to demonstrate how words cannot be taken back.
Have you seen this video? I LOVE the song and the images. It\’s all about the ripples of kindness: A perfect accompaniment to Each Kindness.
If you\’re looking for more ideas, you could check out a collaborative pinterest board called Kindness. If you\’d like to be able to add your own pins to the board, send me your email and I\’ll add you to it.
Have a beautiful day!