Teach your children the power of kindness using this teacher’s choice for outstanding children’s books about teaching kindness. Kindness is one of the most important skills and character traits a child can learn.
As a classroom teacher, it is very important students understand what kindness looks like and sounds like. A children’s read-aloud will help you share stories and highlight the importance of showing kindness.
Along the Way with Molly is a great children’s book about teaching kindness. This great children’s book is full of bright colors and friendly animals. Students will love the animals and storyline. Molly is a cute and lovable puppy that is very curious. Molly takes off searching for her favorite bone. Molly quickly finds out there is more to learn and enjoy than just searching for her favorite bone.
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Manatees are large animals. They are beautiful and unique. Monty the Manatee is definitely unique and has a big heart. He sets out for his first day at Sea School but is understandably nervous. After he arrives at school, the other sea creatures aren’t very welcoming and even call him names. When a predator presents danger, Monty jumps in to help save his friends, even though they weren’t very nice to him. Monty shows kindness to the sea creatures!
This is a great children’s book for several reasons. First, Monty shows kindness to the other kids even though they didn’t show kindness to him. Also, there are lessons of bullying and treating others with respect. I highly recommend this great children’s book about teaching kindness!
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Invite Lucas from Kindness is my Superpower into your classroom to help teach students about kindness. Not only will Lucas teach kindness, but he will also teach good manners and make positive behavior choices at school and at home.
Make sure to incorporate kindness activities along with the children’s books about kindness. If you are looking for ideas, check these out.
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Share a Little Kindness is a beautifully illustrated book with a powerful message of being kind to everyone. Teach students to see the good in everyone and be the good that the world needs. I love this book and think it's a great addition to your classroom library. It would also make a great gift for your children or grandchildren!
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Be Kind! A short but mighty message. As a classroom teacher, I talk with my students many times during the school year about showing kindness to others. Often the conversation is prompted by students not showing kindness to each other. However, these incidents bring up important topics like kindness, forgiveness, and teachable moments for students. Be Kind! is a great book to have on hand.
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Nook is a beautifully decorated children’s book. Nook is a shy character that feels comfortable watching others play and staying out of others’ way. One day Nook heads to his favorite spot to find it’s already taken. Nook begins to meet others who show him kindness, and they become friends.
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Walter is the cutest little pup around! Trust me, students will love getting to know Walter, learning from the lessons in this book, and admiring the beautiful illustrations. In the book Walter Does His Best, students will learn, of course, about kindness and watch Walter being a good neighbor as he travels around New York. Like many of your students, Walter has a big heart and loves to help.
Jake is a cute furry friend who loves all things outdoors. He loves to swim, hike, and play. However, he often feels lonely. One day, a friend comes along and shows him kindness, and a sweet friendship blossoms. Students will learn about diversity, forgiveness, and gratitude in this book.
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Welcome Jeremy to your classroom to help students learn about kindness, courtesy, respect, and building friendships. Jeremy learns the recipe for turning an enemy into a friend. Enemy Pie is a great read-aloud and teaches children how to deal with enemies. This is a wildly popular children’s book and is one your students are sure to love!
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Have you noticed the number of my top picks for children’s books about teaching kindness that involves animals? Think about your student’s interests and what they enjoy. The majority of children enjoy animals and books! I hope you enjoy teaching kindness and watching your students create friendships with each other while showing kindness.
Here you will find my top picks of children’s books about teaching kindness. If you have a favorite children’s book, please share it with us!. Send me an email and I will add it to the list. Click here to send a recommendation. I appreciate you!