|Reine Lefebre and Margot before a Window|
by Mary Cassatt, 1902
I know I am a few days late but truly, it's never too late to be kind. November 13 is World Kindness Day. Spread some kindness with these lovely tales?
The Best Wish - Serbia
The Crystal Heart – Vietnam
Evil Allures But Good Endures – Russia
How the Kangaroo Got Her Pouch – Australia
Lord of the Cranes - China
Native American Stories About Kindness to
Old Woman Who Was Kind to Insects –
Selekana and the River
God – South Africa
The Two Jeebi-ug or a Trial of Feeling – Native American/Ojibwahttps://www.learningtogive.org/resources/two-jeebi-ug-or-trial-feeling-ojibwa
for a Better World: Stories of Peace and Kindness - Seven stories celebrating peace,
kindness, and forgiveness from seven countries that have all suffered from wars
and conflicts in recent times told by an award-winning author.
Kindness Tales: World Folktales to Talk About by Margaret Read
MacDonald. “Kindness Tales
contains more than forty folktales that illustrate the transformative power of
kindness through leading, sharing and caring for one another. These stories
share a common theme of using thoughtful and sometimes generous acts of
kindness to make the world better.” You can’t go wrong with any collection of
stories by this esteemed author.
Thirty-five Children's Books That Teach Empathy and Kindness
55 + Kindness Activities for Kids
Teach Kids Kindness with Crafts
Animals and Compassionate Humans in Folklore – “Through examining several examples of helpful animal tales from around the world, students will
learn about humans living in cooperation with the land and sea and with the
beasts that inhabit them. In many helpful animal tales, the animal only offers
its aid in return for a kindness done by or promised by a human.” Resources for
Random Acts of Kindness Foundation – From PreK – High School there is curriculum for every
grade level, including posters for your school, information on how to start a
Kindness Club, and so much more. Be sure to bookmark this site!
Storytelling and Empathy - My
previous blog post from my National Storytelling Magazine column.
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