Also available is Henry is Kind (9/2018; Hardcover $16.95; ISBN: 978-0884486619; Grades K-5; 32 pages), a classroom-tested resource for social and emotional learning.
Henry’s discovery of the many ways he can be kind will inspire young readers to use the simple mindfulness practices taught in this book to develop their own capacities for kindness.
Ms. Snowden and her class practice sending kind thoughts to the people they love, and they launch a class Kindness Project. There is only one problem: Henry can’t think of one kind thing he has done. Declaring that kindness is stupid, he stomps to the classroom door on the verge of tears, but his classmates save the day by reminding him of the kind things he has done for each of them.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
We need more kindness in the world, that is the simple truth. Being mindful of your own feelings, space and personal happiness is a start to becoming a kinder and gentler person. Everyone can benefit from being kinder, taking time for kindness projects no matter what age and focusing on things that bring us joy. Kids and adults alike will enjoy this thoughtful and special story. A great book for the classroom or home library.
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