You could still see the messages written three different languages chalked on the sidewalk in front of my daughter’s school earlier this week from the October 10th Kindness in Chalk event. The words were faded then, but they still have me hope.
I couldn’t watch this video without getting a little teary. I know I’m kind of a sucker for this kindness stuff, but give it a chance. 🙂
Words matter, and small kindnesses matter. I really believe that, and I believe that we need to take this message beyond Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. As always, I’m planning to spread the idea with books.
Start with some picture books:
- The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade by Justin Roberts – In this picture book, Sally notices everything, and she ends up making a big difference.
- Because of You by B.G. Hennessy – A picture book to share the idea that every person can make a difference.
- Plant a Kiss by Amy Krouse Rosenthal – Start talking about paying it forward with kids in this picture book.