The kindness of children

by Vivian Gussin Paley

Publisher: Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Paley, Vivian Gussin, 1929-,
  • Kindness.,
  • Storytelling -- Psychological aspects.,
  • Interpersonal relations in children.,
  • Interpersonal communication in children.

Edition Notes

StatementVivian Gussin Paley.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBJ1533.K5 P34 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination129 p. ;
Number of Pages129
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL375450M
ISBN 100674503589
LC Control Number98037322

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  Books offer your child the chance to think about how to treat others. When a character in a book is treated poorly – or when another character helps them out – children have the chance to think about how actions can help or hurt a situation. The books below are parent- and teacher-approved for beginning conversations about being kind.   I was inspired by an idea from Frugal Fun 4 Boys: Sibling Squabbles and Kindness Car.. Go check out the Frugal Fun 4 Boys link and see how she inspired kindness amongst all her boys. Our Kindness Crocodile has a job to “show” when a kindness has been done for someone else in the family.   Use these 15 kindness books and videos for the classroom to build kindness in the classroom: random acts of kindness, generosity & bucket filling. Make your classroom a happier place with the use of kindness videos and books. These kindness books and videos for the classroom will help children learn many positive character traits.   Books about kindness are so powerful for children. They help teach empathy, compassion, and of course kindness. As a preschool teacher, I can tell you that some concepts are really hard to teach, especially when it comes to social/emotional areas.

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“[The Kindness of Children] is a subtle, psychologically and imaginatively rich guide to one of the important ways in which children learn how to be more fully human: namely, kindness.

Paley, a former kindergarten teacher, a MacArthur Award recipient, and the prolific author of many books about children and education, describes how very young students transform themselves Cited by: The Kindness of Children.

Vivian Gussin Paley. Rating details 96 ratings 9 reviews. Visiting a London nursery school, Vivian Paley observes the schoolchildren's reception of another visitor, a handicapped boy named Teddy, who is strapped into a wheelchair, wearing a 4/5.

About the Author (s) Reviews. Visiting a London nursery school, Vivian Paley observes the schoolchildren’s reception of another visitor, a handicapped boy named Teddy, who is strapped into a wheelchair, wearing a helmet, and barely able to speak.

A predicament arises, and the children’s response—simple and immediate—offers Paley the purest evidence of kindness she has ever seen. Paley, a former kindergarten teacher, a MacArthur Award recipient, and the prolific author of many books about children and education (The Girl with the Brown Crayon,etc.), describes how very young students transform themselves and one another by taking in, narrating, and sometimes dramatically acting out tales of kindness and other acts of goodness.

A delightful read. -- Susan K. Perry * L. Parent * Vivian Paley, an author and former kindergarten teacher whose latest book, The Kindness of Children, is an exploration of children's impulsive goodness, contends that although each child comes into the world with an instinct for kindness, it is a lesson that must be reinforced at every turn.4/5(97).

Despite its vague, somewhat saccharine title, this short book is a subtle, psychologically and imaginatively rich guide to one of the important ways in which children learn how to be more fully human: namely, kindness. This book highlights the necessity of kindness by showing kids real-world ways they can practice empathy in their daily lives.

It follows the central character, Maddy, as. This Newbery Medal-winning book follows a boy and his grandmother as they witness beauty, kindness and joy on the bus.

(Available here)Author: Caroline Bologna. This book was inspired by an Eastern concept of kindness that can help people of all ages notice and appreciate the kindness of others.

The concept is this: any action that benefits you -- large or small, intentional or even unintentional -- is a kindness given to you. Vivian Gussin Paley is a former kindergarten teacher, author of The Boy Who Would Be a Helicopter, and a MacArthur Award winner.

In this enchanting and edifying book, she revels in what she has seen happen in schools when she has given children the chance to. Paley, a former kindergarten teacher and award-winning author, visited a London nursery school and witnessed the kindness that the children extended to a handicapped boy named Teddy.

That story draws forth other tales of impulsive goodness from Paley's listeners, and resonates through this book as one story leads to another. The Little Book of Kindness will teach you how to be kind to yourself, to strangers, to those you love, to the world - every day, at every opportunity.

Prompted by the seeming hopelessness of the world around her, Bernadette Russell undertook a pledge to be kind to a stranger every day for a year. The experience left her wanting to inspire others/5(65). In The Kindness of Strangers, John Boswell argues persuasively that child abandonment was a common and morally acceptable practice from antiquity until the Renaissance/5.

Beloved and New York Times bestselling author Todd Parr uses his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity to explore the value and joy in being kind to.

Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson touches on friendship and kindness as a young girl learns a lesson about not missing opportunities to show kindness and making new friends.

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It starts with an encounter in a London nursery between the children and a visiting child who has a severe disability. Visiting a London nursery school, Vivian Paley observes the schoolchildren's reception of another visitor, a handicapped boy named Teddy, who is strapped into a wheelchair, wearing a helmet, and barely able to speak.

A predicament arises, and the children's response--simple and immediate--offers Paley the purest evidence of kindness she has ever seen/5(6). When we teach kids to be kind, we can help them learn how to treat others and themselves with love. Whether you use them at home or in the classroom, these 12 children’s books about kindness, both picture and chapter books, are perfect for helping kids develop compassion.

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Help your students imagine how others feel during intolerant or difficult situations by reading kindness books.

Children of a variety of backgrounds and abilities demonstrate everyday acts of kindness and generosity, exploring the concepts of empathy, compassion and inclusion. Whether it be donating blankets to the animal shelter, helping with chores or standing up for what's right, there are plenty of things in the book that will resonate with every family.

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With that said, my preschooler can’t get enough of it. While traditionally the quote is attributed to Plato, we think nothing has taught the virtue of kindness more powerfully than good children’s books. That’s why we created this extensive list of the top children’s books about kindness.

Kindness is contagious and beautiful. It can make the most gloomy day sunny, dry tears and change the : Bookroo. A best-selling children’s picture book about kindness. Harry The Happy Mouse is a cheerful, traditional story about a mouse called Harry who lives in the beautiful English countryside.

Harry helps a Frog, but asks the Frog to repay the kindness to someone else. We follow the good deed as it moves through other characters, who each selflessly.

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Baby Be Kind was written and illustrated by Jane Cowen-Fletcher. This adorable board book shares small acts of kindness through simple text and sweet illustrations of babies playing together. COVID Resource for Children Coronavirus: A Book for Children.

Written by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson, and Nia Roberts; illus. by Axel Scheffler. Nosy Crow/Candlewick, 29p E-book ed. ISBN Free R* yrs. The Kindness Book is a free teaching resource to encourage values of kindness, respect, integration and empathy within classrooms.

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