The National Library has a blog post by Jeannie Skinner titled 'Help children choose kindness', available here. It is an excellent statement, which focuses on empathy, literature and social action.
Excerpts from the blog post follow:
Read about some great celebrations, conversations, and books to help children choose kindness.
The magical thing about kindness is that it benefits the receiver, and the giver. Being kind to others increases our own feelings of wellbeing – it makes us feel good about ourselves and improves our outlook on life. Kind and compassionate children tend to have more positive connections with their peers, higher academic achievement and a greater sense of happiness.
Posted: Monday 16 November 2020