Today, we read the book Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by E.B. Lewis. Usually, Little Brother will bound around while reading, at least during part of the story. Not during this story; he was uncharacteristically calm, drawn in
We’ve been talking about adopting an animal for many, many months. It came about gradually. It started with our acts of kindness for animals. We have visited an animal shelter more times than I can count to help with animals and
“If Everybody Did” is written and illustrated by Jo Ann Stover. It starts with an illustration of what if ONE person did something like . . . “spill tacks” . . . and the following page illustrates what would happen if
September is Hunger Action Month . . . The boys and I have several projects planned this month to learn about hunger, how it affects others, and how we can help. To start it off, I wanted to share a book with
It is just inevitable that completing acts of service with my boys will shape me as much as it does them. This particular act of service has helped compel me to further refine how I want to teach my boys
Something Beautiful is a book by Sharon Dennis Wyeth and illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet. For us, this book was about recognizing need around you. It is a story of a girl that is on the search for “something beautiful,” as
I’ve been working with the boys on how to recognize someone in need and encouraging them to have the confidence to act when they recognize a need. It has been so rewarding (and fun) to watch them work on this.
Heroes of the Vegetable Patch is a book by Ulf Stark and Charlotte Ramel that I found at IKEA for $4 here in the US. Not only is it a great value for a hardback book, but it is a sweet
Jump-Start Serving with Your Kids Thank-You Notes You will need: Crayons, markers Stamps Envelopes Paper Stickers This, I think, is one of the best things to teach your child and probably should be the first type of service act you
Have You Filled a Bucket Today? proved to be a great book! It takes the idea of how our words and actions affect one another and shows it in a visual way. When we are kind, it fills everyone’s bucket. When we are
For Valentine’s Day, we planned several book giving adventures. Our first one was to give a book away to a new friend. A little boy new to the neighborhood. We settled on giving away a copy of Little Blue Truck by
This is the perfect book to read about love. The title sounds like a love song. The pictures are beautiful and my youngest likes to lay on the floor and look at the illustrations. Wherever You Are, My Love Will
Today, we read Martin’s Big Words and watched sections of his “I Have a Dream” speech. The boys were very thoughtful and quiet through the reading and discussion on the power of words and the words that MLK, Jr.
A children’s book on gratitude was especially needed as we were trying to be more deliberate with thanking others this week, I used the book The Secret of Saying Thanks by Douglas Wood. Not only is this a great book