Kindness happens around us every day, and anyone, no matter how young, can help make the world a better place through their thoughtful actions. Kindness, like any other skill, can be learned. To embed kindness as an integral part of life, we have to teach it with intention, practice, and reflection.
In this article, we’ve collected a variety of books that explore compassion and empathy in children from many perspectives. We love how these books capture the power of a moment of kindness to change a life and the sense of purpose and pride that can come from helping someone. Most importantly, these books teach kids that they don’t have to perform a heroic act to make the world a better place: even small acts of kindness ripple across the world in ways that no one can expect. They’re an excellent way to show young children that their empathy and compassion really can make a difference!