Our Favorite Books to Talk about Kindness with Kids!

Happy December...8th?! In our minds it's still the beginning of the month, but here we are, a whole week into it! Perhaps you too are also finishing up your holiday shopping--or maybe you're just starting. All good, all good, because we have some FABULOUS ideas for you for gifts that are fun and truly valuable for your kiddos.

Firstly of course, we recommend our beautiful, high quality poncho towels and infant towels--perfect for your kids, nieces, nephews, grandkids, favorite friends' kids, your sister in law who's about to pop, etc. Shop them all now!

Secondly, we have rounded up a handful of our second favorite item to gift: BOOKS! Yes, we are that friend, always and forever gifting books books books to whoever can open a present. So we thought, let's get a round up of our favorite kids books on...you guessed it, KINDNESS. The world needs lots of love, and lots of kindness, so let's focus on building that up and spreading it out, starting in our own homes and communities.

A Small Kindness by Stacy McAnulty

A Small Kindness by Stacy McAnulty on Kindhood's Bookshelf

"Teach the importance of goodwill with this impactful picture book with a solid pay-it-forward message to encourage kindness in young children—from the award-winning author of Excellent Ed and Sun! One In a Billion."

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What Is Kindness?: Children's Book About Kindness, Compassion, Friendship, and Empathy by Rachel Clifford 

What is Kindness by Rachel Clifford

 "Let your child discover the meaning of kindness with Lizzie, a young girl excited for her school's presentation week. The theme is kindness, so she decides to interview her family members to learn their unique perspectives on the topic."

In My Heart: A Book of Feelings (Growing Hearts) by Jo Witek

In My Heart by Jo Witek

"Celebrate feelings in all their shapes and sizes with In My Heart: A Book of Feelings, a New York Times bestseller full-color, interactive picture book from author Jo Witek and illustrator Christine Roussey"

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The Kindness Book by Todd Parr

The Kindness Book by Todd Parr


"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 others."

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Kindness Makes Us Strong by Sophie Beer

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"This bright book by the creator of Love Makes a Family celebrates acts of kindness big and small."

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123s of Kindness by Patricia Hegarty

123s of Kindness by Patricia Hegarty on Kiindhood's Bookshelf


"Learning the importance of kindness is as easy as 1, 2, 3 with this sweet board book that fosters social-emotional development."

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Have more books and products you're using to practice modeling kindness for your kids? Share in the comments, we need all the diverse images and practices of kindness!

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