October’s Text of the Month: K is for Kindness

For the month of October, Mr. Bender selected K is for Kindness from Sesame Street as our text.  Though it may seem like a simple song its message is powerful and inspirational.

After you watch the video be sure to keep reading to learn about ways to foster kindness with your kids at home.

K is for Kindness (With Chris Jackson)

There’s a word I know and it starts with K
That word is kindness hear me when I say
K is for kindness. A simple word its true.
But its amazing what a word can do, can do
Amazing what a word can do
When you help someone in need
That’s kindness
When you plant a little seed
That’s kindness
When you give a pet a home
That’s kindness
Gently hold a ladybug
That’s kindness
And when you try a little kindness, kindness
And you help someone for real
You might be surprised to realize
How good it makes you feel
When you try a little kindness
When you try a little kindness
When you listen and stay calm
That’s kindness
Make a cookie for you mom
That’s kindness
When you scratch a puppies ear
That’s kindness
Help wipe away a tear
That’s kindness too
Yes I know
And when you try a little kindness, kindness
And you help someone for real
You might be surprised to realize
How good it makes you feel
When you try a little kindness
When you try a little kindness

Here are some resources you can use at home:

  1. Kindness Video Playlist from Sesame Street: If you liked the video above, you will enjoy these as well.
  2. Random Acts of Kindness is a great resources that groups acts in categories like Ideas You Can Do for Senior Citizens, With Your Kids, At Work, For Animals, etc.
  3. 14 Ways to Encourage Kindness from Parents.com
  4. How Parents Can Encourage Empathy in Children from Harvard Graduate School

This resources were pulled from SesameWorkshop

 

 

 

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