Teaching KINDNESS to our children is an important task. Have you ever thought about what a child thinks about if you say to them; "Be Kind"? I'm a firm believer that we need to teach our children through role modeling, discussions, visuals and books to teach on any topic. Today's topis is being kind, warm-hearted and to not be a bully. What does the word kindness mean? This is what the dictionary says:
the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.
Now, think about how you can teach a child this character trait?
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. Benjamin Franklin
I recently taught a painting class on Warm-Hearted Walrus at the Grayslake Park District. As you can see, these boys had a fun time learning about being warm-hearted. As much as I love teaching, we know that teaching actually begins in our own home, so, I've now created Painting Kits of the characters available for kids to do at home, for families to reinforce at home and to open up a discussion on the character trait at home. I'm certain you'll get the same results, a big smile from your kids! Learn more at Painting Warm-Hearted Walrus and reach out at anytime if you'd like. Feel free to share pictures as Warm-Hearted Walrus would love to hear from you. Be sure to visit Warm-Hearted Walrus to learn more about this character!
Please know that our painting kits do not come with the paints, you can purchase these anywhere. I found this nice kit on Amazon with a variety of mediums. Our kits provide the canvas with the character along with other unique resources to teach the character value to our children.
Warm-Hearted Walrus has a variety of tee shirts available. What a fun visual for others to be reminded to be kind as well. What a wonderful world this would be if we all shared acts of kindness. Click here to see a variety of sizes, colors and shirts.
The above books are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million. Learn more about Warm-Hearted Walrus here.