Children's Books can Teach Lessons of Kindness

December 21, 2013

Children's books could be a key tool to help young people learn about kindness. In fact, some of the best-known children's books contain messages about being kind to others and the importance of friendship, according to truthfrequencyradio.com.

Researchers spoke to Grade 3 students recently to find out what messages they understood after reading some well-known children's stories. The tales included A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Charlotte's Web by E.B. White and Horton Hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss.

The children responded to their questions with the answer that A Little Princess shared the message that you can help others by giving your time to them and being nice.

Charlotte's Web taught the children that giving doesn't have to involve physical items or presents, and that being kind to someone else is the best form of giving.

And apparently Horton Hears a Who! illustrated how even if a person is different they don't have to be treated badly. People who are younger, smaller or speak a different language all deserve kindness.

These are important messages for kids today to be learning, as the prevalence of cyber-bullying among children continues to increase. So why not turn off the computer tonight and read a children's book with your child - you never know, you may learn something new too.



Also in Blog

Toys & Outdoor Play Equipment, Australian Climate-proof!
Toys & Outdoor Play Equipment, Australian Climate-proof!

May 24, 2019

Australian conditions can really do a number on your outdoor toys. Here’s why it’s so important you find the items that will survive our crazy climate.
Read More
How to Cultivate a Love of the Arts in Children with Creative Play
How to Cultivate a Love of the Arts in Children with Creative Play

May 17, 2019

Creating a love of art in kids is easiest when they’re small - and it takes only a little effort to encourage creative play.
Read More
Cool Kids Bedroom Rugs – Fun, Functional and FABULOUS
Cool Kids Bedroom Rugs – Fun, Functional and FABULOUS

May 10, 2019

From cosy and chic to playful and practical, add an element of style to your home with HipKids’ collection of kids bedroom rugs!
Read More

JOIN THE HIPKIDS VIP CLUB

Free Gift When You Sign Up

To show our appreciation for subscribing to our Newsletter, a FREE HipKids Xylophone (Valued at RRP $29.95, excl shipping) will be added to your cart when you spend $150 or more on full priced items on your first order. 

 Please note: