The Power of Kindness
Through the Eyes of Children
by Ruth Maille
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Pub Date 28 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 22 Feb 2022
Children often struggle with big feelings and emotions. It takes practice to have them regularly look outside of their own experience to see how their friends and peers are feeling.
The Power of Kindness Through the Eyes of Children shows the rippling effect of how being empathic and kind can generate kindness to others. It demonstrates how each of us can help impact the world around us with simple acts every day.
This book helps children understand they have the power to shape their daily interactions with others, as well as, recognize when someone needs their support, generosity, and kindness.
The Power of Kindness helps children to understand that a kind word or act can change someone’s day when delivered at the right moment.
In The Power of Kindness, Orbit and the children learn…
* “that no matter how big or small my action is, I can make a difference in the world.” Christopher age 8
* "What a great idea to recycle items to those in need.” Jaxon age 6
* “No act of kindness is wasted; just look at the little boy saving a worm.” Brandon age 6
Grab your copy of The Power of Kindness Through the Eyes of Children and get access to the Kindness Matters song and other goodies from the Author's site.
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful message, beautifully told, and beautifully illustrated!
Reviewed in the United States on September 22, 2021
The deep appreciation and understanding that the author, Ruth Maille, has for children make this book captivating for both children and adults alike.
The beautiful illustrations invite readers of all ages to enjoy the world through the eyes of children. The engaging hero, Orbit, helps children to learn the power that they have every day to make our world a better place through choosing kindness. He uses questions to help children look for and find kindness all around them while encouraging them to use their imaginations to create ways they can exercise kindness to the people in their lives.
Orbit's wisdom to listen and learn from the children is a great reminder to all of us as adults to follow his lead.
Truly this book is a gift to help our children be empowered to create and live in a much kinder world. A definite win/win for everyone!
5.0 out of 5 stars Positive message, vibrant pictures
Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2021
What an inspiring Book for young kids. The book has lots of ideas on different ways to be kind with beautiful messages from other children about ways they show kindness. Great message to teach kids and good questions at the end. Great for families and classrooms!
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Average rating from 18 members
A group of kindergartners spend time discussing kindness. What is it? Where do we see it? How can we choose to be kind? The kids have a wide variety of answers about seeing kindness at school, at home, and in their communities. The specific examples of kindness are very valuable for young readers! Instead of kindness being an abstract concept, they can recognize situations from their own lives where they either experienced kindness or could offer kindness.
The story is accompanied by bright, vivid illustrations that will help kids stay engaged with the story. There is a song included as well as a breathing exercise to help kids feel calm and focused so they can choose kindness. This would be a good circle time read for pre-K and early elementary and would be a nice addition to school and classroom libraries.
Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!
This is a sweet little book good for the young ones. Stressing values such as kindness is always appropriate. So, this book does the trick, it is certainly, appropriate, cheerful, and leaves one satisfied with gaining good behavior.
I really liked this book and the message it gives to kids! I think parents should read it to their children because it’s a great book!
This title features great, relatable lessons on kindness and being mindful for children. Entertaining and informative song summarizes some more examples of kindness is featured on the author's website available for free. Personal quotes from kids add even further examples on how to be kind.
I have no words but well i do .These book literally showed me all the areas i have been wrong .The childrens book had become one of my favorite stating the power kindness helping those that need help . How even a simple i love you could make someone feel better.Today after reading this book i believe i have changed the way i act towards people learning to sometimes put other peoples feelings first .Sometimes we do not know how someone is feeling and we are this person that only thinks about themselves .I definitely recommend this book its amazing !! Thank you to the author and her spectacular team !!
The Power of Kindness teaches children to recognize kindness in their lives and that being kind is a choice. The illustrations are very cute.
This is a great book for children to help them with understanding kindness and mindfulness.
Illustrations are really nice too.
What a wonderful book to explain kindness to others! I loved that the children in the book described things that happen in their real life to further explain what kindness is to them. Lots of great examples for kids to see and understand.
This is an amazing children's book, which has really cute characters, simple and easy to read text, and beautiful graphics. The teachings of the book are all about kindness, such as what it means to be kind, and ways in which we can be more kind to others. The book is really fun, and my daughter loved it. This is a book that I will read with her a lot. Thankyou!
Many thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I read this with my 9 year old son tonight. We both loved it. The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous! He loved the character “Orbit.” I would definitely buy and share this book.
What does it mean to be kind to someone? How do I know if someone is being kind to me? This small book answers these questions by demonstration in brightly colored illustrations. This book is perfect for younger children and well suited to persons displaced from their homeland and native languages. Very well done!
I requested and received a free temporary e-book copy from BooksGoSocial via NetGalley. Thank you!
I absolutely adore this book! It is beautifully illustrated and teaches children about different ways to show kindness and observe kindness in a way that is captivating and interesting! I will be purchasing this for my daughter.
Kid loved this book. Fun ways of making understand how kindness makes one feel better as well the other person to whom kindness is shown.
I liked this book, very cute and important for little minds. This book is particularly valuable in teaching young minds how to be kind to one another and understanding basic kindness, how we can choose kindness and how people can be kind to us, as well as teaching and showing others how to be kind to us. Most of all the thing I love about this book is it explains that being kind a choice, we choose to do it and I think we need to instill that in children from an early age.
Often children can listen to us telling them about things they should know but with Orbit, the talking globe. Not only are the answers from children brilliant but so are the illustrations which are positively heartfelt, what a wonderful book to write mid pandemic,
Many thanks to netgalley for the free ARC in return for my review.
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review!
Fantastic kids book with super cute characters, who wouldn't want to read this? A very charming book that explains to kids what being kind can do. My four year old really enjoyed this book.
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