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I watch my children play together on a regular basis. Some days I’m proud of how well they behave. On other days, let’s just say I worry that they aren’t understanding kindness as well as I would like.

We all want to raise kind and empathetic children. From playing nicely with other children to helping those less fortunate than ourselves. It’s never too early to instill generosity in kids and these 12 books that teach kindness will help. Reading these stories can encourage the acceptance and openness that children need to become kind adults.

What books have you read with your children that inspire kindness?


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The Cloud (Child's Play Library)My Color Is RainbowMaybe Something Beautiful: How ArtThe Invisible BoyThose ShoesRude CakesLast Stop on Market StreetA Sick Day for AmosWe All Sing With thePlant a Kiss Board BookWe're All WondersStick and Stone