By October, Connecting for Kids families already have a lot on their minds. From sports practices to therapies and from homework to play groups, our schedules are booked. But what if we all took some time from this busy month to choose kindness?Choosing kindness isn't always easy, and teaching kindness can be even more challenging, but CFK would like to challenge your family to take a kindness journey with us this month. Along the way, we'll provide tips and resources for teaching kindness to your children. Together, we can show our children that it's not what we have that makes us who we are - it's what we do with it.
Ready to Get Started?The sections below include books and ideas to help you get started teaching your child to choose kindness. We will also be featuring content in our newsletter, The Monthly Connect, and on our Facebook page throughout the month of October. We look forward to seeing what you will add to the journey as well!
Nominate a Kind Kid!Do you know a child in the community who has demonstrated kindness and compassion for others? Nominate him or her for our Kind Kid Award!
Share the KindnessJoin us on Facebook for stories, tips and strategies throughout the month of October. And don't forget to share the kindness this month by tagging your posts with #kindnessCFK
The following books have been recommended by local libraries to help teach kindness:
Here are some ways for children to practice kindness in the community:
Would you like even more ideas? Visit Pinterest for random acts of kindness lists.