Stories That Teach Kindness
"A story is a way to say something that can't be said any other way... You tell a story because a statement would be inadequate." - Flannery O'Connor
The stories we tell our children help to shape their moral imaginations. In fact, they're constantly being shaped by the stories they hear. (We all are!) So how do we teach virtues like kindness? Reading a well-crafted story to saturate their minds and hearts is a great place to start.
Here are 6 of our family's favorite picture books that show the value of kindness.
PS - A few of these make me cry every single time. Consider yourself warned.