Book Title:  Ella & Mrs Gooseberry – Discovering what love looks like

Author:  Vikki Conley

Illustrator:  Penelope Pratley

For Ages: 4-8

Themes: love, empathy, compassion, kindness, understanding, giving, character, community

Related learning areas: Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), feelings awareness, character education

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Last week when I was in the supermarket shopping there was a huge racket in one of the isles. I couldn’t see what was happening but it went on for quite a while.

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Yesterday on my way home, there was a truck that had run out of gas. There was a woman and a child in the vehicle, and a little further down the beltline, there was a pregnant woman walking.

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There's nothing more heartwarming that good hearted kids who set examples of being kind. Our hope is that these examples of kindness from kids in different parts of the world can inspire your own children to step outside their comfort zone to make a difference. 

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We take homemade meals and “treats”, blankets, pillows, diapers, rash cream, boots, gloves, hand warmers to the homeless in Madison WI. The biggest thing we give them is the gift of TOUCH.

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I live in an apartment complex in New England. After a snowstorm, we all have to dig out our cars and move them so the maintenance crew can plow the whole lot.

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The first lawn manicure of the season is always the toughest, but this young neighbor made ours a whole lot easier with three little words: “Need some help?” read more →

The crumpled paper lesson is a very powerful bullying activity which we believe was originally used by a teacher in New York to show her students the lasting impact that anti-social and cruel behaviour can have.

We love this bullying lesson but adapted it to use in conjunction with our primary and elementary school curriculum during assemblies and in the classroom. We substituted a plain piece of paper for a red heart or cut-out of a person (an activity in the curriculum for older students) to make it more relatable for younger kids.

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My aunt won a giveaway at a resort – so she invited us and we spent the weekend there. It was wonderful! However, it wouldn’t have been as amazing as it was if it hadn’t been for the hard-working Housekeepers.

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My friend, Kendall Joyner and I have a fun community service project. No one told us to do it. No one told us to be kind to older people. We just do it. It is fun. It brings joy to older people.

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In May 2019, Australia’s first co-built educational and aged-care facility was opened in Morphett Vale, South Australia. The Montessori middle school has three classrooms to accommodate around 60 students on the grounds of Kalyra Woodcroft aged care facility in Adelaide.

When the school needed more space, the offer of sharing the grounds of the aged care home presented a wonderful opportunity to connect the young and old at another level. 

The experiment is a first in Australia but is already helping students and residents overcome ageism and build genuine connections. 

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Boy cleaning up the streets of Malmesbury, Wiltshire

I live in Malmesbury in Wiltshire. A kindness story I would like to share is about my 14-year-old neighbour Ben. He is the most caring individual out there. He cleans up the streets of Malmesbury and helps the elderly generation with lawn cutting and technology support. With his cleaning in our town he is out every weekend and after school in the week cleaning up the streets and alleyways, brushing and weeding them. He has also cleaned a bench covered in bird poo in our community where people couldn’t sit. That is now all cleans because of him. - Judy Taylor