Week 2 kindness challenge: love books package

100 acts of kindness week 2The Week 2 challenge on Toddler Approved‘s month-long kindness project is to send a love books care package.  (They have a book giveaway too so check it out.)  Kim and Amanda of The Educators’ Spin On It: Parenting with Purpose are challenging us to perform an act of kindness that helps children learn to read and to love books!  This act can be as simple as giving a book to a friend, leaving a book,  or donating books.  They encourage you to take part in the International Book Giving Day on February 14.

This was an excellent opportunity to send some of our Valentine’s Day books that we have outgrown to a friend’s very young son who is going through treatment for a rare cancer right now.  I made a care package for him and his older brother that also included some fun toys… buzz whistles, pencils, wristbands, etc.

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Of course, knowing little ones, they’ll probably think that the best part is the gift shred!


If you’d like to help find a cure for rare cancers, including all pediatric cancers, please visit Cycle For Survival and search for “A Wheel Cure,” my friend’s team.

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Share what kindnesses you will be doing this week…

See recent kindness posts here.

“Nothing can make our life, or the lives of other people, more beautiful than perpetual kindness.”  ~ Leo Tolstoy

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As a Blurb.com affiliate, I feel I’d be remiss if I didn’t let you know that from now through 2/14 you can save 20% on your entire book order with code MYBOOKLOVE.  Maybe a Valentine’s Day book filled with favorite moments for someone special?

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4 Responses to Week 2 kindness challenge: love books package

  1. i love this idea
    and you’re right, those beautiful shiny sparkly shreds of wrapping
    are the bestest part:)
    i love your heart,
    Jennifer Richardson recently posted…thick with wild hope…My Profile

  2. Thanks Naomi for sharing our Kindness Project. What a special Love Books Package your friend will receive! Those books are part of a list we’re sharing tomorrow of our favorites!
    Kim @ The Educators’ Spin Ont It recently posted…Using Play to Parent Through Stress: Snapshot of Parenting with PurposeMy Profile

  3. Cathy H. says:

    Wonderful idea to share those outgrown books! Love that you picked a Valentine theme! I didn’t know Feb 14 was National Book Giving Day. I’ll have to think about that and see what I can come up with!
    Cathy H. recently posted…Walk and Click Wednesdays ~ January 30, 2013My Profile

  4. stacie says:

    What a great idea. I’ll have to do a little shopping for some fun Valentines day books.

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