The 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.
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.
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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