Kindness Storytime Ideas Social and emotional learning can begin early, even in preschool, and is an essential part of preparing for Kindergarten. For a storytime focusing on Kindness, make a friendship bracelet: https://teachpreschool.org/2012/09/16/making-friendship-bracelets-in-preschool/ .
Berger, Samantha. ABCs of Kindness. Children can call out the letter of the alphabet, and then hear about the act of kindness that begins with that letter.
Cotler, Joanna. Sorry (Really Sorry). Cow’s bad mood starts a chain reaction of rudeness on the farm. A funny circular story.
Duncan, Alice Faye. Just Like a Mama. A little girl describes her kind foster mother who supports her relationship with her mother who is far away.
Elya, Susan Middleton. The Three Billy Goats Buenos. The goats try to help the troll deal with what is making him so grumpy.
Lasser, Jon. Grow Kind. Kiko raises fruits and vegetables and gives them to neighbors to demonstrate kindness.
Miller, Pat Zietlow. Be Kind. A little girl helps her classmate deal with spilled grape juice on her dress.
Otoshi, Kathryn. Two. Numerals One and Two become friends, but when Three shows up there is jealousy. Part of a fun series on friendship.
Parr, Todd. Love the World. Bright, bold artwork celebrates a variety of things to love.
Pirrone, Francesca. Little Book of Kindness. A little pig demonstrates how to be kind.
Pizzoli, Greg. This Story Is for You. Two friends endure separation but still maintain their friendship.
Smith, Monique Gray. When We Are Kind. A celebration of Native American culture, this asks readers to think about how it feels when someone is kind to them.
Underwood, Deborah. Finding Kindness. Members of a diverse community show kindness to one another.