Children’s Books That Show Kids the Goodness in the World
My boys, now teens, are old enough to absorb not just negative news stories, but my reactions to them. So I find myself casting about for the good stories to counterbalance the bad. We got lucky last winter when, while walking through a local park, we saw a bird in a pond, struggling helplessly, its wing tethered to a tree by a length of fishing line. My husband — a more intrepid person than I this was winter, remember — waded chest-deep into the mucky pond to free the bird. Just a few weeks ago at a beach in Florida, scores of beachgoers formed a human chain in the surf, saving a family that was in danger of being swept out to sea in a rough riptide. Tons of books provide opportunities to bring to life inspiring stories of the innate goodness of our fellow humans. Or, worse, that strangers are inherently scary.
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Students are invited to bring a favorite object in from home to show their friends. This could be a teddy bear, watch, book, game, pictures of a holiday or a toy. The students should try and speak about their favorite object for about a minute and at the end invite their friends to ask questions. Try and make sure that at least 3 or 4 questions are asked. If no-one puts their hand up, just pick someone to ask the question. Today I want to show and tell you about this teddy bear. This is my teddy bear.
Show and Tell is a Sesame Street storybook. On show and tell day at school, everyone has brought something fun and exciting to school, and Bert especially wants his to be a surpise. After play time, story time, and paint time, it is time for show and tell. Cookie Monster has brought his collection of cookie cutters, Rodeo Rosie shows the lariat her cousin Duane brought her from Oklahoma. Ernie plays on his drum, Grover and Prairie Dawn demonstrate their tin can telephone, Herry Monster shows off his dancing shoes and Farley has a rubberband airplane.