Happy Fourth – Kindness Counts!

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As the United States celebrates its 248th birthday, I think it might be a great time to look at where we are as a country, and what is going on in the world. No, I don’t intend to get into this in this blog. Everyone has their own views, insights, and feelings about our country/world today. But, I think we all can agree that right now, and always, the world could use a little kindness.

It is so important to teach children (and young adults) the importance of doing something for others. Nothing makes me feel better than helping others. (This is one of the major reasons I write my blog, maybe I can help an educator or a parent in some small way.)

So, in America, as we celebrate our birthday in a few days, what is one small gesture we can do to make a difference for someone else? Have your students/campers/children make Happy Birthday America cards for folks in a retirement home. Have them call someone who might not get many calls to wish them a Happy Fourth. Make cupcakes or cookies for someone. Invite someone to a picnic, family gathering, fireworks viewing…

If you are not in America, what holiday is coming up in your country that you can include others. Teach children that every kind gesture counts!

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