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Written by Jacquelyn Stagg and Illustrated by T. Omaskat.

Kindness Starts With You is a beautiful book that encourages different types of kindness. Throughout the story we are introduced to a wonderful little girl called Maddy. Throughout her day at school, Maddy demonstrates kindness to her friends, family members, teachers, classmates and even strangers.

This book teaches us that no act of kindness, no matter how big or small, is ever wasted. It can also be used as a conversation starter to help find moments of kindness in your child’s life!

How can teachers and carers use this book:

This book teaches concepts of:

  • Acceptance
  • Kindness & Friendliness
  • Caring
  • Love
  • Compassion


Discussion Points:

  • This book highlights the importance of compassion and consideration towards others. Think about different ways we can demonstrate kindness in our lives and towards others

Activity Ideas:

  • Demonstrate random acts of kindness
  • Encourage your children to say one nice
    thing about or to someone every single day
  • Use the weekly kindness challenge and/or the
    kindness game inside this book… or make your own!

Kindness challenge: saying sorry, taking turns,
being polite, being a helping hand, including everyone,
showing respect.