I read the Smartest Giant in Town (by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffer) over the weekend to my little one and it really is such a really lovely, funny book for kids teaching them about kindness to others in need, gratitude and just being comfortable in your own skin.
It has a great “feel good” ending for the giant who was very unhappy at the beginning of the book about who he was and how he appeared, comparing himself to others and making himself feel like he had to look better than everyone else, but then seeing his happiness grow so much when he kept giving away a lot of his clothes to help others in need really highlights how it can make you feel when you show kindness to other people in everyday life.
Children’s books can contain inspiring messages that should be shared and taken on board also by parents and adults too as they relate to how they can too grow their mindset and improve the quality of their everyday life alongside the kids, or maybe you want to reminisce yourself as an adult and go buy those books you used to love reading as a child. Bring that childhood excitement, wonder and fun back into your life!
Although it can really uplift you to show lots of kindness, at the same time, it is important not to give so much that you end up feeling miserable yourself!
A very important lesson for us all ❤️