Kindness is contagious.
Really, it is.
And any time we (and I’m talking you, me–anyone!) can teach our kids to be kind–just for the sake of being kind–is a win in my book.
Being nice lifts spirits. It lightens moods. It feels good.
The earlier we can teach our kids about kindness, the better.
PBS Kids’ Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is celebrating Labor Day as Neighbor Day this year, and I love it. Neighbor Day is a day to encourage acts of kindness towards neighbors. The goal? Show kids that one act of kindness leads to many and that kindness feels good.
It’s a super-important message, and I love it.
And thanks to our friends at PBS Kids, one lucky teachmama reader will receive a rockstar Daniel Tiger gift pack full of super-fun Daniel Tiger goodies just for sharing what his or her family has done to celebrate Neighbor Day. And let’s face it: if you can’t celebrate Neighbor Day on the actual Neighbor Day (Labor Day) no biggie!
In my book, any day is Neighbor Day!
Here’s the skinny. . .
- Teaching Kindness– Labor Day is Neighbor Day!
We’ve tried to do what we can to teach kindness in our house by:
But there’s always more we can do.
Which is why I love the idea of Neighbor Day thanks to Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.
- Neighbor Day: On Monday, September 2, Daniel Tiger’s Neighbor Day premiers on PBS Kids. Daniel learns what it is like to do something kind and neighborly and that one act of kindness can lead to many. YAY! What a happy message!
Check out the PBS Kids site for more activities and ideas: PBS Kids Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.
And if your kids are too big for Daniel Tiger? It doesn’t matter. Just encourage them to do something extra, special and kind on Neighbor Day. You don’t even have to tell them it’s Neighbor Day. Just tell them you’re spreading kindness. It’s contagious.
Want to get in on the Neighbor Day fun like Daniel Tiger? Sure you do!
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fyi: This is an unsponsored post, sharing a message I feel strongly about from a company I can firmly stand behind. I am a PBS Kids VIP, and I did receive a Daniel Tiger plush toy in exchange for sharing this message.
As always, my opinions are all my own, influenced only by my experience as a parent and educator–and, of course, my three little loves.