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Early Childhood Education / Activities COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL 94 character-building activities for a peaceful and supportive learning environment Help preschoolers develop compassion for others with this collection of classroom and at-home activities. These simple but powerful lessons help children practice loving values as they contribute to a supportive learning environment—a place where all children seek out the goodness in themselves and others. The Kindness Curriculum, Second Edition, provides a variety of new and revised experiences that strengthen the building blocks of positive character development. As they learn about love, feelings and empathy, gentleness, self-control, respect, friendship, and conflict resolution, children will enjoy the expression the activities encourage and the playfulness they inspire. This edition includes activities that aim to prevent bullying before it starts by teaching young children about prosocial values in a peaceful classroom community. It also supports the important lesson that a little kindness can go a long way. “Everyone agrees that we need to do everything we can to prevent bullying and the devastating harm it causes. But how? Enter Judith Anne Rice with a treasure trove of activities that anyone who works with children can use to help children build anti- bullying muscles. The Kindness Curriculum is like a vaccination against bullying.” — David Walsh, PhD, Founder of Mind Positive Parenting and author of Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids Judith Anne Rice is an early childhood family education teacher. She has written six books, including Those Mean Nasty Dirty Downright Disgusting but . . . Invisible Germs and Those Icky Sticky Smelly Cavity-Causing but . . . Invisible Germs, and holds a master’s degree in human development and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a minor in early childhood development. She stars as her alter ego, Professor Prunella Popper, in videos available at www.JudithAnneRice.com. ISBN 978-1-60554-124-2 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL $24.95