Teaching Children to Have a Heart for Service
It’s important to teach children that service should become a daily habit. Holding a door open for someone, retrieving a stray shopping cart, or even taking out the garbage without being asked are all acts of service.
These habits lay the foundation for their futures as caring, compassionate young adults instead of being self-centered and feeling a sense of entitlement. Something might even end up being a life-changing experience.
For ideas on specific ways kids can experience a heart for service, see Looking Outside Yourself: Encouraging Teens for Service.
Check out our favorite books with a service theme, and let us know what you’d add to our list!
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Our Favorite Books About Service
- The Giving Tree
- Charlotte’s Web
- Elliot’s Emergency
- Hero Tales: A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Christian Heroes
- These Are My People: A Biography of Gladys Aylward
- Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman
- Shoeshine Girl (Trophy Chapter Books (Paperback))
- Great Joy (midi edition)
- Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book)
- Maddi’s Fridge
- Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen (Reading Rainbow Book)
- Fly Away Home
- The Lady in the Box
- Number the Stars
The most popular posts from last week’s link up are:
- Science FUN in the Garden – with Printables from BJ’s Homeschool
- Children’s Audiobooks from My Life’s Work
And now for the link up!
This list has our topics for 2016, but you don’t have to stick to that, anything reading and family related is welcome
Our hosts will still share a themed selection each week, but our link up will be for anything literature related and family friendly – always.
If you’d like to join us as a co-host in the new year, please contact Katie.
Katie @ Paradise Praises
Tara @ Embark on the Journey
Dawnita @ Prairie Dust Trail
Anne @ Learning Table
Jeanae @ Just Jeanae
Beth @ Classes by Beth