Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Kindness Counts: Children's Book Review

About The Book:

Through colorful illustrations, Scripture references, and interactive exercises, Kindness Counts! helps children learn basic math skills while teaching them the importance of kindness. They will learn that God loves them and wants them to spread his kindness and love to others, and they will see that even the smallest acts of kindness matter.

Parents and teachers will appreciate the practical ideas that children can apply in sharing kindness with others, such as collecting coins for the needy or helping their parents at home. At the same time, children are introduced to basic mathematical skills like counting, addition, subtraction, and measuring. Each colorful illustration includes an interactive math problem for children to solve. This book makes it fun to learn math—and to share God’s kindness with the world.

About The Author:

Debby Anderson is a kindergarten teacher and mother of four. She and her husband, Gordon, serve with the American Missionary Fellowship where Debby enjoys opportunities to share God’s love with children from all different backgrounds and cultures. Debby has written and illustrated more than 20 books.

My Review:

Once again, Debby Anderson provides parents with another wondeful opportunity to teach a valuable character trait. This time it is kindness, and she does so in a fantastic manner. With vivid illustrations, your child will learn a variety of ways to be kind and you will also be able to teach your child simple math concepts, such as adding and counting! Each page has an opportunity to engage your child in a small activity. I loved this. Even after one read through my 3.5 year old daughter would not let me "skip out the homework". It is Biblically sound and a great read for kids and adults alike. Perfect for reading to your toddler and preschooler, as well as great practice for the new reader in your home. This is one book that will be in our home library for a long time to come!

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Kindness Counts by Debby Anderson, online here, from Crossway Publishers. It is also available through your local Christian bookseller.

***This book was provided courtesy of Crossway Publishers, for the purpose of review on this blog***

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