The Kindness Machine (Hardcover)
There's a mysterious new machine in Mr. Wilson's second-grade class. Instead of grownups telling children to "make good choices" and "be kind," this special machine shows the students exactly what they can do to bring kindness to their classroom and into their own heart But what happens when it's time to leave school? Mr. Wilson lets his class in on a secret that they have their very own Kindness Machine inside them to spread kindness wherever they go
Creative and artistic 2nd grade teacher, Mr. Wilson, is able to concretely provide examples of how his students can be kind. Mr. Wilson creates The Kindness Machine which is covered in idea buttons to demonstrate kind actions. Instead of telling his students to "be kind," which is something children hear from a very early age, they learn exactly what they can do in their own lives by pressing the special buttons. There is a focus on kindness towards others but also kindness towards themselves. In the end, Mr. Wilson teaches his students that they each have their own Kindness Machine within them to help make kind decisions for others and themselves.