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Great Kindness Quotes for Kids

Kindness is a word and action that can change your world and the world around you.  It is a quality, that when practiced, brings happiness not only to others but back to you as well.  Every day we have many choices to make in the way we treat other people and things.  These little choices…

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Bethany Hamilton – Soul Surfer Has Heart The Size of the Ocean

Bethany Hamilton was a 13 year home schooled girl who loved to surf and dreamed of becoming a pro surfer. One day, on a local surfing trip with her friends, she was attacked by a shark and tragically lost one of her of arms. Just one month after this incident, with her goals still in mind,…

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Adele's Literacy Library – Bringing the Joy of Reading to All Kids!

Like many teenage girls, Adele Taylor has a passion for reading. However, for Adele, simply reading on her own was not enough. Adele’s passion for reading made her realize that all kids should be able to have the gift of reading, and that reading could help kids be successful in life. And that inspired her…

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For Reading That's Fun, Dr. Seuss Is the One!

On March 2 each year, America celebrates a very special event called Read Across America. This event takes place in order to emphasize the fun and importance of reading, and it is celebrated on the birthday of one of the all-time greatest children’s authors, Dr. Seuss! Also known as Theodor Seuss Geisel (and even sometimes Theo…

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Never Too Old to Learn Something New!

Kenyan Kimani Maruge was 84 years old when he heard an announcement from the Kenyan government. The announcement said that the government would start to provide primary education for free. And Kimani, who had never gone to school, decided that he wanted an education! He went to the primary school in his village and, after some difficulty…

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John Wood Left Microsoft to Change the World by Building Libraries in Third World Countries

In 1998, John Wood was a Microsoft executive when he took a vacation that changed his life forever. The vacation started as a trekking holiday in Nepal, but it became a spiritual journey and then a mission. John decided he wanted to change the world one book and one child at a time by setting up libraries in the developing…

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Adora Svitak – What Adults Can Learn From Kids

Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs “childish” thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids’ big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups’ willingness to learn from children, not just teach them. A prolific short story writer and blogger since age seven, Adora Svitak (now 12) speaks around the United States…

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Inspiring Graduation Speech by Autistic Student

Doctors didn’t offer Judith and Dennis Duquette much hope about their son, Eric. He was autistic, they explained, and likely would end up in an institution. “Good call,” the 18-year-old salutatorian joked at his graduation Tuesday. “Today I stand before you accepted into every institution of higher learning that I applied to, so I guess, in a way,…

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Kids' Books Can Give Lessons for Life

Life has its ups and downs, and for a kid, the downs can sometimes be overwhelming. Experiences such as a death in the family, a bullying situation, or even a move can have a significant impact on a kid. Oftentimes, when faced with difficult situations, kids are reluctant to express the confusion or frustration they feel and end…

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Make Today Great – Read These Short Stories to Inspire You!

When you wake up in the morning and start to think about your day, what kind of day do you want to have? Naturally, everyone wants to have a great day everyday! To make your day great, decide what you can do to make it so. For inspiration, read the short stories in the video and…

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