Have You Filled a Bucket Today? : A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids by Carol McCloud (2006, Paperback)

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Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

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Have You Filled a Bucket Today? : A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids

English

ISBN: 0978507517

EAN: 9780978507510

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings/Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Issues / General/Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance/

Publisher: Nelson Publishing & Marketing

Release Date: 05/15/2006

Age Range: 4-8

Synopsis: Through sweet, simple prose and vivid illustrations, this heart-warming book encourages positive behavior as children see how easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love on a daily basis.

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Reviews (15)

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    What a book! I read this with my kids and we talked about taking other people's feelings into consideration. A great book to help the "younger" ones understand about other people. I got it along with 3 other books: A Light in the Attic, Nose Pickin, and Pumpkin Guts. These books of poetry have some wonderful messages in them as well. Great for your collection!

  • Anonymous
    5 years, 1 month ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    What a marvelous way for young children to understand their world and how it affects others. It is such a pleasant story and helpful way to teach youngsters the meaning of others feelings. It brought many discussions to their minds all by themselves. And at many times after reading this book, they say "do you need your bucket filled mom?" or "I need my bucket filled".

  • BarbaraG
    5 years, 2 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    Are you looking for a colorful read-aloud to inspire a habit of caring in your little sponges? Then check out Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud.This beautifully-illustrated metaphor for life offers concrete ways for children to connect their feelings with their behavior with simple, everyday examples about making emotional deposits into invisible buckets: smiling at someone, writing a thank-you note, or giving a compliment. When people fill someone else's bucket with a kindness, their own bucket also fills up, generating positive feelings and self-esteem.Conversely, it also touches upon emotional withdrawals. People who take away our happy feelings with negative actions like ignoring, teasing, or bullying are bucket-dipping. People cannot fill their own buckets by dipping out of someone else's.To soak up the concept, have your children reflect upon their own lives. Process the differences between bucket-filling (caring) and bucket-dipping (uncaring) behaviors and ask them for examples. The concept of moving from "me-centered" to "we-centered" is brought to life through the wonderful analogy in this book; I enthusiastically recommend it!

  • PsPinYuma
    5 years, 3 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I read this story to a small group of young children at a support group for witnesses of domestic violence. The story brought comfort and hope to the kids, who then took it home in their hearts to share with family members. "Where's your bucket, Mom?" and "Is your bucket full today, Mom?" These were questions they asked before explaining the story's message to parents! An awesome work for healing a child's heart and giving them tools to change their lives for the future!

  • Anonymous
    6 years, 5 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    My children's school was lucky enough to have the author come and read this amazing book to them. The pictures in the book are beautiful and the story is perfect.It deals with making the world better through your own actions. When you walk the halls at school you hear 'don't be a bucket dipper' or 'no bucket dipping' and the kids have taken turns filling peoples buckets with kind words and thoughful actions. This should be a book that is read to every kid in the USA.

  • Anonymous
    4 years, 3 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    As an elementary school counselor I recently used this book with several girls who were having difficulty getting along. We had talked through the "GIRL ISSUES" and this book brought excellent closure to the concept of how we effect the lives of others.

  • Ameri
    4 years, 4 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    this book is very well written and so very true. it teaches children how to give back and care about others and self.

  • tchrreader
    4 years, 3 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    As a school counselor, I read these books to every student in our school. This is a good series and it has a great message about filling up other people's buckets instead of dipping into each others buckets. We actually use the language around the school, are filling up others buckets or dipping into them. This is a great message for everyone. If you help to fill other peoples buckets, you actually are helping to fill your own bucket as well. A great message that everyone should read.

  • Irenes
    4 years, 7 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    When was the last time you read a child's book that had appeal to an adult audience as well? Have You Filled a Bucket Today is a wonderfully simple invitation to become more aware of the power of our words. The simple practices of loving kindness and courtesy ignite a life of possibilities and promise. This book can be read in a few minutes and its message can be experienced for a lifetime.

  • love2teachTX
    4 years, 8 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    Just a wonderfully simple way to introduce kids to putting others before themselves.

  • mteacher
    4 years, 8 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    This is a wonderful book about how to treat others. I read it to my first grade class and they loved it. They are always letting others know if they are being a "bucket filler" or "bucket dipper."

  • Anonymous
    2 years, 11 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    As a Kindergarten teacher, I use this book with my class to help them understand the power of words. Told in simple language, it delivers a strong message, particularly in a time when bullying has become such a sensitive subject. I have purchased this book for each of my grandchildren as well.

  • PastorCarol
    2 years, 11 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    This is a must read for all families - regardless of ages. It could also be a theme book for any school to use. The abstract message might need explaining for children under 5.

  • declanjosh
    2 years, 12 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

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  • JessicaR35
    2 years, 10 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    My sons kindergarten teacher uses this book to help teach the kids how to treat others and express their feelings. It has been so great to hear about everyone's progress! My son has begun using the terms at home as well to help convey how he is feeling. We're headed to buy the book today for reading at home as well. A must get!!!