For Parents

Not Too Little to Help: Raising Socially Conscious Kids


01/01/2019

Can We Help?"Can I help?" is one of the most often repeated sentences of small children. Toddlers and preschoolers are typically curious and eager to learn, willing volunteers to be included in the projects and jobs they see going on around them. This is a great time of year to talk about helping!

Young children understand the concept of support, assistance, and teamwork. When everyone helps out, "many hands make light work." To help within their own family, kids can pick up toys, select items from a low shelf to add to a shopping cart, or feed the dog. The books listed below will help you take helping out to a new level. Even small children can contribute to their community, the bigger world outside their own home. "Can I help?" Yes, you CAN!


Books:

Use your indyPL Library Card to check out books at any of our locations, or check out e-books and e-audiobooks from home right to your device. Click on a book jacket below to request a book or download it. Need help? Call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or text a librarian at 317 333-6877.

Just Critters Who CareMiss Fox's Class Goes GreenThe Berenstain Bears Get InvolvedCurious George Plants a TreeOne LoveThese Seas CountFantastic Kids Helping OthersGrover's 10 Terrific Ways to Help Our Wonderful WorldHow Can I Help?Let Me Help100 Ways to Make the World BetterA is for ActivistJoey and the Giant BoxMr. Tweed's Good DeedsMy Heart Will Not Sit DownOk GoRaising a HeroSomething BeautifulOlivia Helps Mother Nature

~ IndyPL_CarrieW