Bucket Filling — A Good Concept To Discuss With Grandkids

Posted on: April 21st, 2012 by Kay Swatkowski

Book Review

Have You Filled A Bucket Today?

Carol McCloud

This is a good addition to your children’s library.  Carol McCloud’s work on “filling your bucket” is being used in schools across the nation.  This short book reminds children that they can help fill someone’s invisible, emotional bucket by using kind words.  They can also drain another person’s bucket by dipping in with harsh words and unkind actions.

Just this weekend, my grandson and I looked at this little book and I reminded him of how he helps to fill my bucket!  He told me that I help to fill his up too.  That warmed my heart and made my emotional bucket a little fuller.

The one thing that I noticed was that the author says the only way our emotional buckets are filled is through our interactions with other people.  I think it is important for kids to know they can fill their own buckets with good, positive thinking and finding activities they enjoy.  But, I still believe this book is a valuable tool in teaching children to be kind and giving to other people.

Here is a link to find the book on Amazon.


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2 Responses

  1. Susan Adcox says:

    This is a reminder that grandparents and other adults may need, too. All the more reason to share it with a grandchild!

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