How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids
By Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer, illustrated by Maurie Manning
Felix is mean to his little sister one morning, and his grandfather explains about buckets. What are buckets? They’re the invisible stores of energy, enthusiasm or optimism that make it easier to cope with life. When bad things happen, it’s easy to lose little drops from the bucket, until sometimes, we can be running on empty.
How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids is an entertaining story that sees Felix losing and gaining drops from his bucket during a typical day at school. After a day of noticing how his own bucket fills and empties, Felix is better able to relate to others too, each with their own bucket, as they attempt to respect one another and to keep it as full as possible. It’s a great book for teaching children not only how to understand their own sudden frustrations and feelings of moroseness, but also emphasises how showing kindness and respect for the moods of others can have a flow-on effect for the buckets of those around us, and our own buckets too.