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4 Things For Your Kids to Watch That Inspire Kindness and Empathy

Dec 2, 2016

The holiday season is almost upon us, and no doubt your little ones have been hard at work on their wish lists for months already. Excitement over gifts and treats is part of what makes the season so much fun, isn’t it? But it can also make it more difficult to find a balance between the trappings of the holidays and the real spirit of the season — especially for little ones. Help them remember what the holidays are really all about with these CBC Kids episodes that focus on themes of kindness, gratitude and the importance of giving back.


Daniel Tiger — Neighbour Day

It’s the perfect time of year to do nice things for your neighbours, and this episode offers plenty of inspiration. Follow Daniel Tiger as he delivers sunflowers to his neighbours in the Land of Make-Believe, and helps them with various tasks along the way. Daniel and his friends learn that doing nice things for others makes them feel good, too!


Daniel Tiger — Neighbourhood Thank You Day

As much as we love to give and receive gifts during the holidays, it’s the people we spend time with who really matter most. In this episode, Daniel Tiger says thank you to all the special people in his life as they prepare for a big Thank You Day feast. Little ones can follow Daniel Tiger’s lead and make their own cards of thanks to let special family and friends know how much they care.


The Adventures of Napkin Man — Try-Share-a-Tops

Siblings + new toys = the potential for some major holiday drama. This dino-tastic episode of The Adventures of Napkin Man is an excellent reminder about the importance of sharing and kindness. After a battle over a toy triceratops, Mister Anthony and Napkin Man help Kendra realize that sharing can make things even more fun.


Arthur — Arthur Read: Super Saver

When Arthur’s parents reveal that business is slow, Arthur makes it his mission to help the family save money — and goes a little overboard! With some guidance from Mom and Dad, Arthur and D.W. learn practical ways to cut back, and Arthur’s hard work is rewarded. But rather than spending his allowance on a toy for himself, Arthur decides to pay it forward and help a family in need. Bump this episode to the top of your must-watch list during the holidays.

Article Author Alicia McAuley
Alicia McAuley

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Alicia McAuley is a freelance writer, editor and all-around web nerd who never met a pop culture reference she didn't like. The former editor of a parenting website, these days she shares a home office in the suburbs with her husband, two adorable boys, and two lazy cats. You can find her cracking jokes on Twitter @aliciamcauley and pinning projects for her to-do list on Pinterest.

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