Isn’t it sad that we sooner equate doing good with something a larger than life fictional character does on a regular basis than anything in real life?
It’s just not cool to be kind.
Our children spend hours on social media platforms ruled by internet trolls, and we’re really not fazed by those vicious bullying video clips anymore.
And like anything to do with parenting, encouraging compassionate behaviour may require a little creativity.
Game for Humanity is the new card game looking to do just that.
“In a world where bad news trumps good news, and negativity is around every corner, it’s no surprise that our children feed off that. This game has been specifically created to encourage a culture of thoughtfulness among children and to help teach them the importance thereof. It focuses on the upliftment of others and finding ways to help others and share love, appreciation and gratitude,” says Marc Buhrer, creator of Game for Humanity.
The Game for Humanity deck contains 30 cards each labelled with a specific task – from learning to say hello in another language, to teaching a fellow student a new skill – each one designed to teach your child the value of responsibility, learning, and respect.
The idea is simple, have your child draw a different card each day, walk them through the task and encourage them to pass it along to a friend; ultimately inspiring random acts of kindness one card at a time.
How do you explain hard-to-teach concepts like kindness to your kids? Tell us in the comments.
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