Showing respect for others is one of the most important values in the world. It means showing care for another person or thing, like the environment.
Without respect, everything around you would be less peaceful. There would be more wars, more problems and less happiness.
You show respect in many ways everyday that you may not even realize! Respect occurs when you:
- Listen to others
- Play fair
- Use good manners
- Wait your turn
- Compliment someone
- Pick up after yourself
- How you treat others
Being respectful is one of the key ingredients to being the best person you can be. Start by checking out some of the great respect quotations below:
- “Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.” – U. Thant
- “Never judge someone by the way he looks or a book by the way it’s covered; for inside those tattered pages, there’s a lot to be discovered.” – Stephen Cosgrove
For more inspiring quotes about respect, click here.
Car magnets bearing the simple message, “Be Kind,” have sparked a lot of curiosity in the San Fernando Valley. They’re the latest brainchild of the Embrace Kindness Mission, a unique program created by parents and supported by the administration and faculty of North Hollywood’s Laurel Hall School, a private school affiliated with Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
The parents who founded the initiative say the program was inspired by “negative peer relationships” and bullying among students. Instead of just telling kids what not to do, they thought, why not inspire them to “be kind” to others, replacing negative behavior with positive?
Read the rest of this article here.
A 10-year-old Michigan boy is being hailed as a hero after spotting something peculiar while his father drove him home Saturday evening. Though he initially thought it was dog, it turned out to be an 80-year-old neighbor who had fallen on some ice in her garage, Howell radio station WHMI-FM reports.
“It was late at night and super cold out and their garage was open and something just didn’t feel right,” young Danny DiPietro told local ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV.
DiPietro later pestered his mother, Dawn, to check it out. She was hesitant at first, but relented and took the family dog for a walk near the condominiums to allay her son’s concern.
Read what happens next here!
Do you know a young person under the age of 10 that has made a difference? We are now accepting RAK Award nominations! The first ever awards will be presented at Zimmerpalooza 2014!
Do you know a person under the age of 10 making a big difference? Nominate them for the first ever
Zimmer Children’s Museum Random Acts of Kid-ness (RAK) Award!
The RAK Award recognizes acts of service, compassion and altruism from our youngest society members instilling in them the understanding that giving of our time and talent is just as important as the giving of our treasure. The award will be given annually to Los Angeles young people under the age of 10.
Nominations are being accepted now through February 3rd
For further information contact Kaila Jackson at Kaila@zimmermuseum.org or call (323) 761-8910
Students at San Marcos High School are helping kids raise thousands of dollars for their community! This group of students are in the non-profit group Kids Helping Kids on the school campus. “The goal is to teach the students responsibility and business skills while helping others…” especially since they are hoping to raise $100,000.00 for five years. This amazing group of kids have already raised thousands of dollars to “help students pay for needs such as advanced placement and SAT exams or even a wheelchair for a disabled student. They have also sent money to help young people in Africa.” When we read about these Random Acts of Kid-ness we are touched by the compassion and enthusiasm these kids share for helping other kids less fortunate than they are!
Click here to read the entire article.
Many of us have made New Year’s resolutions for 2014, so we decided to talk about GOALS! Sometimes a goal can be if you kick a ball in a “goal,” and when you want to do something better or try something new, you are achieving a new GOAL! We reviewed some of our goals this year: some of them are being a good listener, being better at reading, being nice to our peers, and eating healthier foods so that we can grow strong and taller! These are all great goals to try and achieve!
We decorated our own Goal Garlands and fortune cookies to crack open in the future to see if we fulfilled our goals! Stay tuned for more fun activities that we are doing in Winter Camp.
What an amazing story! This article talks about a Houston toddler that is fighting for his life and “is helping other children who must wage health battles of their own, and his actions have earned him recognition as a real-life “hero.”..” Bennet Nester was diagnosed with a brain tumor two Christmas’s ago. While he was at the hospital two strangers visited Bennet and brought him a bear. He never let the bear out of his sight, and even said that the bear helped eased the pain. Bennet and his mother decided to form “Bennet Bears” and collected 250 of the stuffed animals to give to sick children at area hospitals. This year, they’ve collected more than 900.
A Vietnam veteran heard of Bennet’s Acts of Kid-ness, and he gave Bennett his Bronze Star — “the fourth-highest individual military award given in recognition of acts of heroism, acts of merit or meritorious service in a combat zone.”
This is an INCREDIBLE story! Please share with us a story, person, article, or child that has made a world of difference in your eyes. Read entire article & watch the video here.
Today we had a parrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr-tay celebrating the New Year! Our campers were great event planners, and helped decorate the room. We also got to decorate party hats, make hula skirts, twisted balloon animals, and created spin art fireworks with glitter! We also made noise makers to take home, so they can ring in the new year with you!! 🙂
Stay tuned for more fun activities, and see you again next year! 🙂 Have a safe and happy New Year!
Many people are TRAVELing during this time of the year, so we wanted to learn about the different ways that people travel from one place to another. We travel through riding a motorcycle, riding a bicycle, flying a plane, and traveling by boat. We got to build really sophisticated commute systems for our marbles to roll through (this was inspired by Rube Goldberg)! We also made space shuttles that hovered and flew throughout our wind tunnel.
We even had time for a little dance party with glow sticks! We hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend, stay tuned for more fun activities that we are doing in camp!
During our 2nd day of Winter Camp, we fluffed and floated! We continued our investigation of snow and the feeling of fluffiness. We created a magical mixture of shaving cream and glue that dries into a solid but still stays magically soft and fluffy! We also observed ice bergs melting and attempted to create boats that float, but it was way more fun trying to keep our penguins afloat! Many of us also created our own fluffy texture collages that included felt pieces, sparkly gems, fabric squares, and even cotton balls that apparently “look like tater tots!”
Stay tuned for more Winter Camp activities and adventures!