World Kindness Day blog

Being Kind: 5 Ways RainbowSmart Supports #WorldKindnessDay

On #WorldKindnessDay, the importance of being kind to others has never been greater. The world is a hostile place at the best of times right now, but a simple act of kindness can mean the world to someone.

At 1decision, we want to offer our support for The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation campaign of making kindness the new norm.

Naturally that journey starts at the earliest possible stage of development, and that journey can begin with RainbowSmart. This interactive app is a one-stop-shop for parents, carers and childminders to use with their children. Tailored to ages 3-7, the app contains animations, storybooks, flashcards, and mindfulness videos.

Helping children to understand the importance of being kind is crucial; therefore, allow us to introduce the Rainbow Drops in five adventures that teach children the value of being kind!

Orange Helps Out:

In our first adventure, Orange learns the value of helping out in the classroom among her friends and classmates. Firstly, Red notices that Orange doesn’t have any yellow paint to finish her painting; therefore he shares his paint with her. Orange later returns the favour by helping Red turn the tap on to wash his hands. With this story, we see that random acts of kindness always go rewarded.

Yellow Wants to Play with Orange

This next adventure is one of our most crucial in terms of tackling issues like racism and intolerance at their root. Orange moves to the school, which confuses some of the other drops, as she speaks a different language, and is a different colour. Yellow is the first to volunteer to play with Orange, reminding their friends that we are all strangers to one another at first. Regardless of our differences, we can all be kind to one another.

Red’s Nut Allergy

Our third story in the list centres around a slightly different act of kindness and consideration, but a crucially important one in any case. Blue is about to eat some peanuts next to Red before her teacher intervenes and explains that peanuts can’t be eaten around Red due to his allergy. At first, she is furious, but she begins to understand that different bodies work in different ways, and that sometimes having consideration for others is very important. Blue learns more about Red’s allergy in the process, and their friendship gets even stronger as a result.

Blue Learns to Share

In this story, Blue and her friends are playing a game that she had made up. At lunchtime, however, they choose to play a different game that Green made up, which makes Blue sad. Blue decides that everyone should play her game instead, which makes Green sad. As a result, her teacher informs her of the value of sharing – allowing different friends to take turns in choosing games or activities just as an example. Needless to say, it’s a vital lesson, especially for young children unaware of the concept of sharing.

Rainbow Helps at Home

The last of our five adventures listed here, Rainbow, our non-binary drop, learns the value of cleaning up after themselves around the home. At first, they become annoyed that they can’t play their video game after dinner, but Daddy finds a way to make the chores fun. In the process, Rainbow learns that their input to keeping the house clean and tidy is very important.

So make a positive impact this #WorldKindnessDay and download the RainbowSmart App. In an act of kindness of our own, we’re even offering the first seven days of access to all of the RainbowSmart content completely free! Just half an hour a day can help improve your child’s emotional intelligence. Together, we can make screen time a good thing.

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