We have been reading this charming story in school as part of our PSHE work. The story teaches children everybody carries an invisible bucket to hold all their good thoughts and good feelings about themselves.
Having a full bucket makes you feel good about yourself, while having an empty bucket leaves you feeling sad.
The children learn the difference between choosing to fill a bucket – by doing kind things for others – and choosing to dip a bucket – by acting in a mean or hurtful way. In this way, our children are learning the importance of kind actions in their community, and the good feelings fostered by bucket filling.
Ask your child to explain to you the importance of 'bucket filling' at Catherignton Infant School. Maybe you can use the idea at home, it is lovely to end the end with a full bucket!