The Bucket Filler series doesn’t just include books for older kids! Start out your kids early with Baby’s Bucket Book by Carol McCloud, Illustrated by Glenn Zimmer; it is a great introduction on filling buckets! With easy rhyming, it is a perfect book for your baby.
Talking about all the major points of bucket filling, this book doesn’t miss out on anything. It helps teach about what a bucket is, what can fill a bucket, spill a bucket and the importance of a full bucket. Good feelings like comfort, happiness, and joy can fill buckets while painful moments or emotions can dip into buckets. Through simple, but caring, interactions between the characters of the book, show your baby what bucket filling is today! It is never too early to start kids on bucket filling.
Dena at Batch of Books says, “Your child is never too young to start learning the importance of being kind to others and the benefits that come from it. This rhyming board book starts children on the concept of bucket filling and helps them understand that as they love and laugh, everyone’s bucket gets filled. The illustrations are bright and colorful and there are just a few words on each page, so babies will remain interested all the way through. It’s a great start for the baby's library!”
Chelsea Smith of Moments a Day states: “Not only is this book a sweet introduction to character building for babies, but I love that the book gives my sons a way to interact with their baby sister, as well. Filling buckets is a regular phrase in our family, and it’s great to now to have ideas to fill baby’s bucket as well. After reading the book, I just ask the boys if they have any more ideas about filling or dipping the baby's bucket.”
Here at Bucket Filler Books (published by Cardinal Rule Press), we are happy to help you with resources for your bookstore or library. Get your FREE Filling Buckets at Home Printable.
For teachers who want activities to go along with Baby’s Bucket Book there are so many resources out there! Just searching the book on Teachers Pay Teachers or Pinterest crops up so many different results. A great one for young kids that involves simple sorting, coloring and writing is Bucket Filler Activities - Sort/Coloring/Writing by Teaching at the River.
For those who want to create their own bucket filling activities or already have some created, this clip art bundle by Rainbow Sprinkle Studio is a great resource. With these (and many more), you can teach bucket filling to everyone, no matter their age.
Be sure to check out the Baby’s Bucket Book Read Aloud by the author herself, Carol McCloud!
Sovann Hyde is an intern at Cardinal Rule Press and studying at Michigan State University. She enjoys writing and reading in her free time as well as gaming with friends. Jetta, Gryffin, and Bella, her family’s dogs and cat, keep her energetic and curious.