When Felix yells at his little sister and makes her cry, his grandpa explains to him that he "emptied her bucket". Grandpa explains that everybody has their own invisible bucket that fills up when good things happen, but empty when bad things occur. The next day Felix learns just how empty and full his bucket can get when he starts off having a really bad day but decides to do something to change that. He discovers that when he helps other people, not only does it fill up their bucket, but his own bucket gets full too! Wonderfully illustrated, this is a great story to teach others about respect and improving your personal emotions.
An illustrated adaptation of the long-running bestseller How Full Is Your Bucket? (more than 400,000 copies sold) for kids told through the story of a boy who learns a valuable "bucket filling" metaphor and watches it come to life as the day unfolds.
Every moment matters.
Each of us has an invisible bucket. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When its empty, we feel awful. Yet most children (and many adults) dont realize the importance of having a full bucket throughout the day.
In How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids, Felix begins to see how every interaction in a day either fills or empties his bucket. Felix then realizes that everything he says or does to other people fills or empties their buckets as well.
Follow along with Felix as he learns how easy it can be to fill the buckets of his classmates, teachers and family members. Before the day is over, youll see how Felix learns to be a great bucket filler, and in the process, discovers that filling someone elses bucket also fills his own.
Tom Rath is one of the most influential authors of the last decade. He studies the role of human behavior in health, business and economics. Rath writes and speaks on a range of topics, from well-being to organizational leadership. He has written several international bestsellers, including the #1 New York Times bestseller How Full Is Your Bucket? In 2007, The Economist listed his book StrengthsFinder 2.0 as the top-selling business book worldwide. In total, Raths books have sold more than 5 million copies, been translated in 16 languages and made over 250 appearances on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list. Rath is a senior scientist and advisor to Gallup, where he previously spent 13 years leading the organizations work on employee engagement, strengths and well-being. He has also served as vice chairman of the VHL cancer research organization.
Mary Reckmeyer, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of Gallups Donald O. Clifton Child Development Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Under her leadership, the center has received national attention for excellence in early childhood education, workplace contribution and developmental results and has helped thousands of children build their lives around their strengths. The center has served as a model for schools nationwide and as a training center for teacher development and education.
Reckmeyer has served as an Educational and Strengths-Based Development Consultant and Seminar Leader; studied talent-based interviews of more than 2,000 individuals, including children, teachers and parents; and helped create the Clifton Youth StrengthsExplorer, an assessment designed to identify talent in young people.
Reckmeyer is a former teacher who holds degrees in education and educational psychology. Her research has included youth strengths development, parents of minority achieving students, learning disabilities, educational programming and lifespan development. She has studied outstanding schools and has conducted formal research into what makes an outstanding child care center.
Reckmeyer and her husband live in Lincoln, Nebraska, and have four children.