#TakingCareThurs-Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

About the book-Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, a rather small boy, lives next door to a nursing home in which resides Miss Nancy Alison Delacourt Cooper, his favorite friend, because she has four names as well. When Miss Nancy “loses” her memory, the intrepid Wilfrid sets out to find it for her. Full color.

Website: http://memfox.com/books/wilfrid-gordon-mcdonald-partridge/

Character trait that this book teaches-Empathy

My review of the book:

I love this book because we have a special bond with visiting the senior home near our neighborhood. We were there a few months ago and the activities director just contacted me to let me know that the residents are STILL talking about it!

In this book, the little boy, Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge lives next to a senior home. He visits it regularly and has made friends with the residents. His favorite friend, Miss Nancy, is starting to lose her memory. Wilfred doesn’t know what that means and both his parents and the other residents in the home help him with examples. This book opens up the floor for many discussions with your children from empathy to growing older to disabilities and more!

Someone once told me that the senior community (I’m not talking the 65 year olds, think older!) is a lost and forgotten group. This makes me sad and is a big reason we are inspired to visiting the home near us to brighten the day of those who may feel “forgotten” 🙂


More lesson ideas:

Volunteering increases EMPATHY!

Books That Teach Empathy

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Make A Difference Monday: Empathy

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