With school just around the corner (or already started for some of you), I thought it might be fun to do a post about Children’s Picture Books that empower, as well as host a fun back to school giveaway with a Silhouette CAMEO! My own machine came in the mail the other day and I can’t wait to get my hands on it and start creating some fun learning activities for my toddler! If you don’t know what this machine can do, head over to Silhouette site and check it out. The creative options are endless!
Fun Picture Books that Empower Children
Once school starts and homework starts to come home, families can get really busy. It can be challenging to keep up on each day, let alone make sure you are teaching your children important life lessons, values and morals. Because of this, we like to dedicate bedtime for the time to teach. This is when we read scriptures as a family, and also when we try to squeeze in a children’s book or two. Even if it’s only 5-10 minutes, we try to squeeze in whatever lesson we can.
I love children’s books. There are so many that are fun, but that also teach a valuable lesson and empower children. So many of you enjoyed my previous post Children’s Books that Teach Important Life Lessons, that I decided to follow up with a few more goodies:
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon: Molly Lou Melon may be tiny, clumsy, buck-toothed, and with a voice “like a bullfrog being squeezed by a boa constrictor,” but she doesn’t mind. Her grandmother has utmost confidence in her, and tells her at every turn to believe in herself about Self-Esteem and being able to do anything you put your mind to.
I Like Myself. High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves–inside and out. Messy hair? Beaver breath? So what! Here’s a little girl who knows what really matters.
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun.This charming story empowers children to always do the right thing and be proud of themselves, even when they are faced with someone as challenging as Ralph.
My Mouth Is A Volcano takes an empathetic approach to the habit of interrupting and teaches children a witty technique to capture their rambunctious thoughts and words for expression at an appropriate time
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Everyone has bad days every once in awhile. This book teaches problem solving and how to turn our bad days around.
The Grump. Although Lydia cannot hear or speak, her powers of observation and the compassion she has for others are obvious. She has never heard anyone call Mr. McCurry Brogan Howlweister “the Grump” and simply sees him as the man with the upside-down smile, a man who needs a friend to help turn it right-side up. This story of compassion and love in action will delight children and families with its richly detailed illustrations and eccentric characters.
Toad Catchers Creek. Chris, a young boy of 6, is playing in the park at Toad Catchers’ Creek with his friends when he decides to attempt to cross the legendary monkey bars. On first attempt, he fails and falls to the ground…in the process he loses his self-confidence and is embarrassed in front of his playmates. His dad teaches him through a story that he can grow, overcome fear, and do anything he sets his mind to.
Any of the Aesop Fables. Aesop’s Fables are all fabulous – from “The Ant & the Grasshopper” (hard work, responsibility) “The Crow & the Pitcher” (perseverance, little efforts make big changes), to the & “The Dog & his Reflection” (be content with what you have) and many others!
What are Some of your Favorite Picture Books That Empower Children?
*Photos and Book Descriptions come from Amazon.com
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