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25 Children's Books that Teach Emotions and Character Building Traits

Books that teach emotions and character building traits are an invaluable resource for parents! Books in which children can relate with the characters can help kids internalize lessons that, we as parents, often struggle to teach our kids. These books are great for kids with autism too!

from The Mommy View

Books for Teaching Kids to Give Back and Help Others

This selection of books for teaching kids to give back and help others is for a range of kids from preschool to elementary and tween, and includes some real life examples of kids that have made a difference.


Stupendous Story Elements--34 page packet to use when teaching story elements (character, setting, problem, solution) lots of great graphic organizers-FREE

from What Do We Do All Day

Chapter Books That Teach Empathy

Chapter books that teach kids empathy and compassion for others. If the world focused more on teaching empathy, things would be at least a little better.

from Rhythms of Play

15 Books to Help Kids Manage Anger

Great books for kids of all ages to learn how to manage anger. Parent's, teachers, and other caregiver's can all benefit from using these books with their children.


FACE FOLDABLE Are you looking for a fun way to assign mini-research projects, to create a beginning of the year All About Me getting-to-know-you activity or to teach characterization techniques? You are? Then try this. Fold each side of a horizontal sheet of paper to the middle. Have the kids draw a picture on the front and add words or questions around the drawing to invite readers to open the flaps and get more information! (free foldable template)