I love reading. It’s a HUGE part of my life. And in the desire for my children to be readers I buy books constantly and we read every single chance we get. Not just before bed time. In fact rarely then. But having built two readers, I know for a fact it takes enticing books to get them interested in reading.
Most importantly, it is important that we read books that help them build on the many values that we need them to have in order to grow to be thought leaders.
Below are some of the books I have found to be incredible in shifting my child’s perspective. Trust me. You won’t regret any of them!
Where Am I From?
Every child needs to know this in order to be aware of their surroundings. The question “Where are you from?” is a complex one in this multicultural environment.
The Jelly Donut Experience
Let’s talk about kindness. This book provides a wonderful way to be kind to those around us in the simplest of ways.
Guess How Much I Love You
It all begins with love. Let your child know how much you love them with this amazing book that talks about how much a parent loves their child.
Charlotte and the Quiet Place
We breathe along with Charlotte, bring calm in your child’s life with these words. My little ones can’t help but calm down as a result.
I am Enough
To be content with oneself is an important trait to develop. To be happy with our flaws and strengths equally. An important life lesson here.
This picture book teaches kids how to looks at the positive in others while also making you giggle.
Princess in Training
For little girls and boys to see how amazing it can be to learn about being a princess in a unique way.
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Being a friend means being there for someone else when they need it. A beautiful book.
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
Prepare your child to be bully free.
Little Giraffe’s Big Idea
Every person has different qualities and different ideas and not everyone can fit in. And yet it is okay to be inclusive of everything. A beautiful book of this big idea.
I Believe In You
Let your child know that YOU know that they are amazing and can do everything they put their heart to. I got this book for my son when we were learning cycling and it was a lovely re-iteration.
I’m So Thankful
Being happy means being grateful. This book is a fun little way to help children see the beauty in every day.
The Most Magnificent Thing
Not everything you do is going to be perfect, but everything you do leads you up to that magnificent thing.
Not for Me, Please!
Encourage your child to be world wise by being environment friendly.
Thankful For God’s Blessings
What If Everybody Did that?
This is a great series to teach kids why it is important to do OUR part, even when others are not.
You Can Face Your Fears
Yes, we all get scared. And yes, we can try our best to overcome book. A book to build persistence.
Listening to My Body
So important to pay attention to your feelings and what your body is telling you. A wonderful book to develop coping skills.
BONUS BOOK FOR PARENTS
Want your child to have strong values? Want to learn what to do other than reading to your child? Here is the book that gives you real world ways to helping your child be self confident, rooted while helping them develop a global mindset.