Acceptance Picture Books & Resources
Part of our role as educators is to foster an environment of acceptance. I taught in international schools and sometimes had children from 20 nationalities in my class. In some ways, this made it easier to teach acceptance as we all looked and sounded different. No matter the makeup of your classroom, acceptance of appearance, culture and ideas is crucial for a welcoming environment.
Teaching a culture of acceptance starts on the first day of the school year. It is not something you can teach in one lesson. It is about creating a culture of daily acceptance of ourselves and others, building self-esteem and reducing bullying.
In a world full of amazing people we all encounter life differently. There is no ‘one size fits all’ experience. Feeling as if you don’t fit in is painful, especially for children. These books promote that it’s okay to be different and the importance of being yourself and focus on the self-esteem, confidence and courage to do this. The characters model empathy, compassion and acceptance to themselves and others.
Acceptance Book List
These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!
More Books to Explore
The Children’s Library Lady has over 450 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.
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