Picture Books & Resources
Learning to cooperate is an important skill for children to master. It will help them develop good relationships at home and school. Children need the time to practice being cooperative as it doesn’t happen naturally. It is important for parents and teachers to teach and model good collaboration practices. These picture books focus on cooperation, sharing, collaboration and listening. Many involve siblings and friends working to cooperate effectively. Others show characters arguing and fighting as we know children do not cooperate all the time! They also cover themes of harmony, compromise and being reflective.
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!
Scholastic: Building Cooperation Skills In and Out of the Early Childhood Classroom
Nestle Healthy Active Kids: It’s a team effort! lesson
Character: Turn-Taking and Choosing Who Goes First: Playing Fair lesson plan
Oxfam Education: We Work Together. Can You?
Northern Ireland Curriculum: Belonging and Cooperating unit
Northern Ireland Curriculum: Getting Along with Others
Northern Ireland Curriculum: My Place and Yours unit
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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