Picture Books & Resources
Determination is the ability to push through challenges. It also means giving things another go if previous attempts end in failure. The key to determination is motivation, positivity and the courage to see things through to completion. Adults can support this important attitude in children by being good role models. If you make a mistake show how you keep going despite the difficulties.
Giving children their own responsibilities will help them learn this important character trait. Also, if they fail or struggle while attempting a task encourage them to keep going. Fostering an attitude of not giving up, resilience and determination help children to develop independence. The books below illustrate how hard work and determination can overcome obstacles in life.
Determination Book List
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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!
The Ryleys Girls and Boys Preparatory School: Five Tips for Teaching Children the Value of Hard work and Determination
The University of Kent: Determination
Quartz: Schools are finally teaching what kids need to be successful in life
I’m Determined: Introduction to Self-Determination
Commonsense Media: 100+ Ways to Help Kids Learn Grit, Determination, and Resilience
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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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