Picture Books & Resources
Forgiveness is difficult for children as they are still developing their emotions. Of course, it is difficult for many adults too! Learning to forgive and asking for forgiveness helps children form healthy relationships. This includes with family, friends and themselves. Children can be fickle and often get hurt over what seems like to adults, minor issues. This doesn’t make it any less difficult for a child to cope. We don’t want children to grow up bearing grudges and seeing forgiveness as a negative action. Discussing forgiveness, using the books below, can help children process their feelings. They are also a good way to build up strategies and see things from another persons perspective.
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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!
TES: Forgiveness Lesson Plan
Assemblies UK: Forgiveness Assemblies for primary school
Northern Ireland Curriculum: Living, Learning Together Lesson Ideas
Character First Education: Forgiveness – Ideas, videos and free downloads
Teaching Tolerance: How are we the same and how are we different from each other? Learning Plan
Edutopia: Creating a Culture of Integrity in the Classroom
Kids and Values: Truth and Trust Activities
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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