Picture Books & Resources
Harmonious friendships take practice. Arguments and fighting are common occurrences among children. This collection of books encourages them to share, cooperate and see events from a different perspective. The books offer strategies on how to work towards peaceful and good-natured friendships. There are hundreds of friendship picture books so this list will no doubt grow quickly. Depending on your particular focus browse tags in the linked themes below for a more defined 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!
Harmony Early Learning Journey: 6 Ways to Encourage Long-lasting Friendships in Childhood
The Washington Post: The importance of childhood friendships, and how to nurture them
Jump Start Your Confidence: The Importance of Friendship for our Kids
Kids Matter: Learning positive friendship skills
PBS Parents: How to Help Your Five-Year-Old Build Healthy Relationships
PBS Parents: How to Help Your Five-Year-Old Build Social Problem-Solving Skills
British Council: Family and Friends Lesson Plans
British Council: Friendship Lesson Plan
Kids Health: Getting Along Teacher’s Guide
Character First Education: Flexibility – Ideas, videos and free downloads
Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment: Family, Bullying, Friendship, Difference and Diversity
Northern Ireland Curriculum: Getting Along with Others
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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