Picture Books & Resources
Generosity is more than the giving of gifts, it is also about our attitude to others and how we act around them. This may involve the giving of our time. Use these books to start a dialogue on not expecting anything in return of charitable and generous acts. As with many positive character traits adults need to model their own behaviour and support children so they can build this attitude into their daily lives. Help them look for little ways they can be generous. Don’t make it all about big gestures on important days, such as birthdays. As well as modelling behaviour, share stories of characters generosity, sharing and kindness. This list promotes generosity and offers examples of caring, thoughtful and respectful behaviour.
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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 Washington Post: The lessons I learned trying to teach my child generosity
Parents: Raise a Kid Who Gives
Integrated Family Community Services: How to Teach your Children about the Importance of Charity
The Balance: How to Teach Kids about Charity
Charities Aid Foundation: Five Reasons to Give to Charity
Times Educational Supplement: Charity resources and lesson plans
British Council: Charities lesson Plan around Christmas
British Council: Raising money for charity
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH): GOSH Educational resources and lesson plans
Great Ormond Street Hospital: GOSH Teaching resources
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