Picture Books & Resources
Gratitude is more than saying thank you. It is about being thankful for the things we care about – family members, friends, nature and acts of kindness. Gratefulness is an abstract concept for children. Reading about great examples will make it easier to understand and will model how they can show gratitude in their own life. These books promote discussion on being thankful and show characters being grateful because of the people and world around them.
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!
Teach Kid Show: Teach Your Child the Importance of Appreciation
Today’s Parent: How to raise an appreciative child
Meaningful Mama: Teaching Kids to Have a Heart of Appreciation
Melbourne Child Psychology: The Importance of Being Grateful
PBS Parents: Beyond “Thank You:” Helping Your Five-Year-Old Understand and Express Gratitude
Education: 7 Tips for Teaching Children Gratitude
Teach Hub: Teaching Strategies: The Power of Appreciation
Mindfulness Exercises for Children: Gratitude for Happiness and Health
Character First Education: Gratefulness – Ideas, videos and free downloads
CBC Canada: Gratitude Pictionary: A Fun Family Game For Thanksgiving Weekend
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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