Picture Books & Resources
Being open-minded involves respecting the perspectives, cultures, traditions and values of others. This is difficult for children. Stories help them see and discuss different points of view of different situations. This book collection features examples of how characters deal with dilemmas in an open-minded way. They focus on respecting and considering the perspectives of others.
Open-Minded 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!
Lifehack: 10 Things To Remember If You Want To Raise Your Kids To Be Open-minded
Parent: How to Raise an Open-Minded Child
Psychology Today: How Do We Help Children Take Other Perspectives?
Big Think: How to Teach Perspective- Taking and Empathy to a Child
Michigan State University: The importance of perspective taking for young children
Teaching for Change: Teaching Young Children about Race – A Guide for Parents and Teachers
One World One Heart: Teaching Tolerance Lesson Plans
Teaching Tolerance: How are we the same and how are we different from each other? Learning Plan
Northern Ireland Curriculum: Living, Learning Together Lesson Ideas
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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