Picture Books & Resources
We all know young children struggle with patience! These books illustrate restraint, persistence, endurance and how things are worth waiting for. Teachers will especially see in their classroom that some children are naturally more patient than others. We also see this with the adults we surround ourselves with.
You can help children become more patient with a few different strategies. Put them in situations where they have to take turns or wait for something. Remember, they will learn from your behaviour. If you show impatience your child will most likely demonstrate this too. Also, remember to praise them for any patient behaviour.
Patience 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!
Teacher: 5 Strategies to Teach Children Patience That My Dad Taught Me
Character: Practicing Patience lesson plan
Talking with Trees: Character Education Lesson Plan- Respect, Perseverance
Bright Horizons: How to Teach Children Patience – Make Waiting Fun and Educational
Edutopia: Patience! Social and Emotional Learning
Stress Free Kids: Summer Fun Teaching Children Patience
Parents: How to Teach Kids Perseverance and Goal-Setting
Bright Horizons: Encouraging Grit and Teaching Perseverance to Children
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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