Picture Books & Resources
Grit and perseverance are the ability to push through challenges. It also means giving things another go if previous attempts end in failure. The key to perseverance is motivation, positivity and the courage to see things through to completion. Fostering an attitude of not giving up, resilience and determination help children to develop independence. Teach perseverance with this great collection of books. They illustrate how hard work and persistence can overcome obstacles and challenges.
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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!
Kids’ Health: Resilience – don’t let things get you down
Child Mind Institute: Street and Resilience articles
PBS Parents: Try, Try Again: Helping Your Five-Year-Old Develop Grit
Bright Horizons: Encouraging Grit and Teaching Perseverance to Children
HuffPost: Kids And Patience
Bright Horizons: How to Teach Children Patience – Make Waiting Fun and Educational
The Guardian: Children’s mental health: it’s time to put wellbeing on the curriculum
Talking with Trees: Character Education Lesson Plan- Respect, Perseverance
National Parks Service: Teaching with Historic Places – The Invention Factory: Thomas Edison’s Laboratories
Character First Education: Patience – Ideas, videos and free downloads
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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