Picture Books & Resources
Having perspective involves being open-minded, tolerant and respecting the cultures, traditions and values of others. It is difficult for children to put themselves in someone else’s shoes. Stories help them see and discuss different points of views of different situations. This collection features examples of how characters deal with dilemmas in an open-minded way. They focus on respecting and considering the perspectives of others.v
Perspective 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!
Michigan State University: The importance of perspective taking for young children
Big Think: How to Teach Perspective- Taking and Empathy to a Child
Speech and Language Kids: How to Teach Perspective
Scholastic: Point of View: A Unit on Perspective
Teaching for Change: Teaching Young Children about Race – A Guide for Parents and Teachers
One World One Heart: Teaching Tolerance Lesson Plans
The Hub: How to Promote Equality and Diversity in the Classroom
Teaching Tolerance: How are we the same and how are we different from each other? Learning Plan
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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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