Picture Books & Resources
Encourage compassion by modelling appropriate behaviour by helping people in need and being sensitive to the feelings of others. Children will also learn from adults behaviour, vocabulary and body language around other people. Discussing consequences of negative behaviour supports a child’s understanding of how their action affects others. Reinforce a compassionate attitude by reading the books below that promote sensitive behaviour.
Compassion 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!
Psychology Today: 5 Ways to Instill Compassion Your Children
PBS Parents: Empathy in Action: How to Help Your Five-Year-Old Treat Others With Compassion
Good Character: Teaching Guide – Caring and Compassion for Grades K-5
Ned’s Kindness Adventure: Primary and Intermediate lessons focusing on kindness and compassion
Tolerance: What is Compassion? lesson plan
Institute for Human Education: Circle of Compassion lesson plan
Teaching Compassion: Teaching Ideas and Strategies
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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