Children’s story books are wonderful resources for teaching character building. This book provides summaries and activities for 50 popular children’s books that explore values and principles including honesty, kindness, responsibility, self-discipline, respect, courage, and many, many more. For example, “The Empty Pot” engages children in a discussion of honesty and integrity; and “Babushka’s Doll” and “Tooth Fairy’s First Night” invite a discussion about patience. All 50 selections are books written by well-known authors, and the books are easily accessible at local libraries.
Each double-page spread in “Developing Character: Teaching Character Using Popular Children’s Story Books” includes a summary of one children’s book, discussion points, activity ideas with instructions, and an activity page. A text box next to the book title on each spread lists the character traits and life skills found in the story themes. This book is a resource and guide for selecting good children’s books and engaging children in discussion and activities that focus on developing and building character. It is a user-friendly resource to help parents, teachers, and home-schoolers teach moral lessons.