About The Book

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.

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I love this! The fact that the character traits are there to reference is incredible! As a homeschooler this book is heart warming, true character is what makes amazing people, people whom mothers raise and teach to become so! What a fabulous book!!!

I got my degree in Elementary Education and a book like this is perfect!

This book is genius!! I would love my daughter to have self confidence. More than anything I think a high self esteem is important because if kids believe in themselves they can do anything or overcome anything!

I love The Story Hour Library Volume 1: Developing Character! As a home educating mother of 6 children ages 3-16, I appreciate lessons and activities that…

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