15 Children’s Books That Teach Essential Life Lessons
I have a son that is 2 years old and he is my pride and joy. I had a great father, and the dream of every father is that his son will be a better version of himself. Lately, I have been thinking about all of things that I want to teach my son, and all of the important life lessons that I want to give him. Believe you me, as much as I like to think of myself as great communicator, sometimes its hard to find the right words. But what if they were already written for you?
If you are looking to communicate a moral or life lesson to your child, but need a little assistance, why not use a children’s book? No matter the topic, odds are there is a children’s book that covers it. And the icing on the cake is that they discuss the subject in a developmentally appropriate way. Below you find my 15 of my son Matthias’s favorites, divided by the topic that it covers.
The True Meaning of Happiness
Matthew and the Money Tree by Matthew Lynch
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen by Howard Binkow
My Mouth is a Volcano! by Julia Cook
Sharing With Others
Llama Llama Time to Share by Anna Dewdney
It’s Mine! by Leo Lionni
The Empty Pot by Demi
The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot! by Scott Magoon
Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller
Rules of the Wild: An Unruly Book of Manners by Bridget Levin
Obeying the Rules
Bella’s Rules by Elissa Haden Guest
Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! By Mo Willems
David Gets in Trouble by David Shannon
Being Kind to Others
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev
What books did we miss?