5 Books to Teach Kids Important Life Lessons

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5 Books to Teach Kids Important Life Lessons

Jul 18, 2022, 11:10 a.m.
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These books will help your children learn important aspects of life and be more confident.

Life has many challenges and conflicts, and it can be difficult to understand and adapt to them if they are not taught in childhood.

It’s important to teach growing children some life lessons to help them build confidence, stand up for themselves, and grow into responsible teens and adults.

Here are five books that will help them understand life as they grow up.

‘Bill’s New Frock’ by Anne Fine

Published in 1989, this fictional book by Anne Fine is entertaining and humorous.

It aims to teach children about gender equality and that boys and girls should be treated the same.

It revolves around Bill who finds himself transformed into a girl, one morning!

A series of encounters ensue which make him realize that things are very different for girls.

Breaking down gender stereotypes

“Made By Raffi” by Craig Pomranz

This book by Craig Pomranz is about creativity, diversity, finding a new passion and breaking down traditional gender stereotypes.

It revolves around Raffi, a shy boy who is teased at school for not preferring loud games.

He finds an interest in knitting the prince’s cape for the school competition, even though other kids consider knitting a “girly” task.

His cape draws maximum attention in the show.

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss is an environmental cautionary book for children, published in 1971.

It revolves around Lorax, who speaks for the trees, and One-ler, who causes environmental destruction.

What follows is a series of catastrophic events, which have negative effects on animals.

The book teaches children to respect the environment and all living creatures to help preserve the planet.

“Girls Ain’t Chicks” by Jacinta Bunnell and Julie Novak

Created by Jacinta Bunnell and Julie Novak, this is a fun 27-page coloring book published in 2003.

Perfect for all ages, it examines the female gender stereotypes that permeate daily life in a playful and subversive way.

The book includes a group of images highlighting positive gender roles.

The images show that girls can be creators, fighters, thinkers and healers.

“The Invisible Boy” by Trudy Ludwig

Written by Trudy Ludwig, this book teaches children an important life lesson by trying to teach them why they should be kind to others and never make anyone feel invisible.

The story revolves around Brian, a lonely boy who is always ignored at school.

When Justin, a newcomer to the school, befriends Brian, he begins to feel more and more seen and confident.

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