These Books Will Help Your Kindergarteners Learn About Manners & Good Behavior

Stories with relatable protagonists that teach good morals resonate with young children and build character.

Jan 10, 2024



These Books Will Help Your Kindergarteners Learn About Manners & Good Behavior

Jan 10, 2024

Good behavior and manners are learned skills that kids will use for a lifetime. Books are a great tool to help your kindergartener learn how to play with others, how to interact with the world around them, and how to treat their peers with respect

For instance, there is How Do Dinosaurs Show Good Manners?, a story about dinosaurs navigating how to be courteous and discovering that the payoff of words like “please” and “thank you” is worth it! Not only will your kids giggle at the antics of the dinosaurs (like burping at the table), but they will also be inspired by the lessons shared in the book. 

You can also read Peppa Pig: Learning to Share, a sweet story about George and Richard Rabbit learning how to share their toys and play together nicely. Kids enjoy reading about relatable characters that share the same obstacles as them. The 7th edition of the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report shows that about four in 10 kids agree that there has been a character — fictional or a real person — whose story taught them a life lesson. 

Meanwhile, try the hilarious and charming book Don't Call Me Grumpycorn, in which Unicorn and his friends go on an adventure into space. However, when the four friends disagree on which planet to travel to first, Unicorn becomes grumpy and decides to go off on his own. Relatable characters, like Unicorn, teach children how to process their own emotions, accept their faults, and realize the importance of friendship

This book list is an essential tool to help kids learn how to be more caring and considerate to themselves and others. As parents, it is natural to worry about teaching kids how to be good citizens. These books are sure to resonate with your reader and support a new perspective and understanding. 

Find more expert-approved kindergarten books, tips, and resources at our guide to getting ready for kindergarten, including recommended books about kindergarten kindness

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