The Loveliest Books About Friendship

Introduce your child to these heartwarming tales of friendship and love.
Oct 21, 2022



The Loveliest Books About Friendship

Oct 21, 2022

Friendships are an opportunity for invaluable companionship — and for adventure, too! Books about the positive power of friendship can teach young children important social-emotional skills. Building friendships strengthens empathy and kindness, and also builds confidence, all of which are invaluable lifelong skills! 

For instance, the sweet book A Friend for Dragon is a delightfully whimsical story about a lonely dragon searching for (and finding!) the perfect friend for him. Meanwhile, titles like Princess Truly #4: I Am a Good Friend explore all of the amazing and fun things friends can to together, from building a clubhouse to helping each other when someone is in need.

There are many benefits to reading books about friendship and opportunities to apply the lessons learned to real-life situations. Read aloud these books and discuss how to cultivate meaningful relationships with your kid. Your child will feel more in touch with their emotions and others as they learn important social skills like collaboration and patience. 

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

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