Learning how to take responsibility can be hard for young kids! Using read alouds, we can teach them this important SEL skill. Here is a list of picture books about responsibility.
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Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson
Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola
Big Anthony really wants to use Strega Nona’s magic pasta pot. When she leaves town, he finally has the chance! But what happens when he touches something that doesn’t belong to him? Big Anthony must deal with the consequences!
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Even Superheroes Make Mistakes by Shelly Becker
When superheroes make mistakes, do they make excuses or give up? No! Instead they stop and consider what to do next. It’s important for superheroes to “fess up their mess-up!”
But It’s Not My Fault by Julia Cook
Things are not going Noodle’s way, but it’s not his fault! Follow along as Noodle learns not to blame others or try to find fault. Instead he learns to practice accepting responsibility.
Tidy by Emily Gravett
Pete the badger likes to be neat and tidy all the time. But what happens when he tidies up TOO much? Will Pete realize his error and make things right again?
Want more book titles? Check out this blog post for picture books about decision making skills!
What are some other picture books about responsibility that you read aloud in your classroom?
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