Using picture books can be a powerful way to teach students a variety of ways of being healthy. Here is a list of books about healthy habits for your classroom!
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I Will Never Not Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child
It’s Charlie’s job to gibe his younger sister dinner. Lola, however, is a very picky eater. Then he comes up with a fun way to get her to try all sorts of new foods!
You are Healthy by Todd Snow
A simply book that provides concrete examples for kids on how to be healthy and happy. It stresses the importance of active play, washing hands, drinking water and more.
I’m Stretched by Julia Cook
Even children can get stressed when they have too much to do. This story provides students with ways that they keep themselves healthy, such as eating well and getting enough sleep.
The Pigeon Needs a Bath by Mo Willems
Pigeon does NOT want to take a bath. He is convinced that he is going to hate it. Well, as it turns out, getting clean is not so bad after all!
Grab this interactive read aloud for The Pigeon Needs a Bath!
The Good Egg by Jory John
The good egg has always been good, even when the other eggs are quite rotten. One day, though, the good egg starts to literally crack under the pressure of always being perfect. A powerful book for kids who are always trying to do what is right (and making sure that others are too).
Grab the interactive read alouds for Social Emotional Learning!
Want more book titles? Check out this blog post for picture books about decision making skills!
What are some other picture books about healthy habits that you read aloud in your classroom?
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