Young kids can be quick to make choices and move on from them. It’s important for them to learn to reflect on the choices that they make (good or bad). Read-alouds can help kids understand how to do this. Here is a list of picture books about reflecting on choices to share in the classroom.
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David Gets in Trouble by David Shannon
When David gets in trouble, he always has an excuse. He eventually realizes, though, that the excuses make him feel bad, but saying sorry makes him feel better.
The Do-Over Day by Julia Inserro
Some days it feels like everything goes wrong. Layla is reflecting on her day and her choices. She tells her Grandmother everything she wishes she could have done differently. But, tomorrow is a new day!
Thanks for the Feedback…I Think? by Julia Cook
In this story, RJ learns what it means to receive positive and negative feedback. He also learns how to respond appropriately to that feedback. RJ learns to accept and grow from criticism and compliments.
After the Fall by Dan Santat
The untold story of what happened to Humpty Dumpty after he fell of that wall. Humpty is now afraid of the wall and stays far away from it, even though it once made him happy. He reflects on this choice and decides to conquer his fear.
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Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg
It’s okay to make a mistake! This story shows that mistakes are adventures in creativity. They might just lead to something beautiful!
Want more book titles? Check out this blog post for picture books about decision making skills!
What are some other picture books about reflecting on choices that you read aloud in your classroom?
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