Staying positive, even when we have a bad day, can be a challenge for kids and adults alike. Using books, we can help students keep a good outlook on their day. Here are a few of my favorite picture books about positive thinking skills!
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Listening with My Heart by Gabi Garcia
Esperanza finds a heart-shaped rock. She uses it as a reminder to spread kindness and love in the world. Esperanza learns to show herself that same kindness and love.
Baditude by Julia Cook
Noodle is not having a good day and his bad mood is turning others away. His mom steps in to help him show gratitude instead and change his thinking skills.
I Can Handle It! by Laurie Wright
Even kids face tough situations! This book provides the mantra “I can handle it!” to help students with positive self-talk. A great skill for our kids to learn.
Grab this interactive read aloud for I Can Handle It!
The Energy Bus for Kids by Jon Gordon
A great book to teach students that you can turn a bad day into a better one with a positive attitude. It helps readers to understand that when they continue to try, things can get better
Want more book titles? Check out this blog post for picture books about self awareness in the classroom!
What are some other picture books about positive thinking skills that you read aloud in your classroom?
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