A great New Year’s resolution for kids is to be positive. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite books for kids about having a positive attitude. These titles can springboard into constructive conversations with kids at home or school about the power of being a positive person.
Books About Having a Positive Attitude
Full Disclosure: I received copies of I Love to Dream and Be Positive! to review. This post also contains affiliate links. All opinions expressed are my own!
Be Positive! by Cheri J. Meiners and Elizabeth Allen is published by one of my favorite publishers, Free Spirit Publishing. Be Positive! is one of the books in the new Being the Best Me! series. The book guides preschoolers and primary students into ways of thinking and acting that will help them feel good about themselves and their lives. I Love to Dream by Kenneth Pollin and Russell Dauterman is a book that encourages children to dream about being and doing anything they can imagine. Being a dreamer helps young children look forward to their future. The book benefits Camp Sunshine, a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses. Incredible You! 10 Ways to let your greatness shine through by R. Wayne Dyer and Kristina Tracy helps kids recognize that they are unique and great individuals. The book teaches kids the tools they need to create happy and successful lives. The end of the book contains discussion questions on ways to apply the strategies outlined in the story. The Feel Good Book by Todd Parr is a quirky and silly read about all those feelings that make us feel good. When Pigs Fly byValerie Coulman is the story of a Ralph who is convinced that his optimistic and positive attitude will convince his father that he should get a bike. I Think, I Am!: Teaching Kids the Power of Affirmations by Louise Hay teaches kids that the power of their thoughts and words plays a big role in what happens in their lives. Ish (Creatrilogy) by Peter Reynolds shows us that having good thoughts is more important than something working out perfectly. It’s also important to do what makes you happy.
Daniel’s Good Day by Micha Archer is the story of a little boy who travels through the neighbor asking others what makes a good day. He gets answers from busy sidewalks to friendly faces to smiles.
Help children to become more positive through reading and conversing on the topic. One of my favorite things to do when I was in the classroom was to have the kids close their eyes and think about a beautiful thought. It can be anything that makes them feel good. Finding a place a beauty often helps us to feel more positive. Kids can keep the thought private or share out. Try it now yourself. Close your eyes and think of a beautiful thought.
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