12 Children’s Books for Teaching Social Skills

  1. “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister
  2. “Chrysanthemum” by Kevin Henkes
  3. “The Recess Queen” by Alexis O’Neill
  4. “How to Be a Friend: A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them” by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown
  5. “The Kindness Quilt” by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
  6. “A Bad Case of Stripes” by David Shannon
  7. “Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners” by Laurie Keller
  8. “The Invisible Boy” by Trudy Ludwig
  9. “Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are” by Maria Dismondy
  10. “The Grouchy Ladybug” by Eric Carle
  11. “My Mouth Is a Volcano!” by Julia Cook
  12. “I Am Human: A Book of Empathy” by Susan Verde

These books are excellent resources for teaching social skills to children. Each book addresses a specific aspect of social interaction, such as sharing, empathy, kindness, and friendship. They combine engaging storytelling with valuable life lessons, making them enjoyable for both children and adults. Whether you’re a teacher, a parent, or someone who works with children, these books can help promote positive social development in young readers.

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