5 Kids’ Books Written for a Better Tomorrow
Bedtime stories are my favourite. They’re a chance to snuggle up and get lost in a book about princesses, monsters, elves, our ABCs, or reaffirming some good old life lessons.
Teaching morals and right vs wrong is a critical part of parenting, and if someone else can make it easier for us by turning them into entertaining stories, then I’m all for it!
A New Alphabet for Humanity is all about making word associations like ‘C for Compassion’ and ‘D for Diversity’ more commonplace. The images are colourful and engaging and the combination of learning the alphabet alongside being good for one another is perfect.
Some days we all give in to the temptation of being too hard on ourselves and listen too closely to the voices that tell us we’re not good enough. Mirror Face‘s key message is that we all feel like that and we can overcome it.
Different is Good is all about the importance of diversity and different cultures, as well as while we’re the same inside, our differences (religion, skin colour, genders, etc.) are to be celebrated.
Her Body Can, a book by Katie Crenshaw and Ady Meschke is full of vibrant images and teaching young girls that their bodies are perfect as they are.
“Her body is beautiful—strong, kind and wise. All bodies are lovely no matter their size.” Her Body Can is a book of poetic self-love and body positivity declarations for all young girls.”
“Not So Different is a picture book encouraging young children to embrace their differences and celebrate diversity. A fun rhythmic read, it can be used as a tool to start necessary conversations with our babies about differences in the world. Inspired by her interracial marriage and biracial children, Cyana hopes to help create a world in which children are able to engage in difficult conversations and learn from each other in a positive way. ”
What’s your favourite book to help teach valuable life lessons of acceptance, celebrating differences, and sharing kindness? Leave a comment below to share.