Young children have much to learn, and not only in academic subjects. Rather, they also need to learn how to behave appropriately around others and learn social skills that will help them succeed professionally and socially.
Fortunately, numerous children’s books have been created to help teach these valuable lessons in a way that helps make it easier for the student to understand the message.
Below is our pick of five of the best education books for young children and the lessons they teach.
1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is one of the most popular children’s books of all time and for some very good reasons. For example, the book teaches some lessons about nature, notably how some animals like caterpillars can metamorphose into something g else.
The book also teaches lessons about self-control, the importance of eating healthily and not eating too much junk food. Other lessons include days of the week and counting, all presented in an entertaining manner that helps to keep the student’s attention.
2. But It’s Not My Fault!
Self-accountability is a valuable lesson that will help children become well-rounded adults. And But It’s Not My Fault helps teach children to take responsibility for their actions.
Not only that, but this book helps teach children how accepting responsibility can be positive as it helps them learn from their mistakes. The book also includes hints and tips for teachers and parents on how they can encourage children to take responsibility for their behaviour.
3. Green Eggs and Ham
Green Eggs and Ham is another classic that helps teach children valuable lessons. It can be particularly helpful for children who are afraid to try new things, especially new foods.
In the book one of the main characters (Sam I Am) encourages his friend to try the dish. However, his friend refuses saying that he does not like eating green eggs and ham. Eventually, the friend tries the dish and discovers he likes it after all, giving a lesson on how it is a good idea to try new experiences.
4. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Is a wonderful story about a bear that is observing the world around him. The bear’s observations make for some powerful yet fun lessons.
This book will help young children to recognize different colours and animals and help them understand how diverse nature is. Not only that, but the book also sends the message that it is good to be inquisitive and ask questions. The simple, flowing text will also encourage children to read along, strengthening their language skills.
5. My Mouth Is a Volcano!
Having good manners is one of the most important lessons anybody can learn in preparation for life as an adult. My Mouth Is a Volcano offers an entertaining way to help teach children these valuable lessons.
This book follows some of the exploits of Louis, a young child with a bad habit of interrupting and talking over others. This book helps children recognize inappropriate behaviour like interrupting and teaches that it’s best to wait instead. Overall, the book is a lesson in self-control and how to practice it.
Above is just a small sample of books that can help to teach children valuable life lessons. Here at Harrow HK, our talented teachers use these books and other materials to help give your children the best possible education.
If you have any questions about educational materials or our school then please feel welcome to contact us. We will be happy to help wherever we can and answer any questions you may have.