Developing Self-Confidence Through Books
Young children thrive when they feel confident and excited to explore new ideas and try new things. In this series of selected books, young children get an opportunity to see how they can be confident, be daring, and make a difference. Here are a few of our favorites.
We Are Water Protectors
The Day You Begin
Written by Jacqueline Woodson and illustrated by Rafael López, this book features children who feel different because of their skin color, home language, or the food they bring for lunch. But they find the courage to connect with others and make new friends.
The Most Magnificent Thing
The Magical Yet
Written by Angela DiTerlizzi and Lorena Alvarez, this story describes the Yet, a companion that we all have. It shows children that the frustrating and discouraging moments we face when learning something new can be turned into an opportunity for growth.
Don't Touch My Hair
After the Fall
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match
Written by Amy Webb and Merrilee Liddiard, this book tells the story of a young girl with limb differences who shows everyone that different doesn’t mean bad. Her message is an important one around empathy, advocacy, and feeling awesome in your own skin!
Super Satya Saves the Day
I Can, Can You?
Written by Richard Van Camp and illustrated by Julie Flett, this book is about a family celebrating their little one as they explore the world. The story encourages autonomy as the child explores independently and with their family.
What I Like About Me!
TEACHING THROUGH BOOKS