Books that teach emotions and character building traits are an invaluable resource for parents! Books are one of the easiest and most fun ways to teach kids about emotions and character building traits. Some of the books in the list below have been beloved bedtime reading books of our kids.
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Teaching our children to identify, label, and express their emotions has always been very important to The Husband and me. Books in which children can relate with the characters can help kids internalize lessons that, we as parents, often struggle to teach our kids. With one psychologist and one early childhood educator in the house, books that teach character building traits and emotional intelligence have been very important additions to our kids’ bookshelves.
*Some of these books I have used in therapy with children with autism in teaching social situations and emotion identification and regulation. If you have a child with autism who likes to be read to, I highly recommend using books such as the ones listed below to help teach, and reinforce your teaching of, social situations and emotion identification and regulation.