Books about making friends for preschoolers
Will I Have a Friend? by Miriam CohenJim faces his fears of making a friend on his first day of kindergarten in this picture book by Miriam Cohen, chosen as the Library of Congress’s Children’s Book of the Year.
When Pa was taking Jim to school for the first time, Jim said, “Will I have a friend at school?” “I think you will,” said Pa.
But even his father’s gentle reassurance doesn’t make Jim feel any better. The other children in kindergarten are scary strangers to him. He’s sure that he’ll never find a friend…until naptime, when he discovers someone who feels the way he does.
Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry (Author)
Books on Friendship for Preschoolers
Some parents dream of their kids becoming doctors or or lawyers when they grow up. I want my boys to do whatever makes them happy. I want my boys to grow up to be compassionate and loyal gentlemen, to be empathetic to others needs, to lend a hand when a colleague is struggling. I want my boys to be kind, and for me, that starts with learning how to be a good friend. I know that building this foundation begins now, at their tender young ages of 3 and 5. If we can cultivate kindness in our little ones and make caring for others a priority when they are young, we will set them up to be kind and moral adults. And I think our world could really use some upstanding, respectable and virtuous adults right now.
With a few suggestions and helpful advice, parents can encourage and guide their children to develop early friendships with peers.
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15 Children’s Books that Teach Kids How to be a Good Friend
Friendships in the preschool years are often very fluid. Today two children may be best friends and tomorrow they may have new best friends. However, learning how to get along with others and how to treat others with kindness are important social skills for preschoolers to learn. These books can help children understand how to act as friends and how to treat others with kindness. These friendship books can also be helpful in building positive behavior in your classroom.
I had the privilege of reviewing a new book about friendship — and the author is giving away signed copies to two of my readers! This is the perfect book to read a child who has a friend that seeks trouble. Best Friends for Frances , by Russell Hoban. This classic story about friendship may get a little long for young listeners — but the plot of fickle friendships is timeless. I admit that Frances books bored me when I was a kid, but I enjoy them now. Bob and Otto , by Robert Bruel.