Books That Build Character

A Guide to Teaching Your Child Moral Values Through Stories

Author: William Kilpatrick,Gregory Wolfe,Suzanne M. Wolfe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671884239

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 332

View: 4284

Argues reading can develop positive values, and evaluates 300 books

Books to Build On

A Grade-By-Grade Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers

Author: E.D. Hirsch, Jr.

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0307567214

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 8404

A companion volume to the highly successful series of textbooks for grades one through six, Books to Build On lists books and other print resources--organized by topic--related to the material covered in the textbooks, designed to encourage further study.

E Is for Ethics

How to Talk to Kids About Morals, Values, and What Matters Most

Author: Ian James Corlett,R. A. Holt

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416596550

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 5836

An award-winning television writer who has worked on such shows as Paddington Bear counsels parents on how to instill a sense of morality and fair play in children, sharing accessible stories about a brother and sister who learn such virtues as tact, empathy and understanding. Reprint.

Teaching Stories

An Anthology on the Power of Learning and Literature

Author: Robert Coles,Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0307431916

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 1003

In this remarkable anthology, some of the world’s greatest writers provide a master class on the transformative power of learning and literature. Culled from a course developed by Pulitzer Prize—winning author Robert Coles for the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Teaching Stories is an invaluable collection in which novelists, essayists, and poets “render school life in all its complexity and variety.” Featuring writings by James Agee • Julia Alvarez • Charles Baxter • Raymond Carver • John Cheever • Anton Chekhov • Erik H. Erikson • Anna Freud • Thomas Hardy • Toni Morrison • Howard Nemerov • Flannery O’Connor • Tillie Olsen • Leo Tolstoy • Tobias Wolff • Richard Yates Ideal for educators and students of all ages, Teaching Stories will inspire anyone who loves great writing. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Teaching Your Children Values

Author: Richard Eyre,Linda Eyre

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439147655

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 1626

One of the greatest gifts you can give your children is a strong sense of personal values. Helping your children develop values such as honesty, self-reliance, and dependability is as important a part of their education as teaching them to read or how to cross the street safely. The values you teach your children are their best protection from the influences of peer pressure and the temptations of consumer culture. With their own values clearly defined, your children can make their own decisions -- rather than imitate their friends or the latest fashions. In Teaching Your Children Values Linda and Richard Eyre present a practical, proven, month-by-month program of games, family ctivities, and value-building ecercises for kids of all ages.

The Moral Intelligence of Children

How To Raise A Moral Child

Author: Robert Coles

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307799816

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 6634

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the bestselling The Spiritual Life of Children now explores how to develop character in children, from infancy through the teenage years. During three stages in the "moral archaeology of childhood, " Coles shows how to spot moral crossroads, and what to do about them. From the Hardcover edition.

Character Building

A Guide for Parents and Teachers

Author: David Isaacs

Publisher: Scepter Publishers

ISBN: 9781851825929

Category: Education

Page: 273

View: 6401

In this book, author David Isaacs, an educationalist and parent, offers ideas and suggestions on how parents and teachers can help children's all-round development. The emphasis is on character building, approached from the viewpoint of moral habits. Professor Isaacs takes twenty-four virtues and discusses how the child - at different ages - can be encouraged to be obedient, industrious, sincere, prudent, generous, optimistic, sociable, and so on. There is no book on child development quite like this.

20 Teachable Virtues

Practical Ways to Pass on Lessons of Virtue and Character to Your Children

Author: Barbara C. Unell

Publisher: Perigee

ISBN: 9780399519598

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 7365

Discusses how parents can make the most of their time together with their children to teach them important lessons of virtue

How Children Learn

Author: John Holt

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0786746904

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 9253

This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, “learning is as natural as breathing.” In this delightful yet profound book, he looks at how we learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how we can nurture and encourage these natural abilities in our children.”

Why Johnny Can't Tell Right from Wrong

And What We Can Do About It

Author: William Kilpatrick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671870734

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 9205

An analysis of why American schools fail to provide a moral education argues that the new decision-making-based educational theory fails to teach values

The Values Book

Teaching 16 Basic Values to Young Children

Author: Pamela Byrne Schiller,Tamera Bryant

Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.

ISBN: 9780876591895

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 167

View: 7705

Young children learn best by doing, and that includes learning values. The Values Book is packed with easy activities, projects and ideas to help children learn values and build character, both individually and in groups. Each chapter addresses one of 16 different values, including understanding, patience and tolerance. After defining the value, each chapter begins with questions to help adults clarify what that value means to them. The perfect book to introduce and strengthen the teaching of values in any early childhood classroom or home.

What Stories Does My Son Need?

A Guide to Books and Movies that Build Character in Boys

Author: Michael Gurian,Terry Trueman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781585420407

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 142

View: 5280

Lists and describes books and movies that will positively impact the development of young boys, highlighting important ethical lessons and offering character-shaping experiences.

Parenting with a Story

Real-Life Lessons in Character for Parents and Children to Share

Author: Paul Smith

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814433588

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 9199

Tell a young person what to do-play fair, be yourself, stick to the task at hand-and most will tune you out. But show them how choices and consequences play out in the real world, with real people, and the impact will be far more profound. Parenting with a Story gathers 101 narratives from people around the world and from all walks of life, reflecting unexpected moments of clarity about who they are and how they should treat others. The lessons illuminate the power of character-integrity, curiosity, creativity, grit, kindness, patience, gratitude, and more-to prepare us for anything. Sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes funny, always compelling, these stories impart wisdom and help steer choices about: Resisting peer pressure * Remaining open-minded * Being humble * Making courageous decisions * Standing by their word * Bouncing back from failure * Showing compassion * Picking friends wisely * And more Stories help shape who we are and who we aspire to become. Share these, discuss them, and watch your child grow into the adult you'll be proud of. Free companion discussion guide on the author's site: Lead with a Story

Reading the Saints

Lists of Catholic Books for Children Plus Book Collecting Tips for the Home and School Library

Author: Janet P. McKenzie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934185452

Category: Education

Page: 278

View: 2342

This valuable workbook for Catholic home educators, classroom teachers, and collectors of Catholic juvenile books will help you discover living books from such popular out-of-print Catholic juvenile series as Catholic Treasury, Vision, and American Background as well as current series books for young Catholics. Use this book to find 1) More than 1,250 Catholic books listed by author, series, reading level, century, and geographical location; 2) Almost 300 different authors of saint biographies, historical fiction, and poetry written for Catholic juvenile readers; 3) Hundreds of age-appropriate, living books to enrich your study of the Catholic Church's rich heritage of saints and notable Catholic historical figures; 4) Publishers of Catholic children's books, past and present; 5) Helpful advice for collecting and caring for used books; 6) Information on how to build and maintain your own library of Catholic juvenile books; 7) Inspiring quotations about book collecting, reading, and the love of books; and, 8) The latest in Catholic saint biographies as updated in this 2013 Second Edition. If you love books and the Catholic Faith, you will love this essential resource

Books Children Love

A Guide to the Best Children's Literature

Author: Elizabeth Laraway Wilson,Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

Publisher: Crossway Bibles

ISBN: 9781581341980

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 1005

Recently updated and fully indexed, this comprehensive, easy-to-reference guide offers readers commentaries on the best available children's books in over two dozen subject areas.

Voices In The Park

Author: Anthony Browne

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1787620204

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7821

Four different voices tell their own versions of the same walk in the park. The radically different perspectives give a fascinating depth to this simple story which explores many of the author's key themes, such as alienation, friendship and the bizarre amid the mundane. Anthony Browne's world-renowned artwork is full of expressive gorillas, vibrant colours and numerous nods to Magritte and other artists, while being uniquely Browne's own style.