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18 Children’s Books That Encourage Cooperation
Part of teaching is encouraging the development of soft skills and social-emotional skills , like teamwork. We teach these skills by setting routines, encouraging sharing, assigning partner work, and more. But we can also share ideas through a great book. These four inspiring books about teamwork cover all the grade levels. We think your kids will love them. Despite occasional falling outs, the two know they can always count on one another and they will certainly inspire discussion about what makes a good friend and teammate. Best for grades K—2.
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But while repeating them over and over when needed is a great place to start, it can feel more like a list of rules than concrete tools for interacting with others. These five books are a wonderful place to start. Each one gives a different, engaging and a times humorous look at the importance of working together:. This is a wonderful tale of how one little fish hatches a plan with a group so they can safely explore the big wide ocean. It is creative, visually rich and emphasizes the need to work together. What is brilliant about this book is that the two main characters have to work to get along.
Books about teamwork help kids begin to understand how they can be better together. You can find these books at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience. We even have The Giant Jam Sandwich on audio — and have listened to this great story over and over. It never gets old! In this inspiring story about the strength people possess when they work together, Muth takes a simple, beloved tale and adds his own fresh twist.
Are you looking for picture books that encourage cooperation? With the publication of Yoga Friends , a book to help children learn yoga poses with a partner, I thought it would be fun to find other books that encourage cooperation and working with a partner. There are so many wonderful stories from which to choose. Read the stories with your children. See what they might agree with or try in their own lives. Yoga Friends by Miriam Gates and Rolf Gates, illustrated by Sarah Jane Hinder Introduce your children to playful partner poses that they can do with a friend or sibling or parent. Read the simple text, look at the kids in the brightly-illustrated pictures, and copy the pose.