Teaching determination, perseverance, dedication, stick-to-itiveness... is so important to a child's future, but how do you do it? It's certainly something kids need to learn through experience, but they can also learn by example. How many times has the average teacher or parent heard the phrase "It's too hard"? Our usual response is "You can do hard things" but sometimes children need convincing, they need to see how other people with challenges and obstacles persevered due to their determination to succeed. And, we happen to think children's books are perfect for teaching this very thing!
learn by example, and children's books are a great source of examples of these important character traits. Below are good choices for teaching determination and
perseverance with children's books. We'd love to grow this list, so let
us know if you know of other good ones.
There are also lots of books out there that help older kids see the value of having determination and persevering. We've had some requests for books on this subject for older kids, so we've put together the following short list. However, we specialize in books for younger kids, so we don't have reviews for
these books. If you're looking for chapter books on determination and perseverance, these books might be a good place to start. To learn more about any of these books, click the Amazon button below.