Happy Monday and welcome back for another installment of Must Read Monday, hosted by Kindergarten Planet and The Kindergarten Connection. This week's series is all about friendship books.
When thinking about this series, I decided to focus on books that teach children HOW to be a good friend, not just friends in general. So…
First up is Llama Llama and the Bully Goat. Little Llama has a friend at school that needs help learning how to be a good friend. It is so super cute and the kids totally get the message. We've had several discussions on the Bully Goat's behavior and why what he did was not ok. In the end the Bully Goat tries hard and makes good choices.
Another good one is Some Monsters are Different. This one helps children understand why some friends act differently than others and that those differences are okay. My class this year was never (like really, NEVER) quiet except when we read this book. They were much more accepting of our different little monsters after that, too. :)
And finally, Billy Bully is a tough little guy who needs guidance in taking turns and being a team player. Billy loses friend after friend as he makes choices that upset others. When his friends all refuse to play with him, he begins to change his tune. He shares and takes turns with each of his classmates until they call come back to play with him again.
If you're ever needing a social story about anything, just let me know. I've got a hundred of them. Be sure to stop by next Monday for our Must Read Math books and check in with Kindergarten Planet and The Kindergarten Connection.