Today I wanted to share some of my favorite books to support your lessons on respect. Having strong read-alouds makes it so much easier to introduce and reinforce social-emotional skills. Click each of the images to purchase these books on Amazon. Before you buy, though, be sure to check your local and school library!
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Do Unto Otters is one of my favorites! If you’d like a writing activity and directed drawing, but sure to grab my Respect pack.
Do Unto Otters by Helen Keller
Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
What If Everybody Did That? by Colleen M. Madden
Mind Your Manners by Nicola Edwards and Feronia Parker-Thomas
Penguin Says “Please” and Hippo Says “Excuse Me” by Michael Dahl
Table Talk by Julia Cook
Time to Say “Please” by Mo Willems
How Do Dinosaurs Play With Their Friends by Jane Yolen (this whole series is great for teaching manners and respect)
Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems
The Pigeon books don’t directly teach respect and manners. However, Pigeon is a great example of NOT being respectful. These books are great for conversations about rude vs. polite, and how does it feel when someone isn’t respectful.