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When it comes to raising a grateful child, teaching children to say please and thank you is only the beginning. To truly cultivate an attitude of gratitude, kids need to see the principles of gratitude in action in a way that they can understand. This includes mindfulness in their own actions and awareness of the actions and feelings of others. Whether that means nightly discussions of things we observe with love in our neighborhood or actively striving to expand a child’s love of nature, teaching children gratitude has lasting benefits beyond good manners.
Using gratitude to get through the toughest of times gives children resilience; raising kids who are able to appreciate other cultures and points of view fosters compassion. During this season of gratitude, or any day, these children’s books about gratitude aren’t just simply repeating the words thank you. They expand kid’s understanding of what gratitude really is for the little ones and us grown-ups alike. Read on for seven books on gratitude kids are sure to adore.
From celebrating cultures to honoring elders, these books about gratitude for kids will help kids take the big concept of what it means to be truly grateful and understand and apply it in the world around them.