Character is defined by Webster’s dictionary as,”Moral quality; the principles and motives that control the life[of a person].” How do we homeschool moms instill that into our child? It certainly doesn’t come naturally! I think it is by modeling, discussing, and expecting things from our children that demonstrate you prefer others and that you live a life of honor. I found some funny and engaging books for young readers to help.
Mo Willems has a series that involve two friends, Elephant and Piggie, that I think your children are going to love. Listen to My Trumpet is a story about speaking the truth in love. Loving this book was easy because of the illustrations and all of the sounds that Piggie makes with her trumpet. In fact, as I was reading it, I started laughing so hard that my mother-in-law who was sitting in the room was interrupted from her reading. I just had to read the book to her! Designed for young readers, this book will be read again and again, reinforcing the point of being truthful.
Waiting is Not Easy! is such a terrific book to help children see that waiting IS worth it! Children (and some adults like me!) sometimes have a difficult time waiting, but with Elephant and Piggie’s story you can talk about a part of our daily life- waiting!
Other books in the Elephant and Piggie series that are about character include: Should I Share my Ice Cream? and Are You Ready to Play Outside?
Kids love Piggie and Elephant books!