7 Books to Teach Your Children about the Importance of Giving - Kumon

7 Books to Teach Your Children about the Importance of Giving

The holiday season is finally here. With the excitement of presents and holiday shopping, it is important to remind your children about the importance of giving to others this season. In order to help get your children ready for the giving season, we have compiled seven books from the Kumon Recommended Reading List that can help them learn about the importance of giving and appreciating others.

1. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
This unforgettable story can help your children learn about unconditional love and the spirit of giving this holiday season.

2. One of Each by Mary Ann Hoberman
Oliver Tolliver thought having one of each item in his house was perfectly delightful until he realizes the beauty of sharing with friends.

3. Nate the Great and the Snowy Trail by Marjorie Weiman SharmatThis charming story will encourage your children to practice their critical thinking skills as they try to solve the mystery surrounding Rosamond’s gift to Nate the Great.

4. A New Coat for Anna by Harriet Ziefert
Post-World War II hardships create the backdrop to this moving story of a mother’s dedication to her daughter’s need for a new winter coat.

5. The Snow Walker by Margaret K. and Charles M. Wetterer
This uplifting story of a boy who ventures out to help his community in the midst of the blizzard of 1888 can inspire children to reach out to others in their communities.

6. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
This classic tale is a great story for children of all ages. Join Ebenezer Scrooge as he journeys through Christmases past, present, and future and transforms from a harsh and greedy old miser to a charitable and compassionate human being.

7. Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster
This epistolary novel set in the early twentieth century is a story of generosity and gratitude, likely to appeal to fans of Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters.