First Book: It Takes Two to Solve a Problem!
When there are people, there are problems … but that doesn’t mean that those problems can’t be solved. Children can learn about different problems — and solutions — from the characters in books! Reading, and talking about what the characters do and say to resolve their differences, can help children solve their own real life problems.
Thank you to our friends at First Book for sharing this list of books about solving problems.
- Describe the problem Jenna faces.
- How does Jenna feel?
- Have you ever felt like Jenna feels when the powwow is approaching?
- What happens, and what lessons can you learn from the story?
- Have you ever seen someone treating someone else in a bad way?
- What did you do or say?
- What did the kids in the story do? What happened?
- What are some ways that WE can be upstanders and help others who need help? Eligible Teachers: Find it on the First Book Marketplace.Parents/Caregivers: Find it at First Book's Bookshop.org shop.
A House in the Woods
- Describe the problem the two little pigs face.
- What did you THINK they'd say to their friends Bear and Moose? What did they actually say and do?
- What lessons did you learn from the animals in the story?
Beach Toys vs. School Supplies
- Describe the conflict between Shovel and Ruler.
- Have you ever had a conflict with a friend?
- What did you learn from how Shovel and Ruler resolve their disagreement?
- What are some other strategies they could try next time they disagree?
Danbi Leads the School Parade
- What challenge does Danbi face in the story?
- Have you ever felt like Danbi does when she's the new kid at school?
- What does Danbi do to bring people together? Why do you think her strategy works?
- What lesson do you learn from Danbi?
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