Tuesday, 4 September 2012

TT - Teaching Character Resource List

 Welcome to Tuesdays Treasures.  I started these posts as a way of sharing great books in honour of my friend in New Zealand who would arrive with the treasures she had unearthed at her weekly trip to the library!

There are so many wonderful books out there hiding on shelves so I invite you to blog about a book on your shelf, one you're reading or one you found at the library and add your post to Learning All the Time Favourite Resource Link Up

This week is not about any one particular book but rather a collection of resources to help teach and train our children in character.

Books to support you
  • Achieving True Success by Character First This 70-page hardbound book walks you through the process of building good character and teaches ways to practice 49 essential character qualities, including initiative, thoroughness, responsibility, forgiveness, truthfulness, obedience, and many more!
  • A Hive of Busy Bees by Effie Williams {Contents: Bee Obedient; Bee Honest; Bee Truthful; Bee Kind; Bee Polite; Bee Gentle; Bee Helpful; Bee Careful; Bee Grateful; Bee Loving; Bee Accepted; Bee Confident; Bee Content.}
  • Another Hive of Bees by Effie Williams.
  • Help me be Good a set of 29 books by Joy Berry.
  • Get Wisdom by Ruth Younts.  23 Lessons for Children about Living for Jesus.
  • Parenting with Scripture by Kara Gentsch Durbin "Parenting with Scripture" helps capture those teachable moments with children, developing within them an understanding of morality and a love of Scripture. Topically arranged, parents can receive suggestions on nearly 100 subjects, ranging from anger and complaining to sharing and worry.
  • Right Choices by Taylor / Shoemaker - Twenty-six entries discuss wrong choices, such as lying, pride, and looking at
  • The Gift of Values Vol I by Rosie Boom 
  • The Gift of Values Vol II by Rosie Boom
  • Proverbs for Parenting by Barbara Decker A topical guide for raising children from the book of Proverbs. This book arranges the proverbs into more than seventy realistic, helpful topics, such as trust in God, obedience, temper, self-control, boasting, arguing, honesty, love, friendship, happiness, faithfulness, stewardship, and complaining.
  • The Book of Virtues for Young People by William J.Bennett - Well-known works including fables, folklore, fiction, drama, and more, by such authors as Aesop, Dickens, Tolstoy, Shakespeare, and Baldwin, are presented to teach virtues, including compassion, courage, honesty, friendship, and faith.
  • The Book of Virtues by William J.Bennett. Responsibility. Courage. Compassion. Honesty. Friendship. Persistence. Faith. Everyone recognizes these traits as essentials of good character. In order for our children to develop such traits, we have to offer them examples of good and bad, right and wrong. And the best places to find them are in great works of literature and exemplary stories from history. William J. Bennett has collected hundreds of stories in "The Book of Virtues,
  • Building Character Day by Day by Anne D Mather
  • The Seven Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey
  • The Power of True Success
  • For Instruction in Righteousness
  • 75 Books that Build Character over at No Time for Flash Cards.
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What are your favourite resources for teaching Character ?  Make sure to leave your link to your post so I can pop on over and have a read.


Updated 9 January 2014


  1. Another great list, Chareen! We have read the 7 Habits of Happy Kids several times, and enjoyed it. Thanks for linking up :)


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