Character Development

Character Development

As children and teens develop into adults, most parents and educators strive to see them demonstrate good character, such as respect, responsibility, fairness, compassion, kindness, generosity and integrity. But helping kids understand what good character traits look like, and how to live this way is an important part of that development. These tools and resources are designed to show children, teens, and adults what it means to model good character.

Be sure to also check out our Individual Downloadable Activities for educators and counselors, organized by character trait.

  • Book cover of  It's My Way or the Highway

    It's My Way or the Highway

    $10.95
    Cora June is B-O-S-S-Y! She points out her teacher’s boring assignments. She dictates the games people play at recess. She even objects to family dinners. If Cora June doesn’t get her way in the classroom, on the playground, or at home, she...
    $10.95
  • Book cover of  What's in It for Me?

    What's in It for Me?

    $10.95
    Every day Noodle hears all about what he needs to do and why he needs to do it. He hears it from his parents, teachers and coaches, and he’s sick of it! What’s the point of making his bed every morning? Does it really matter how he...
    $10.95
  • Book cover of  Rumor Has It...

    Rumor Has It...

    $10.95
    Whether we’ve been the subject of a rumor or the one spreading a rumor about someone else, most of us have been involved with rumors somehow. But how many people really stop to think about the damaging effects? Fortunately, award-winning...
    $10.95
  • Book cover of  The Technology Tail

    The Technology Tail

    $10.95
    A cute, creative story about children and their texts, tweets, posts and pics. Don’t be mean and irresponsible! That’s the straight-to-the-point advice “Screen” has for young readers who are active on social media. Whether tapping...
    $10.95
  • Book cover of  The Judgmental Flower

    The Judgmental Flower

    $10.95
    Introduce the topics of cultural diversity and racial prejudice to students in grades K through 6. Help children develop emotional intelligence skills in learning to accept and value differences in others. The flower patch has always been the same...
    $10.95
  • Book cover of  Lying Up a Storm

    Lying Up a Storm

    $9.95
    Guide young children in grades 2-6 toward truth telling to help build trust, maintain friendships, and avoid internal conflict. A storm is brewing...Whenever Levi doesn't like the truth, he kinda, sorta makes up other stuff to say. One day his mother...
    $9.95
  • Book cover of  Peer Pressure Gauge

    Peer Pressure Gauge

    $10.95
    Empower kids in grades K through 6 to recognize and resist negative peer pressure and learn to say "No!" even as forces around them escalate to give in to the peer group. Children will gain the social emotional skills of having self-confidence and...
    $10.95