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  What's in It for Me?

    What's in It for Me?

    $10.95
    "My name is Norman David Edwards, but everybody calls me Noodle. Sometimes I get tired of being told what to do." 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,...
    $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 Procrastinator

    The PROcrastinator

    $10.95
    "My name is Norman David Edwards, but everybody calls me Noodle. Sometimes I get into trouble because I kinda, sorta, like to put things off. It's not that I don't plan on doing what needs to get done, I just like to choose when to do it." Noodle has a...
    $10.95
  • Book cover of  Cheaters Never Prosper

    Cheaters Never Prosper

    $10.95
    "My name is Norman David Edwards, but everybody calls me Noodle. Today at school, I had the worst day ever!" Noodle's really done it this time! What should have been a friendly competition among classmates turns sour after Noodle cheats his way to...
    $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  That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me!

    That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me!

    $10.95
    "My name is Norman David Edwards, but everybody calls me Noodle. Sometimes I get into trouble because I don't follow the rules." Noodle is having a rough couple of days. The rules keep getting in the way of his fun! Rules for this and rules for that...
    $10.95
  • But It's Not My Fault Book Cover

    But It’s Not My Fault!

    $10.95
    "My name is Norman David Edwards, but everybody calls me Noodle. Sometimes things happen to me that get me into trouble. But it's not my fault!" Teach children to stop making excuses and blaming others when they make mistakes. Elementary school kids...
    $10.95
  • 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