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  Grit & Bear It!

    GRIT & Bear It!

    $9.95
    Inspire students in grades 5-10 to develop social-emotional intelligence necessary for future success as they pursue their goals and dreams. In Grit & Bear It! students are introduced to the concept of “grit” through stunning...
    $9.95
  • Book cover of  Peer Pressure Gauge

    Peer Pressure Gauge

    $10.95
    Empower kids in grades K-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
  • Book Cover of Understand and Care

    Understand and Care

    $11.99
    Empathy is key to positive, healthy relationships. This read-aloud book builds empathy in children ages 4-8. In clear, child-friendly words and illustrations, it helps them to understand that other people have feelings like theirs, and different from...
    $11.99
  • Book Cover of Share and Take Turns

    Share and Take Turns

    $11.99
    Sharing is a social skill all children need to learn. Concrete examples and reinforcing illustrations help children practice sharing, understand how and why to share, and realize the benefits of sharing. Includes a note to teachers and parents,...
    $11.99
  • Book Cover of Be Honest and Tell the Truth

    Be Honest and Tell the Truth

    $11.99
    It’s never too soon to learn the difference between what’s true and what isn’t. Words and pictures help young children discover that being honest in words and actions builds trust and self-confidence. Sometimes it seems easier to lie...
    $11.99
  • Book Cover of Accept and Value Each Person

    Accept and Value Each Person

    $11.99
    The world is becoming more diverse, and so are the daily lives of our children. Accepting and valuing people and groups who are different from oneself and one's family is an important social skill. The book uses children from different ethnic groups and...
    $11.99
  • Book Cover of Be Careful and Stay Safe

    Be Careful and Stay Safe

    $11.99
    This book teaches young children the importance of personal safety. Concrete examples and positive, colorful illustrations are used to depict the various ways that children can avoid potential danger. Hazards, accidents, risk, strangers. The world can...
    $11.99
  • Book Cover of Listen and Learn

    Listen and Learn

    $11.99
    This encouraging book introduces and explains what listening means, why it's important, and how to listen well. Realistic examples and full-color illustrations bring the concepts to life. The focus throughout is on the positive results of being a good...
    $11.99
  • Book Cover of Know and Follow Rules

    Know and Follow Rules

    $11.99
    A child who can’t follow rules is a child who’s always in trouble. This book starts with simple reasons why we have rules: to help us stay safe, learn, be fair, and get along. Then it presents just four basic rules: “Listen,”...
    $11.99