What’s included in the BCTB Picture Books Character Guide
Categorized Book Lists: Delight in stories for each character trait with a curated list of picture books to read, practice, and discuss the character trait.
Character Trait Definitions: Includes definitions and action points for each character trait to print and review.
Story-Inspired Activities & Projects: Add a memory peg with fun, story-related activities and projects to enhance your child’s engagement with a story.
Character Trait Practice: Practice the character traits in a simple, meaningful ways. Printables included!
Meaningful Discussion: Connect with your kids as you spark conversation to help them understand character traits.
Engage deeply with memorable stories and learn valuable lessons with the Picture Books Character Guide!
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How the Guide Works
The BCTB Picture Books Character Guide is a self-paced guide with picture book selections, activities, and discussion questions for each month:
- Read Together
- Categorized booklists
- Character trait definitions
- Explore & Discuss
- Story-inspired activities and projects
- Ways to practice a character trait
- Meaningful discussion prompts
How we choose books for this series
Each book highlighted in the Building Character Through Books series has been thoughtfully chosen based on the following requirements:
- Does the story compel readers to connect with characters and their struggles?
- Does the storytelling allow for meaningful discussions?
- Does the story inspire readers to desire stronger character?
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