Valentine’s Day is a great day to celebrate kindness, caring, and showing others we care. Here are 3 of my favorite books that are not only perfect for Valentine’s Day, but year round!
1. “Love Is My Favorite Thing” by Emma Clark
Plum loves lots of things: playing, her bear, her bed, but most of all she loves LOVE. Her heart warms when her humans show her love and tell her that she’s a “good girl.”
As Plum is naughty she starts to worry that her family won’t love her. It’s a great way to discuss unconditional love. It’s also a great way to discuss that you can make bad choices, but that doesn’t make you a bad person.
Play a roll and respond to practice good listening and good behavior while using kind words to show others we care!
2. “Plenty Of Love To Go Around” by Emma Clark
Plum is back and there’s a new adorable family member. Plum has a new cat sibling and she’s not sure what to do or feel. As she realizes this new sibling is here to stay, she worries that there won’t be enough love to go around.
This is a great book to talk about new siblings, jealousy, appreciating differences, and showing others we care.
Celebrate student uniqueness with an activity that helps students identify their talents and strengths.
3. “This Is Not A Valentine” by Carter Higgins
Are Valentine’s gifts always expensive jewels and covered in glitter? Can a gift of love be a good luck rock? Do you only tell people they are special on Valentine’s Day?
This sweet book is perfect to talk about showing people we care year round and ways to show we care that isn’t buying a gift.
Practice having students give each other compliments that are not about how they look or material things.