Encouraging Cooperation

Books That Encourage Cooperation

Encourage a helpful attitude by reading your preschooler these classic books suggested by Rana Henry, a children's librarian at the New York Public Library in Woodlawn Heights.

Stone Soup
By Marcia Brown
Villagers are unwilling to share their meager food supplies with passing soldiers. But they learn that when everyone contributes an ingredient, the result is plenty for all.

Swimmy
By Leo Lionni
In an ingenious act of self-preservation, a school of tiny fish bands together to frighten away undersea predators -- proving that there really is strength in numbers.

The Old Tree
By Ruth Brown
When animals are quarreling about what happened to the trunk of their beloved tree, a crow encourages them to put their heads together. The result: mystery solved.

Farmer Duck
By Martin Waddell
An overworked duck is forced to pick up the slack for a lazy farmer. But the farmer gets his payback when other animals join forces to help the duck with his chores.

The Stray Dog
By Marc Simont
A brother and sister fall in love with a scraggly pup. Together, the siblings convince the dog warden to let them keep their lovable pooch.



Copyright © 2008. Used with permission from the April 2008 issue of Parents magazine.

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