One of my greatest goals of parenting was to train my kids in godly character. There are many ways our kids learn character, and one is through the influence of others. Character building books can be a positive influence on our kids by giving them Godly role models, and shaping their view of integrity, courage, obedience, etc.
There is also the negative influence that wrong books can have. Many of the books written for kids (including Christian fiction) send the wrong signal to our kids. For example, some convey that it is normal for kids to disobey or disrespect their parents, while others portray sibling squabbles as a normal everyday thing.
I don’t know about you, but my kids didn’t need any encouragement to be unkind to each other, or to be disobedient! I would prefer they read books where the kids are obedient, kind to each other, etc.
Many of you have asked me for a list of good character building books for your family, so today I’m going to share some that our family loved. We used these for reading aloud, or gave them to the kids as gifts, or even for assigned reading.
These are books that will help our kids learn character traits such as courage, dependability, honesty,persistence, purity, and self-control.
Uncle Arthur’s Bedtime Stories – I absolutely LOVE all of this books in this series, and my kids loved them too!
What are some of your favorite character building books? Please share them in the comments.