Most of us make a point of teaching our kids to say “please” and “thank you” but raising grateful kids is about more than good manners. It’s about cultivating an attitude of appreciation – something that happens in little ways every day.
Research tells us that people who express their gratitude are happier and healthier than their counterparts. Plus – when we practice gratitude, it shines a light on the abundance of gifts we have in our lives, that we may otherwise overlook.
Stories are a perfect opportunity for exploring themes of gratitude and thankfulness. Below are some of our favourites. So, next time your kids are feeling down, forget their manners or need a little reminder about all the good things they have, we suggest one of the books, below.