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12 Picture Books to Strengthen Your Child’s Social Skills

Teach them about manners, communication and more with these books


Published on: July 14, 2021

Mother and son reading a book

Using books to teach difficult concepts

In our house, books are the No. 1 way we teach our kids important skills. Our kids are more receptive to new ideas when we read about them first; this is especially true for social skills, which are a tricky concept for many children to grasp. 

Picture books are a great vehicle for introducing social skills, thanks to their colorful illustrations and engaging prose; kids often don’t even realize they’re learning while they’re reading! 

If your child is struggling to master some of the complexities involved with growing up to be a functional, polite and pleasant human being, here is a list of picture books that might help with ...

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