Best Books to Help Raise a Peace-Loving Child

Starting September 1st, our My Pal® Doll of the Month will be the My Pal for Peace dolls. Both boy and girl dolls will be offered at a 20% discount for the entire month of September, in honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

While we hope that the booklets that come with our dolls will help children understand the concept of “peace begins with me,” and that they can grow up to be a peace-loving child, we’d like to also share some children’s books that talk about peace in a child-friendly way:

1. The Peace Book by Todd Parr

This is a brightly illustrated and sweetly written book for kids aged 4-8 and talks about peace in a way that is easy for them to understand. For instance, Parr says that peace is helping a neighbor, listening to different types of music or hugging a friend.

Each page is positive, colorful and cheerful. This book is perfect for introducing toddlers and preschoolers to the concept of peace and compassion.

2. Peace in our Land by Bunny Hull

An audio CD/Activity Book combination, this is a simple and fun way of introducing children to respect racial diversity and cultural variety. The CD consists of a poem recitation by Tait Houston, a young child, followed by a story read by Elayn Taylor and then, there are 7 songs that include, A World of Difference, A Smile is a Smile, Love Comes in Every Color and I Believe in Myself.

The activity book includes coloring pages, song lyrics and other learning activities.

3. Can You Say Peace? by Karen Katz

An all-time favorite children’s book author, Katz has a winner again with Can You Say Peace? The adorable, bright illustrations are accompanied with easy-to-understand lines that show that kids, no matter where they live, want the same things – to go to school, to play, to spend time with their families, to feel safe and loved.

Each spread, on one side, has a lively collage reflecting daily life in a different country while the other side has a child from that country wishing the readers peace in their native language. The last page has a clear world map that shows where the kids come from, the languages they speak as well as more words for “peace” in different languages.

Introducing kids to the concept of peace needs to start when they’re young. Books and toys that encourage them to be more tolerant and compassionate are an easy and fun way of doing that. My Pal Dolls for Peace are perfect companions for children and gently but surely help them understand that making the world a more peaceful and happier place starts with them.

Don’t forget to check out the 20% discount on both My Pal for Peace boy and girl dolls starting September 1st.

How do you teach your children to be more peace-loving and compassionate?  Do share your thoughts and ideas and Loretta would choose one lucky winner who’ll get  a cute doll-sized Peace Sign Blanket!

Post written by Prerna Malik, our blog and social media manager. Join the My Pal and My Sibling Dolls community on Twitter and Facebook.

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One thought on “Best Books to Help Raise a Peace-Loving Child

  1. I think being calm with them from birth through Adulthood helps raise peaceful children. Not yelling, speak loudly, and alot of arguing too. When my children are wrong I come down to their eye level, we make eye contact, and talk. Does it help you ask? Sometimes even I haven’t got the peaceful child 100%, but I have 2 with ADHD, 1 Bipolar, and 1 ODD so everyday it is something NEW!

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