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Being A Friend: Books That Show How to be a Friend


Friends share, Friends care, and Friends are fair.

Friends support one another in multiple ways. Whether it is cooking a meal, playing, giving a hug, or listening, friends are there for each other in good and bad times. Here are few books about the many ways we care for and accept our friends.

Rosie and Michael are friends through thick and thin, even when they do things that get on each other's nerves and even though neither of them are perfect. Learn more about what it means to be a friend in Rosie and Michael by Judith Viorst. After reading this book, talk about how friends accept us for who we are even when we have bad habits or do annoying things.

In Forever Friends by Carin Berger, a rabbit and a bird form a friendship that lasts through the seasons until the world turns cold again. After Bird migrates south for the winter, Rabbit is worried that Bird won't be his friend anymore. A wonderful tale showing how friendship can survive even when friends are apart from each other. Write a letter to a friend or family member who lives far away. If you are a teacher ask parents for addresses of family or friends and have each child write a letter that person. Ask those people to send a letter back.

As always, I hope you enjoy these recommendations. Feel free to share with credit to Words Reflected and Kim Bogren Owen on Facebook, your website, or in your newsletter. Please add your recommendations for additional books or activities about being a friend in the comments.

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