5 Book Suggestions to Boost Your Preschooler’s Self-Control

Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

Starring a little girl with magnificent construction aspirations. Her big plans don’t work out as expected, and she experiences a spectrum of feelings from frustration and anger. On her dog’s suggestions, she depends on her own self-control to take a refreshing walk. She perseveres to tinker again.

Katie Loves the Kittens by John Himmelman

Katie, a lovable and exited dog, is overwhelmed with enthusiasm with three new kittens. The frenzy terrifies the kittens, so Katie must control her reaction. She doesn’t mean to panic them and must self-regulate.

Waiting is Not Easy by Mo Willems

Mo Willems’ genius hits again. This time, Elephant Gerald must wait and wait for the surprise Piggie has for him. Readers will be on the edge of their seats, practicing self-control until the big reveal along with Gerald. Kids’ capacity for self-control and waiting through the book is impressive!

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

Lilly is thrilled to show off her new treasures at her class’s sharing time. She struggles to wait, suffers the consequences and learns. She’s a delightful character who children can easily identify with on this trial.

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

Little Red Chicken keeps interrupting her father’s bedtime stories. Again and again, she jumps into the story, until her father tries something clever… Apply the lessons at home for kids who interrupt!