It’s Okay to Make Mistakes

April 4, 2016

It’s Okay to Make Mistakes

by Todd Parr

Just as the title suggests, this easy picture book teaches readers that mistakes are okay; in fact, they are points of learning!  Todd Parr gives various examples of mistakes that kids are likely to make.  Then he shows a resolution on how that mistake is okay, or even better than okay.

For example: It’s okay to change your mind.  (Shows an elephant afraid to dive off the high dive). Everyone is ready at a different time.

Example #2: It’s okay to be shy.  Being quiet can make you a good listener.

While teaching a great social skill of being okay making mistakes, this book would also be a great addition to a cause and effect lesson.