New Year’s tends to bring a refreshing feeling and a thirst for change. What better way to start off the new year than by making a New Year’s resolution? The new year presents us with an opportunity to make a change; whether it’s to become healthier, lose a habit or do something just for fun! With limitless possibilities, it can be daunting to pick a resolution and stick with it. But the library is a great resource to find ideas and information to help kids get started on making a change for the better! Here are some ideas for New Year’s resolutions and some books to complement them:
1. Get a New Hobby
What better way to start the new year than by finding a new activity your child will love? Whether it’s collecting, crafting or playing, there’s always something new to try!
“The Remarkable Farkle McBride” by John Lithgow
Farkle McBride loves playing music, but he can’t figure out which instrument he loves the most. He tries just about every instrument imaginable – all before the age of 10!
“See a Heart, Share a Heart” by Eric Telchin
Hearts are everywhere! This book promotes photography, adventuring, and offers a fun game that can be played anywhere.
2. Eat Healthy
Eating healthy can be tough. But getting into good eating habits can lead to a longer, happier, healthier life.
“Little Pea” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Papa Pea and Mama Pea won’t let Little pea have his spinach for dessert until he eats his candy! Ew!
“Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli” by Barbara Jean Hicks
Kids never want to eat their broccoli, but an active imagination can help any kid enjoy a healthy meal!
3. Help Out Around the House
Helping around the house can be as fun as it is healthy. A tidy house leads to a happy mom and dad.
“Little Oink” by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Little Pig hates mess up time! Why can’t he clean his room just like the rest of his friends?
“We are Extremely Very Good Recyclers” by Lauren Child
To avoid ever becoming stinky or messy, Lola decides to throw everything out by becoming a good recycler! She teaches her family and friends to do the same.