Foster A Growth Mindset in Children Using Two Books: “Beautiful Oops” by Barney Saltzberg and “Stickley Makes a Mistake: A Frog’s Guide to Trying Again” by Brenda S. Miles


  • Angela Danley


This article provides early childhood educators and parents information on the importance of teaching students about growth mindset. Assisting children at a young age about how their mistakes can help them grow is necessary so they can view setbacks as opportunities to accomplish goals. Through using read alouds, early educators to help young children make personal connections to the characters and the theme of the story. Through the read alouds connected to growth mindset, the educator can promote discussion, provide writing opportunities, and help students develop personal goals.