Ten Ways To Teach Perseverance

Text Books and Life Skills

  1. steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success
    Explain that to a two year old! Have you met Do’er Duck? This is just one of the nine animal characters of Characters of Character teaching our children vital core values. As a parent and an educator, I can assure you that teaching a child perseverance has it’s challenges. One might shut down with frustration when trying a new task. Or, one might even not want to even attempt to learn or to try something new!

    Our Do’er Duck Resource Book is filled with a lot of ways to teach a child about perseverance. Our Bulletin Boards and Poster Book is filled with ways to engage and empower a child with visual reminders to never give up. And, our social story Let’s Persevere is a simple way to introduce this character and the trait to any child.

What is the old cliché’, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin, I feel these words are powerful and so very true to form.

Children learn from example, they listen to what we say, they look at what we do and they model what they observe and notice us doing.  At the preschool age most parents are teaching their child about good characteristics, teaching them to love who they are and all the special qualities about them.

I myself am a visual person and learn by doing things hands on. How about a fun Paper Bag and Puppet making book of all the characters to bring in some fine motor, drama and open a discussion on the character trait? You’ll be surprised how much fun the kids have with this as they begin talking in character about the trait! It’s available on Amazon. Or, we have an Activity Book with activities to do on each of the characters, also opening a discussion on the trait and teaching fine motor, literacy and character! Also available on Amazon.  Why not put a fun spin on learning with the Super Hero Book of the Characters of Character?! Think about how you feel when you’ve been recognized for a job well done. Can you imagine receiving an award for doing a good job, for having good character? Even your friends and co-workers would get a laugh and warm fuzzy feeling from these wonderful Certificates of Achievement, also on Amazon.

We’d love to hear from you sometime! Let us know how the kids embrace Do’er Duck! You can also find us on facebook, Pinterest, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Twitter and Instagram. Follow us, check us out and share us with others, thank you. We are a 501(c)(3) NFP Organization, donations are welcome.

What is the old cliché’, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin,


Joni Downey,
Creator & Owner