5 Books to Help Your Children Succeed.

Come and See What We're Celebrating for World Book Day 2021.

To celebrate World Book Day 2021 the team at ClassForKids have pulled together a fascinating list of books that can help children succeed in life… in sport and in achieving a calm and collected approach to life in general. 

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1. Life Coaching for Kids

By Nikki Giant 

Life coaching is a great way to help children and young people build self-esteem, set positive goals and deal with difficult issues such as bullying, anxiety and poor body image. This book sets out what life coaching is and how it works, what the benefits are, and how to go about coaching children and young people. 

2. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character

By Paul Tough

This is a book about what makes kids successful. There is a good chance it isn’t what you think. Through his research in neuroscience, psychology and economics, Tough argues that what matters most when it comes to a kid’s success isn’t a child’s intelligence, but rather their character and whether or not they have skills like grit, curiosity, optimism and conscientiousness.


3. Introducing Mindfulness: A Practical Guide

By Tessa Watt

Not an obvious choice for a “sports” book, but one that is very helpful for parents trying to enjoy their children’s sporting events. This book teaches you how to live in the moment, which if done correctly, enables you to enjoy what’s happening on the field or court and helps you avoid being a victim of your own internal reactions and responses.


4. The Talent Code

By Daniel Coyle

This book focuses on ground breaking studies in neurology and has first hand research from visits to some of the world’s greatest “talent hotbeds” in the world. This is a book that digs into how world class talent is developed. 


5. The Sports Gene

By David Epstein

In this captivating book, Epstein examines what genetic factors lead to great athletes. Science is the backbone of his theories and in particular he focuses on body types and traits that are predestined for a particular sport.