Teamwork means being willing to work with other people to get something done.  When you are part of a team, you cooperate. You listen to other people’s ideas and you don’t always have to be the leader or always be right.  Most big jobs and a lot of small ones, require teamwork.  Being able to work as a team can make life easier and more fun.

Teamwork can also help you accomplish more. Teamwork is the spirit to care for others in your group, help them and support them on the path to achievement.

Clubhouse Surprises

Author:  Mona Hodgson
Age Group:  4-8
Summary:   Fergus the great horned owl is pouting. He wants to build the new Desert Critter Clubhouse in a tree. But not everyone thinks that’s a good idea. Will Fergus find a way to be a part of the team? Read along as Fergus uses his gifts to help the Desert Critters find the best clubhouse ever!

Author:  Ann Morris
Age Group:  4-8
Summary:  An eye-catching book about people from all walks of life, all over the world, working together.

Teenie Weenie in a Too Big World
Author:  Margot Sunderland
Age Group:  6-12
Summary:  A wonderfully illustrated story about a little speck who finds comfort in togetherness…and learns a little about self confidence along the way.


Patchwork Quilt
Author:  Valerie Flournoy
Age Group:  5-8
Summary:  A girl helps her grandmother make a quilt that tells the story of her family and how they cooperate.

Author:  Beorge Ella Lyon (New York: Orchard Books, 1989)
Age Group:  3-7
Summary:  A delightful picture book that can be used for all ages (including adults!) describing in rhyme the value of working.


104 Activities That Build: Self-Esteem, Teamwork, Communication,
Anger Management, Self-Discovery, Coping Skills

Author:  Alanna Jones
Summary:  Alanna Jones is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist who has worked in a variety of settings using games for teaching and therapy. She has worked in psychiatric hospitals, as a church youth group leader, in therapeutic outdoor groups, and as a camp counselor with a variety of people.

Team-Building Activities for Every Group
Author:  Alanna Jones
Summary:  If you work with youth, corporate groups, therapy groups, church groups, scouts, families, school groups, sports teams, at camp, or with any other group who must work together you will find helpful games and activities in this fun, energetic, and purposeful book!

Web Resources

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VIEW   Fun Activities for Teaching Cooperation

VIEW   Family Values: How Kids Learn Co-operation

VIEW   Tips On Helping Your Child Learn to Co-operate


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