According to the Committee for Children, social-emotional learning (SEL) is the “process of developing the self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are vital for school, work, and life success.” It helps students to better identify their emotions, manage stress and build healthy relationships and so much more. Because of all the benefits associated with SEL, many schools have been incorporating it into their curriculum and everyday routines.
We’re surely a big fan of SEL, so we’ve highlighted some our SEL related eBooks you can incorporate into your classroom:
Angry by Genevieve Nilesn
This text uses strong visual references, labels and key vocabulary words to intro the feeling of anger to emergent readers. At the end, it shares to reader that it is okay to be angry and offer ways to deal with the emotion. If you like this book, be sure to check out the other titles in this emotions series.
A Different Story by Adolfo Serra
Sometimes the world is a small place, sometimes it can feel so huge. Every living being is so unique but at the end of the day, as this book points out, even a rhinoceros and a beetle can have something in common.
Outside my Window by Linda Ashman
This text follow children from different cultures ranging from Canada, to Morocco to Ethiopia. Each child shares what they see outside of their window during the day but in the end, they all realize they see the same thing at night. So while they may be far away in distance, their lives are a lot closer than they realize
Pepita Thinks Pink by Ofelia Dumas Lachtman
Pepita loves quite literally every color but pink. When her new neighbor moves in, Pepita cant’ bring herself to make friends because the neighbor is only dressed in pink. Throughout this story, Pepita learns the importance of thinking twice because sometimes the things that make us different are the things that can make a friendship twice as nice.
Dealing with Defeat by Kelli Hicks
Experiencing defeat happens sometimes, and that’s okay. This text explores experiencing the feeling of defeat and shares how to learn from it and move on.
Look on the Bright Side by Crisite Reed
This text is all about being positive. It reviews why being positive is a good thing. But it is also realistic and explains that sometimes, its not always easy to stay positive. After reading, will walk away with tips on how to look on the bright side even in the toughest situations.
These are just a few of our SEL books on Fathom Reads. Explore our library for more titles and series to share in your classroom. Let us know what your favorites are in the comments below!