Activities for Social-Emotional Learning

Are you looking for the best way to teach social-emotional learning? Using well written, age-appropriate children’s literature can provide teachable moments that children can use to explore feelings and actions that they may not be able to address in real life. My students enjoy stories and they don’t even realize they are learning empathy or turn-taking!


Social and emotional health affects a child’s overall development and learning. Studies show that mentally healthy children tend to be happier. They are also more motivated to learn, have a more positive attitude towards school, and show better academic performance.
It is essential, therefore, to start developing SEL skills and attitudes during early childhood.  The good news is that SEL skills, knowledge, and attitudes are something that children and adults can learn and master. A great way to foster social and emotional learning in young children is through children’s literature.
This is more important than ever as kids face uncertainty and fear during these trying times.
This freebie is a great way for parents and teachers to help kids discuss and deal with emotions.  Use it with any book.  Get your copy from Tammy's Toolbox.