DIY: Free Social Skills!

Reading and Seeding!

Summer has officially begun! It’s now time for ice cream, swimming, staying up late, bike riding, playing with friends, and READING!

Research shows that over the summer months, kids experience an unfortunate learning loss. Reading daily to your younger kids however, can help counteract this issue. In an effort to keep your kids engaged and fill that summer gap, we’ve compiled a fun reading list for the little ones!

The books listed below will not only get your youngsters reading, but each book is also loaded with seeds of important social and emotional lessons to grow in their little minds! Enjoy!

Double-Dip Feelings: Stories to Help Children Understand Emotions by Barbara Cain
SEL Seed: Kids will understand there is a wide range of emotions within the human experience and develop a vocabulary that demonstrates an understanding of this range.

The Way I Feel by Janan Cain
SEL Seed: Kids will be able to identify the ways in which our wide range of emotions manifest in one’s body.

My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss
SEL Seed: Kids will learn to observe and identify patterns in both their feelings and their responses to those feelings.

The Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies by Stan & Jan Berenstain
SEL Seed: Kids will recognize that their wants may sometimes be complimentary to their needs and at other times conflict with them. Kids will also be able to identify their blessings.

I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting off a Little Self-Esteem by Jamie Lee Curtis & Laura Cornell
SEL Seed: Kids will learn to value personal strengths, weaknesses, and individuality.

The Three Little Pigs by Patricia Seibert
SEL Seed: Kids will view themselves as having emerging personalities, recognizing which traits they are proud of and which traits might not be the best.

The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
SEL Seed: Kids will recognize the need to consciously encourage themselves, monitor negative self-talk, and replace critical comments with supportive ones.




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