Teaching social-emotional skills through story
Learning social-emotional skills early on in life is an important part of our development. These are the skills that support our interactions with those around us while we build long-lasting relationships with friends and loved ones, help us work through the tough times as well as celebrate the good, give us the courage to strive for our goals and the resilience to get there one step at a time.
Teaching social-emotional skills to young children can be a daunting task – I have outlined 9 practical tips for supporting social-emotional understanding in children in another post (click here) – but it holds a higher importance than the traditionally viewed academic ability that we believe children need to prepare them for life. I truly believe for a child to be successful academically, we need to support their BELIEF in their ABILITY to be successful.
As a lover of stories, and the value of reading with a child, I’m going to share the favorite titles I have found that will help you on your journey of enriching the skills that will set children up for success.
Below are the books I’ve used for teaching social-emotional skills through
Books About Leadership
Books About Fairness
Books About Empathy
Books About Compassion
Books About Patience
Books About Friendship
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