Resources for Social/Emotional Learning with Children


 Parents can use these resources with your children to promote social/emotional learning.

I added some questions to ask your child to assist in the learning and make connections.

Have fun!



Links to Lessons

Using Literature To Develop SEL Skills

  • Books About Feelings:

Questions to ask during and after reading:

  • Did you know that there are no bad feelings? It’s true! As long as we have safe and respectful ways to handle all of our feelings, no feelings are bad feelings!
  • When you feel sad/mad/angry/frustrated, what can you do to help your body feel better?
  • How are you feeling now? 
  • What makes you feel sad/mad/happy/frustrated/ excited/proud/angry/worried/brave/joyful/etc.?

 Books About Kindness:

Questions to ask during and after reading:

  • What is a bucket filler? What is a bucket dipper?
  • What can you do to fill someone’s bucket at school? At home? At the grocery store? At the park? Right now?
  • How do you feel when you fill someone’s bucket?
  • How do you feel when someone fills your bucket?
  • What does kindness look like? Sound like? Feel like?
  • Why is kindness important? 
  • Can you think of someone who is really kind? What stands out about their kindness?

 TV shows that encourage SEL

Recursos en Español 

Cuentos Para Niños

 Great ideas for adding SEL to screentime:

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Bullying Prevention

    • How is teasing different from bullying?
    • Can you think of a time teasing turned into bullying?
    • The video gave a lot of examples of what you can do when you see bullying. Which one did you like most?
    • Can you think of a time that you saw bullying? What could you do if it happens again?
    • Have you ever had an experience when someone was mean during an online game? 
    • If so, what did you do?
    • Why do you think people are mean online?


Organizational Skills

    • Do you think you are organized? Why or why not?
    • What is one thing you could do today be more organized?
    • How is being organized for virtual school different from in-person school?

New Learning Platforms

    • How are you feeling about using online learning platforms? 
    • What are you most excited about? What are you most worried about?
    • Do you feel comfortable using technology to talk to your teacher and classmates? If not, what could I do to help you feel more comfortable?

College and Career

Career Exploration

    • What was the most fascinating thing about that job?
    • What would be the hardest part of that job?
    • How much school is required for that job?
    • Is that a job you would want? Why or why not?
  • Witty We offers online courses for kids on STEM, economics, business, law, health, life skills, etc.