As a teacher, I have used picture books, poetry, memoirs, fiction and nonfiction books to help my students build empathy, social awareness, self-awareness, and self-management skills. Diverse texts and voices help students learn and develop the social and emotional skills they need to succeed not only in school, but in the world beyond. Here are a few newly released books that will engage readers and build strong SEL skills:
By Alice Meichsner
Welcome to Sesame Street®! Home of Elmo, Bert and Ernie, Cookie Monster, Grover and many more beloved characters, this neighborhood of fuzzy monsters has been teaching audiences for generations.
Join your favorite furry friends this spring as they explore emotions, science, careers, and more! Young readers will learn essential life skills for managing their emotions and conflict resolution along with developing a love for learning, science, and more. Read on to find out what our friends on Sesame Street have to share!
Explore and celebrate who you are and who others are too! The new picture book We Belong by Laura Purdie Salas and illustrated by Carlos Vélez Aquilera invites others to notice the diversity of our world and affirm that we all belong, just as we are.
Read today’s post to find out how Laura Purdie Salas began writing the book, the challenges of this project, and how to help others feel like they belong.
SEL (social and emotional learning) is a critical component of education. Prioritizing respect, inclusion, and community awareness are all essential to being a good neighbor. Who better to teach kids these important values than everyone’s favorite, furry friends from Sesame Street?
By Megan Ciskowski, Associate Publicist
Check out February new releases from Lerner Publishing Group!