Social and Emotional Learning Storytime
Unlike other themes, social and emotional learning should be included in all storytimes if possible. I would choose just one or two of these books, and add to other books and songs to bolster a preschooler’s self-esteem. Themes of friendship, sharing, kindness, and related concepts are things a preschooler understands, and work well as a foundation for social and emotional learning.
For a related hands-on experience. Make one of these arts and crafts projects: 45 Fun Social Emotional Activities for Preschoolers – Teaching Expertise.
Ananda, Shelly. Laxmi’s Moosh.
Birkjaer, Betina. Coffee Rabbit Snowdrop Lost.
Catchpole, James. What Happened to You?
Cook, Julia. My Mouth Is a Volcano.
Cornwall, Gaia. Jabari Jumps.
Dierrfeld, Cori. Rabbit Listened.
Finison, Carrie. Don’t Hug Doug.
Flett, Julie. We All Play.
Handy, Bruce. The Happiness of a Dog with a Ball in Its Mouth.
John, Jory. The Smart Cookie.
Lang, Suzanne. Grumpy Monkey.
LaRochelle, David. How to Apologize.
Lee, Britney. The Boy with Big Feelings.
Levis, Caron. Ida Always.
Luyken, Corinna. The Tree Like Me.
Mora, Oge. Saturday.
Morris, Chandele. I’m Just a Kid.
Nellist, Glenys. Little Mole Finds Hope.
Penfold, Alexandra. Big Feelings.
Percival, Tom. Ravi’s Roar.
Perkins, Mitali. Home Is in Between.
Pica, Elisabetta. I Want Ice Cream!
Robert, Nadine. The Shadow Elephant.
Shea, Bob. Who Wet My Pants?
Simmons, Jenny. I Can Say No.
Snyder, Gabi. Listen.
Theule, Larissa. A Way with Wild Things.
Trimmer, Christian. The Little Things.
Vere, Ed. How to Be a Lion.
Woodson, Jacqueline. The Year We Learned to Fly.
Penny Peck, San Jose State University iSchool