Enter to Win Learning to Get Along Bilingual Books (English-Spanish)

Enter to Win Learning to Get Along Bilingual Books (English-Spanish)This month we are giving away all eight bilingual (English-Spanish) books in the Learning to Get Along® series, including our newest titles, Join in and Play/Participa y juega and Be Polite and Kind/Ser respetuoso y amable. This best-selling series helps children learn, understand, and practice social and emotional skills. One lucky reader will win:

To Enter: Leave a comment below describing how you help children develop social and emotional skills.

For additional entries, leave a separate comment below for each of the following tasks you complete:

Each comment counts as a separate entry. Entries must be received by midnight, August 23, 2019.

The winner will be contacted via email on or around August 26, 2019, and will need to respond within 72 hours to claim his or her prize or another winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram. Winners must be US residents, 18 years of age or older.


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97 Responses to Enter to Win Learning to Get Along Bilingual Books (English-Spanish)

  1. Jessica McGee says:

    I am an elementary school psychologist and my school has one ESL class per grade level. These would be amazing for my classroom lessons in each class, as well as with my students that I work with who have particular needs with social skills.

  2. Sharon says:

    I am an elementary school counselor and in my district we have 80% Spanish-speakers. I would love these books for use with individual students, small groups, and whole classes!

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  7. Vanessa says:

    We have begun using Conscious Discipline to help our children, and ourselves, develop self-regulation skills.

  8. Justin Neilson says:

    I help children develop social and emotional skills by teaching them to solve problems with words.

  9. Celia Einhorn says:

    Using the Early childhood program Tools of the Mind, teaching SEL and self-regulation. These books would be excellent at my bilingual school.

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  13. Gloria Ortega says:

    I work with bilingual preschoolers with special needs. We teach social and emotional skills through reading books and doing activities/games that require sharing, turn-taking, and providing modeling of skills to students. We use visuals and songs as well!

  14. Cindy Reyes says:

    We are starting the dual language program at my school this year so bilingual books are always appreciated! Besides academic needs, I’m sure most teachers would agree that character education is essential!

  15. Diana Velazquez says:

    Teaching through books and taking the time to model social and emotional understanding and skills is one of my favorite things to do with my first graders. It’s so rewarding. I love when students create opportunities for me to highlight these important skills. All it takes is one student to do or say something that reflects their understanding or empathy for a peer or me, and I jump on the chance to celebrate them because I know I will see others follow their example.

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  17. mindy terr says:

    Our dual language school teaches emotional learning in both languages. We would love to share these books!

  18. Autumn Shaffer says:

    I teach social skills through role play, modeling, and stories. We used alloy of CSEFEL materials in my classroom

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  22. Sharon Teitlebaum says:

    These would be a great resource for my bi-lingual students!

  23. Do you have english-spanish materials for international students? As an education agent, I could make excellent use of these resources. I am not a teacher but If i do not read the same textbooks as these students I fall behind and cannot keep up.

    Australia has had an increase in interest from Latin-Americas’, you’ve got my email here, could you pass these materials along even if they are only elementary in nature?

    Thanks,

    John.

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  28. Alexandria Sullivan says:

    Additionally, I like to use a lot of visual supports and repeated practices to allow students to identify their emotions. This is especially effective with my ELLs and my exceptional learners.

  29. Alexandria Sullivan says:

    I find that modeling is the best way to teach young kids social emotional skills! I love to use read alouds to introduce skills, but the many smaller, micro-moments throughout each day are what really make it sticky for my kids.

  30. I am an ESL (ENL) teacher for students in grades 4-8. I know that the books are geared more towards an elementary level, but my partners and I often register many students with younger siblings. Your books would be perfect as an ice breaker for our new families who come to this country very hesitant because of the language barrier. Thanks for making these books available to our students!

  31. Selena Hicks says:

    I work with students in 4th grade during the “regular” school year. This past summer I worked with 1st and 2nd graders who were “invited” to a month program due to behavioral or emotional issues. Several of the students I worked with had very low self esteem and aggression problems. One thing I found was they were not told it is OK to be angry, the issues come when they don’t know how to show or properly deal with their feelings. I spent a lot of time telling them individually they are special and important and if they need to cool down they can. I think many did not know they were allowed to be angry, hurt, frustrated or confused.
    My room adjoins the ESL teacher’s room, she works with students K-5. I think a class set of bilingual books would help us support each other in assisting our students to know they are all special- and “normal”.

  32. Charlotte Sparks says:

    What an awesome resource to win!!

  33. W. Sheri Jenkins says:

    Our school uses a computer-based program, Alternative Behavior Education (ABE), to assist with redirecting inappropriate behavior. This program has been very beneficial in supporting the school’s efforts in teaching children appropriate social skills and making better choices. However, as the assistant principal, I have found it more beneficial to provided group instruction, the type of instruction students won’t get from a computer program. I’ve been using the internet to research resources to fit the specific needs of the students. It’s not always an easy task. I feel this series would really benefit our students. It’s a resource I could use with my small groups, and one that can be shared with teachers who feel their class would benefit from additional lessons.

  34. ELENA MARIN says:

    By the way, when I work directly with children, I use modeling and also books, which is a wonderful resource!

  35. ELENA MARIN says:

    I help the teachers and home visitors identify the social emotional skills they need to work on with the children as a group as well as individually and embed them in everyday activities. I work on helping them be more aware of the key importance of modeling, which sometimes takes me to their own social emotional skills.

  36. Daynia says:

    As a bilingual school psychologist (English-Spanish), I try to promote to both school staff, parents, and students the importance of social-emotional development, both in school and at home. These books would be utilized as much as possible in meetings, professional development, counseling, etc to help inspire others to promote social-emotional skill development.

  37. Karen Humphris says:

    We start with the teachers and trying to make sure that they feel good about their jobs. This trickles down to the children. Teachers are always available to listen, for a hug, or to be engaged with the children’s play.

  38. Celeste Ortega says:

    Socio emotional learning has been shown to be a soft skill just as valid and relevant as hard skills like cognitive and academic. Research shows that when children have good socio emotional skills, their life outcomes are improved. They are less likely to show aggression and are more resilient. They also have more of a sense of connection.

  39. Maria Navas says:

    In the school library, I have students sit in what we calls peace circles to talk about books students have read independently and/or a read aloud. This school year I plan read more books about multiculturalism, kindness, and diversity to help students open their minds and hearts to the wonderful diverse communities, and world, we live in.

  40. The RI Nurses Institute’s mission is to diversify the nursing workforce of the future. We teach, model and expect in our community, the RINI Pillars of Nursing. The pillars are: Scholarship, Character, Compassion and Empathy, as well as Professionalism. The bilingual spanish/english books in this program are related to social/emotional learning and character development and are very much aligned to our mission and to our population. Although we serve high school students, we are focused on developing literacy skills at the very primary levels and are also interested in serving the larger community that includes the families of our students. These books would be a very valuable addition to our library of ELL resources for students and for families.

  41. Marilyn Alonso says:

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  42. Jenifer McCachren says:

    Helping all students learn different languages is always wonderful! It is all about the learning!!

  43. Maria Concha says:

    I’ve been working as a therapist in a private practice for about 1 year with children between the ages of 9-16. I use individual therapy to help them with their social, behavioral, and emotional needs. I was just hired as an elementary school counselor this year and will work with a diverse population of K-3 students. In this district, we have many children who are bilingual and I would love to add these books to my library! I’m starting a character education program, classroom guidance lessons, lunch bunches, and individual counseling for these young learners and books are a great tool to use!

  44. Marilyn Alonso says:

    These books will be a great addition to our Spanish classroom library. I encourage my students to pick up a Spanish book when they are done with their class work. These books will reinforce what I teach them in class. I would love to have these as part of their learning adventure!

  45. Jennifer McManus says:

    So many fun ways to support social emotional learning–at our school we model expressing our feelings appropriately, we name our feelings, we have discussions with the children about feelings, we use songs, stories, puppets, and games as well.

  46. N/A says:

    In our early learning sites, we have the great opportunity to promote social and emotional development with children and their families. We share information and coach children and families through books and modeling social and emotional well being. These bilingual books will be an asset as we share valuable knowledge with them in English and Spanish.

  47. myrna Gregory says:

    These books would be so beneficial for the children and the families by identifying cues in a given situations and abstract concepts .If I win, both the children and their families would be so pleased and content .

  48. Yolanda says:

    As a coach/ Technical Assistant specialist for various early childhood program, I continuously model nurturing and responsive relationships that help build social-emotional skills in young children for the teachers I work with. We often talk about how embedding social emotional learning can occur throughout the day in various situations, from formal story-times to informal transition songs! Personally, I believe many of the challenges faced in working with young children could be solved if we taught social emotional skills as the foundation for all other academic learning!

  49. Erika says:

    Communicating language development and emphasizing their home language is of great importance has been a part of my work with bilingual families. Encouraging respect and cultural awareness is important when working with bilingual families so I often feel that brining this in via literacy has been a major impact in my work with families.

  50. Miranda Horne says:

    We use CSEFEL, Leader in Me principles, and conscious discipline concepts to help teach and reinforce social emotional learning. The bilingual books would be a great help as we are seeing more children enrolling in our county that are just learning English and have at least one parent in the home that only speaks Spanish

  51. Judy Ripke says:

    I read stories and talk with my students every year about kindness to all others, even those who are different from us. These books would be so wonderful in my classroom, as I have a father who will come in and read to us each week in Spanish. I would love to have him read these to my class.

  52. Amy Hale says:

    I am the school counselor at a bilingual campus in Belton, TX. Our campus is filled with 400 four year olds. We practice and teach social emotional learning across every part of our campus. For many of our students, it is their first time in school and training them on how to be a functioning member of their classroom is important for everyone’s safety. I would love nothing more than to win this drawing for this wonderful set of books that myself and my teachers can utilize. Most of our population falls into the low socioeconomic category, so the values that your books teach would be so beneficial to their growth! Thanks for offering such a great opportunity/drawing for educators!

  53. Katie Stanley says:

    I am a 3rd-8th grade Spanish teacher. Our school them this year is “Do small things with great kindness” and I am following this up daily in my classroom with Spanish bellringers focused on being kind to one another. These books would be a great addition to my classroom and also support our school theme for the year.

  54. Maria L de la Riva says:

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  55. Maria L. de la Riva says:

    I am Spanish preschool teacher… Every day the children and I discuss how are we feeling, and we try to express it with our bodies well, that way they know there are different feelings and it is ok to share them. We also play games, look ourselves in the mirror, read books and sing songs.

  56. Mary W. says:

    I have purchased some of the Learning to Get Along Series. It would be great to have the set and then have it in another language would be so beneficial. I will be able to reach even more students in my work as a school counselor.

  57. lisasocha says:

    As a children’s services librarian in a public library, we provide resources to children and their parents in all settings: academic, personal, social growth, literacy skills, etc. We often create LibGuides to assist parents who are homeschooling and/or sending kids to public schools. Materials, specifically bi-lingual English/Spanish) are often sought after and are an invaluable resource to our community. Please visit: http://www.leaguecity.com/3146/Helen-Hall-Library to learn more about us!

  58. I am the Director of a Bilingual Program in an Inclusion Preschool. This would be a great resource to support social/emotional skills in both languages.

  59. cher Jackson says:

    I work with 3-5 year olds in an inclusive classroom. I use the Second Step Empathy curriculum. These books would be a good addition to include in the classroom.

  60. Lori Porges says:

    We live in a multi-lingual world here in South Florida. With the large influx of ESOL children it is a necessity that we have books that they feel comfortable with that deal with the extensive range of emotions they feel – many having been uprooted from their native country. I’d love to have your books available in my library!

  61. Maru Aguirre says:

    We encourage our children to speak freely about feelings, recognizing their emotional state and validating their reactions.

  62. Lorinda L. Utter says:

    I teach students who are gifted. They don’t always have good social skills, so this would be a great addition to my library and lessons.

  63. Deborah Bonds says:

    New Concept School curriculum is designed to foster team work and to challenge the academic, social and physical development of our students as well as promote our heritage as African people.

  64. Debbie Dunn says:

    We focus on social skills at our self-contained school for students with special needs. many of them are bi-lingual and these books would be a great addition to our resources

  65. Shevlyn Gaskin says:

    As a Paraprofessional I help my students to regulate their behaviors all the time, having these books would be an awesome resource to refer to.

  66. Mary Shive says:

    I am an ESOL Teacher and also a member of our school’s Social Emotional Support team dedicated to helping children in this area. These books would be very helpful to my Spanish-speaking students.

  67. I work with students as an academic coach, 2e coach, and ADHD coach. Many students speak Spanish as a first language and attend a Spanish immersion elementary school. I would love to share your books in coaching meetings with students!

  68. Berni Booher-Thacker says:

    young children need guidance and understanding to help them identify and regulate emotions. What better way than to show them examples in story form. Diversity at its finest with books in other languages, when the brain is fresh to learn more. 🙂

  69. We teach our children to communicate their feelings and work out issues with their peers through peace table talks where each child follows a guide to discuss how they feel, what made them feel that way, and how to resolve the problem. These would be great tools for our dual language classes.

  70. Sra.Karen.Social.Worker says:

    It is so great to have bilingual resources for SEL! Thank you!

  71. Paula Neibert says:

    School Social Worker helping students to self regulate!

  72. Lisa Harbilas says:

    Each year approximately half of my students are from Spanish Speaking homes. In my classroom my aide and I work daily to help teach our students social and emotional skills. Most of my students come to me without these very much needed skills. We invite others to our classrooms, work on projects, work on developing these skills through play and social interaction and explicit teaching of these skills. These books would help enhance what I try to do on a everyday basis.

  73. I am a public librarian and share book recommendations with children and their families to assist them in discussing emotions and difficult issues.

  74. Emily M. says:

    Working in the mental health field with young children who have had trauma, these books are a very influential part in the psychoeducation we use. We have a high population of English and Spanish speaking families who would truly benefit from having helpful, age appropriate, and culturally sensitive resources. Thank you to the authors for seeing the importance in offering these books in multiple languages.

  75. Mamie L Bauduccio-Rock says:

    Our school upholds four behavioral expectations: we are all striving to be cooperative, respectful, responsible and safe. Each classroom talks about what these expectations look like in our community. In my room, the storytelling and artistic makerspace, we share stories that revolve around kindness and often make crafts and thank yous for various members of our community.

  76. Kimberly Harrison says:

    I help children develop social and emotional skills through modeling and direct instruction. I use a variety of modalities, including books, role-play, puppets, games, toys, and art.

  77. Rebecca Pisciotta says:

    I am a director at a Head Start program where we support ELL each day with social and emotional skills. We model, directly support children’s interactions, read books, and do activities that support their social and emotional learning.

  78. We support Children’s social emotional learning by serving meals at no cost for breakfast, lunch and supper! We serve safe, nutritious and appealing meals daily! We fuel bodies and feed minds!

  79. Nicole Herje says:

    I’m a school social worker in a PreK-5 elementary. We have a large population of Latino families and having bilingual books for SEL would be amazing. I teach SEL through individual and small group counseling, classroom lessons, and teacher professional development.

  80. Ashley Forche says:

    We are beginning a new social skills curriculum for K-6 but have had a great increase in EL students in the last few years! I’d love to help these students develop SEL skills at a level comparable to our English speaking children!

  81. Deborah Weiner says:

    We teach S/E skills through modeling and discussion with parents about their own values around S/E skills and through reading your books with children!

  82. Danielle Lee says:

    We have all visuals in children’s native language, as well as English. We utilize Spanish speakers during our guest storytime. We utilize Conscious Discipline curriculum to work on identifying feelings, using words, and cooperation.

  83. Amber Bowers says:

    We teach children to respect themselves through setting boundaries but also we teach them to respect other children’s boundaries as well.

  84. Michelle Collins Thomas says:

    I present a workshop to preschool teachers about how to use children’s books to teach SEL. I also share the same types of books with families during parent meetings.

  85. Our Foster Grandparent program works with low-income seniors and places them as mentors in educational settings. These books would be great resources for our Spanish speaking seniors who volunteer in diverse settings. We have several volunteers who are ESL and they in turn work with ESL students. We are working to build a resource library that our volunteers can use to check out books and games to use at their volunteer stations; locations like Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA’s, K-12 schools, and faith based programs.

  86. Melissa Swank says:

    I train staff to work with English Language Learners- often English-Spanish- this would be a great tool to help the children work on social emotional skills that often need to be pre-taught so that in the moment we can reinforce what we read about.

  87. I am a school counselor at a non-profit school in the urban community of Trenton NJ. The majority of our students are African American and Hispanic Social and Emotional Learning is at the core of what I do in a daily basis. I help students both individually and in a group setting to explore their emotions thoughts and actions in relationship with their environment. Reading stories and helping them make connections is a very helpful way to self reflect and explore helpful alternatives to respond to stressful situation. I am constantly thinking about creative ways to engage their teacher and parents to help students make responsible decisions.

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  92. Melissa says:

    As a school counselor, I spend a ton of time in classrooms, in groups, and one-on-one, specifically teaching kids about SEL skills. My primary mode is through books, but we also do activities and discussions to learn about and practice skills.

  93. Shylah Oldano says:

    Books and resources.

  94. Carrie Ann Floyd says:

    We recently did a training for all our staff on executive function. It was well received and we gave them hands on strategies for working with children. Like acknowledging children’s feelings and labeling emotions. These books are a great way to spark a classroom discussion.

  95. These books look great and reinforce the concepts of CSEFEL (Ctr. on Social/Emotional Foundations for Early Learning).

  96. Nini Engel says:

    In the past few years, we’ve had more and more Spanish speaking students enter my elementary school. I would love these!

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