Category Archives: Social & Emotional Learning

4 Ways to Encourage Children’s Wonder and Curiosity This Summer

By Deborah Farmer Kris, author of the All the Time series On the last day of school this year, my son’s second-grade teacher gave a homemade certificate to every child, highlighting one of their strengths. “Most Inquisitive!” I said, looking … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Help Children Make Friends During the Summer

By Eric Braun, author of Make a Friend, Be a Friend Kids and summer break—they go together like chips and cheese sauce. Like ice cream and cones, ketchup and fries. After a stressful school year, kids deserve some nice, delicious … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Series: SEL Books for Tweens and Teens

By Amadee Ricketts, author of Gentle Hands and Other Sing-Along Songs for Social-Emotional Learning Years ago, as a fairly new librarian, I offered a book club at the local juvenile detention center as part of an outreach program. It turned … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Series: Books for Children About Nature, Adventure, and Imagination

By Mélina Mangal, author of Jayden’s Impossible Garden Summer is coming, and with it, more unscheduled time for reading and exploring new activities. For some kids, trying new things is exciting, and they enjoy immersing themselves in a new experience. … Continue reading

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How to Help Teens Find Their Passion and Do What They Love

By Rayne Lacko, coauthor of Dream Up Now™: The Teen Journal for Creative Self-Discovery In an uncertain world, being uncertain of yourself can create anxiety. Feeling anxious can mean different things to different teens. It can take the form of … Continue reading

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