Category Archives: Social & Emotional Learning

Multiple Intelligences: 8 Ways Kids Are Smart

By Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., author of Smarts! Everybody’s Got Them and You’re Smarter Than You Think: A Kid’s Guide to Multiple Intelligences “I got a bad grade on a test. I feel so stupid!” “The other students are so much … Continue reading

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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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