As a parent and teacher, I know how critical social-emotional learning (SEL) is. CASEL breaks SEL into five domains: self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness, relationship building, and responsible decision making.
These three collections of hand-picked titles all support students in different aspects of SEL, including feelings/emotions (self-awareness and self-management), friendship (social-awareness and relationship building), and personal boundaries (responsible decision making). Of course, all of these domains are interconnected, so if you strengthen a child's development in one of them, you'll certainly impact the others as well. I believe books are one of the most powerful tools we have to support our children's development.
These are some of my very favorite titles, and I plan to read them with my own daughter as she grows up. Thank you for trusting me to help you select books for your little one!