Grades 1 & up. Spark discussions on the first day and beyond. Colorful cubes feature 36 engaging questions about student experiences and perspectives, including: What are you most proud of? Who is the bravest person you know? and What foods do you like? Use in presenting character development activities; brainstorming before writing; and building oral language, social, and listening skills. Also supports fluency in ELLs and students with speech impairments. Includes activity guide. Soft foam… More »
Grades K - 1. Spark the interest of beginning readers with engaging fiction and authentic informational content! These high-quality books feature an appropriate reading level and familiar standards-based themes. Set of 6 books have 12 - 20 pages each.
8 years & up. Solid information, sound advice, fun illustrations, real-life topics, and practical tips -- no wonder these books are so popular with young readers. Together they make a cool collection of self-help books that really help. This set of 4 books answers all the questions one has when growing up. All books in the set are paperback. Included book titles: Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain (112 pages), Cliques, Phonies, & other Baloney (136 pages), Don't Behave Like You Live in a Cave… More »
The collection of simple strategies helps adults build their own resilience. Full of reflection opportunities, it includes a survey that offers caregivers and parents a tool to monitor their personal social and emotional health.
Grades K - 8. This comprehensive kit contains the following resources to screen children's social-emotional competence and monitor progress across time: DESSA-Mini Record Forms: Four alternate 8-item forms. Each kit contains one pad of 25 copies of each form. Available in English and Spanish. Ongoing Progress Monitoring Forms: Used to track and evaluate progress over time, this form provides a visual display of each child's progress. Each kit contains one pad of 25 copies. DESSA-Mini Manual: This… More »
Help your children identify and regulate their emotions with this set of detailed Social and Emotional High Quality Classroom Poster Set. These posters are great for starting a conversation about various emotions that everyone has. Encourage your children to use these posters to point out how they feel and elaborate on their emotions. This set features 12 posters. Posters measure 11"L x 17" W.
3 years & up. Each cushion is printed with facial expressions to encourage children to identify and express their emotions. Children can sit on different cushions throughout the day or week to define their emotions. These Social Emotional Cushions are made of durable wipe clean vinyl. Set of six cushions. Each cushion measures 16" diameter.
This guide provides early childhood professionals with the directions they need to use and interpret results of the DECA-P2. The manual also provides research information related to the development and standardization of the DECA-P2, including information about the instrument's reliability and validity.
4 years & up. Discuss a variety of emotions with this exciting Emotion-oes Board Game for Socioemotional Learning and Collaborative Play. This board game offers a new twist on the long beloved game of dominoes. Encourage children to match the cards as you discuss how to regulate the emotions. Learning games are a perfect tool for engaging children in the development of social skills. Includes 56 emotion-oes cards.
4 years & up. Discover and explore emotions in art with these unique Mix & Match Illustrating Emotions Stencils for Arts and Crafts. Each diverse boy and girl represents a basic emotion. These emotion stencils promote socioemotional learning, fine motor skills, and creativity. Use these stencils in an interactive lesson about emotions and how to regulate each of them. Trace the stencils to create over 30 different combinations! This set includes 6 stencils measuring approximately 8"L… More »
This resource offers early childhood professionals research-based strategies to enhance children's social and emotional health, as well as checklists and tips for improving the overall quality of programs.
3 years & up. Model and practice empathy with the Walk In My Shoes Mat and Activity Guide to help children learn to be more empathic and appreciate how different people express their feelings. Provide children the emotional tools they need as you demonstrate and practice appropriate responses about feelings and emotions. Mat measures 60"L x 40"W and rolls easily for storage.
3 years & up. Give the children in your classroom an opportunity to identify their personal feelings with 50 common life scenarios. Children may not always feel the same way as their peers in specific situations and life events. This set gives them the self-discovery tools needed to evaluate how they feel and to understand that others may not feel the same way. Includes a set of emotions tiles for 10 children (depicting 6 emotions each), instruction cards, and 50 scenario cards.
3 years & up. Cooperative games eliminate stress, build self-esteem, and teach kids that playing together can be fun! Unlike a traditional game where there is only one winner, in a cooperative game the players work as a team against a common obstacle, not against each other. Children learn to share, make decisions together, and play together in respectful and compassionate ways. Board games include: Feed The Wozzle, Hoot Owl Hoot, Stone Soup, and Count Your Chickiens. Set of 4 games.
3 years & up. This beautifully crafted set of tactile stones is engraved with faces showing 12 common emotions. Children learn about feelings by watching others. Using these emotion stones give children an activity to promote emotional development. These stones include happiness, fear, sadness, surprise, anger, confused, shyness, and more. These stones are durable in sand and water, indoors and out, providing opportunities to explore emotions across different environments. Set of 12 stones measure 2.25" wide each.
Grades 1 - 5. Addressing morals, manners, empathy, friendship, showing and managing emotions, these games encourage discussion among children about proper social behavior as they strive to find the best solution to problems. These games cover socially challenging situations and together the group decides upon the best action. This encourages all players to communicate, listen and participate in the game. Set contains six game boards, 24 counters, one die, and one spinner.
The Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) is a 72-item, standardized,norm-referenced behavior rating scale that assesses the social-emotional competencies that serve as protective factors for children in kindergarten through the eighth grade. Standard scores can be used to calibrate each child?s competence in each of the eight dimensions and guide school/program-wide, classwide, and individual strategies to promote those competencies. Nationally normed on 2,500 children, the DESSA continues… More »
4 years & up. This collection of books will inspire children to be the best them that they can be. Through these uplifting stories children will find the importance of empowering yourself, making a difference for others, finding happiness in who you are, dreaming big dreams and staying true to yourself. Set of 4 hardcover books.
Grades K - 8. The Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) is a behavior rating scale completed by parents, teachers, and after school staff, which assesses skills related to social-emotional competence, resilience, and academic success. The DESSA kit includes the manual, norms reference card, and 25 hand-scorable paper record forms in a vinyl portfolio. The DESSA Scoring Assistant program provides on-line administration, scoring, and interpretation. A classroom/group profile, which identifies… More »
3 - 8 years. Help your children exercise their critical skills with this What Would You Do? In a Jar® - Cards with Daily Dilemmas for Young Children. This jar includes scenarios to help children of all ages develop necessary decision making skills. This jar is perfect for starting conversations with your children and seeing how they would navigate different situations. Jar contains 101 cards.
3 years & up. Kaplan's Emotion Sorting Boxes help children identify and sort through their feelings. The set includes 20 scenario tiles and 4 emotion boxes with 4 different expressions. Children will choose a tile, identify what is happening in the picture and how they would feel if they experienced that scenario, and then place their tile in the box that best represents that emotion. Makes a fantastic children's emotional health activity!