Books, Websites and Videos


List of picture books about emotions by category:

List of emotion books for children:

WorryWoo Books

Smart Girl’s Guide books

Inside Out movie companion books

"The Mouse, The Monster and Me: Assertiveness for young people" - Pat Palmer Ed.D. (kids book)

"Liking Myself" - Pat Palmer Ed.D. (kids book)

"Creating Emotionally Literate Classrooms: An introduction to the ruler approach to social and emotional learning" - Marc A. Brackett & Janet Pickard Kreminitzer

"Social and Emotional Learning in the Classroom: Promoting mental health and academic success" - Kenneth W. Merrell and Barbara A. Gueldner

Childs Work Childs Play- Activities for Building Character and Social Emotional Learning

Promoting Social and Emotional Learning: Guidelines for Educators - Maurice J. Elias, Joseph E. Zins...

Building Academic Success on Social and Emotional Learning: What does the research say? - Joseph E. Zins, Roger P. Weissberg, Margaret C. Wang, and Herbert J. Walberg

Building Emotional Intelligence: Techniques to Cultivate Inner Strength in Children by Linda Lantieri

Resources / Websites

Collaborative for Social, Academic, and Emotional Learning have resources such as videos and articles that discuss how to implement SEL in schools, research on benefits of SEL, self-assessment tools and goal worksheets for students

The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning: this article talks about teaching a child to identify and express emotions

The Toolbox Project SEL program with videos:

Ideas for teaching emotional literacy to kids on Pinterest

Activities to Increase Emotional Vocabulary:

Free lesson plans and activities:

Emotional Intelligence for kids 8-10:

Ideas for teaching children a vocabulary for emotions:

List of emotional intelligence activities for kids:

List of SEL Programs and resources:

Fostering Emotional Literacy in Young Children: Labeling Emotions

Kimochis (educational toys to foster emotional intelligence and self-esteem):

What do you feel? (emotional learning cards):

Feelings Games

CASEL Guide to Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs (Middle and High School Edition)


Emotions in Motion

The Feelings Song

Puppet show – Decisions. Making the right choices

5 Keys to Social and Emotional Learning Success