SEL Resources to Use at Home

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Try building your child’s Self-Awareness with this fun activity, “Me-Moticons.”  During this home activity, your child will think about their own emotions and begin to expand their “feelings vocabulary”.

A child’s realistic understanding of his/her strengths and limitations and consistent desire for self-improvement.

Taking Turns and Making Munchies

Improve your child’s self-management with the “Taking Turns and Making Munchies” activity where you’ll start to see your child’s skills progress through practice.

A child’s success in controlling his or her emotions and behaviors, to complete a task or succeed in a new or challenging situation.

Helping Each Other by Forgiving

Through this fun home activity, open the door to an increased awareness and shared understanding of the value of forgiveness as a universal part of healthy relationships.

A child’s capacity to interact with others in a way that shows respect for their ideas and behaviors, recognizes her/his impacts on them, and uses cooperation and tolerance in social situations.

Who is Great at This?!

Reinforce actions that promote and maintain healthy relationship skills through “Who is Great at This?!”. This story-sharing activity will bring some fun to your day while helping to strengthen your child’s relationships with family and friends.

Relationship Skills
A child’s consistent performance of social acceptable actions that promote and maintain positive connections with others.

Working to Make Dreams Come True

In this activity, “Working to Make Dreams Come True”, your child will learn how to set meaningful, attainable goals. They will learn to recognize the process of reaching the results they desire and, with your help, will begin to set goals for their personal and academic lives.

Goal-Directed Behavior
A child’s initiation of, and persistence in completing, tasks of varying difficulty.

Helping Each Other Grow

Children feel powerful when they realize they can use their own strengths to help others get better at tasks. In this activity, families have the opportunity to discuss responsibilities children feel they maintain well. By encouraging thoughtful discussion, families can ensure children understand why personal responsibility is important and recognize that children AND adults have to be responsible for their actions.

Personal Responsibility
A child’s tendency to be careful and reliable in her/his actions and contributing to group efforts.

What Matters Most

 This activity, “What Matters Most,”  will reinforce the importance of talking regularly with people we look up to, trust, and care about as well as the power of getting advice from a caring adult. Help your child learn good decision-making skills.

A child’s approach to problem solving that involves learning from others and from her/his own previous experiences, using her/his values to guide action, and accepting responsibility for their decisions.

Encouragement Folders

“Encouragement Folders” are a great way to promote Optimistic Thinking. Children can make these folders and keep them at home or take them to school. These folders will remind students that their families are “rooting for them” and supporting their personal and academic successes.

Optimistic Thinking
A child’s attitude of confidence, hopefulness, and positive thinking regarding life situations in the past, present, and future.

Looking for more information?

Use this resource guide from Edutopia for even more SEL resources for families.

SEL Family Resources