Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is defined as the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. During this time of social distancing, greater attention needs to be given to these skills and families are taking on providing their children with the academic environment needed to support “remote learning”. Here are some resources to help you navigate this topic.
*The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is offering free webinars every Friday to address how SEL can be most helpful in response to today’s circumstances and offers a full range of resources to families.
* A Parent's Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning is a curated list of articles and videos for parents about fostering skills like kindness, empathy, resilience, perseverance, and focus in children.
*This site has several downloadable activities to do as a family.
*Sesame Street has complied resources to promote caring for each other and are adding resources to the site on a regular basis. Depending on the age of your child, this may be very useful.
* If you’re anxious about how to protect and nurture kids through this crisis, this resource should be helpful.
*Social Thinking materials and resources provide support to navigate the social world, foster relationships, and improve their performance at school, at home, and at work. The article discusses the change we are experiencing with social distancing and the second link provides free materials to use with you child.
*This site has an extensive list of resources from a variety of sources. There are tips for self-care and a nice video on coronavirus to show your child.