Reading books is a wonderful way to connect with children while also teaching important lessons in a developmentally appropriate way. Referring to books and social stories when approaching difficult topics such as anger and jealousy makes it easier for children to see the world through another person’s perspective–it also helps to strengthen insight and self-reflection. 


Zones of Regulation and Second Step are two great SEL programs used at Arnold. Below are two book lists that are aligned with these programs. 


Zones of Regulation aligned books here.

Second Step aligned books here.