When it comes to social-emotional learning (SEL), helping children understand self-awareness can be challenging. Not only is SEL self-awareness a demonstration of students knowing how they’re feeling, it’s a comprehension of how those feelings impact their behavior and affect those around them. At Really Good Stuff®, we’ve curated a selection of self-awareness resources that help children recognize and identify their emotions.
From SEL picture books to puzzles, games, and other SEL self-awareness activities, discover a range of helpful tools that children can engage with in groups or on their own. Our Excellerations® Let’s Talk About Feelings and Emotions are a great self-awareness resource to get started with, and these book sets can be ordered with corresponding dolls that better help children concretely see emotions. We also offer a range of Excellerations® Emotions and Moods Posters, puzzles, and games that use real photos to help children access their feelings.
Going Beyond Self-Awareness
Our SEL self-awareness activities are strongly rooted in just one of the 5 pillars of social-emotional learning. Once students have a better understanding of their feelings and how those feelings inform their actions, they can take it a step further and learn about self-management, decision-making, social awareness, and relationship skills. SEL resources and activities like these can lay the foundation for lifelong success beyond education. With the right tools and skills, students can tap into a greater understanding that will help them throughout their lives.