I’m always looking for new books to read to my students.
I’ve recently been on the hunt for books to help my students with being able to regulate their bodies. A librarian friend of mine found a good stash of new books at our school about this topic and I wanted to share them with you!
Emotions are hard to describe and often I find that books are the best way for students to understand that others have emotions. I hope you find this list to be of use with your students!
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HOW DO DINOSAURS SAY I’M MAD?
OH NO, GEORGE!
This book is short and entertaining for many age groups and I will admit it is one of my favourite of the selections here.
THE LOUD BOOK!
Do your students understand what is loud? This book reminds students in a variety of different ways that they could possibly have heard loud noises in their lives in a socially acceptable manner. This book is simple for young children to understand and is a quick read.
I SPEAK DINOSAUR!
Do your students have trouble knowing how dinosaurs behave? Do they have too much energy and play in destructive ways? This book may be just right for them as they learn socially acceptable ways play dinosaur without scaring others around them.
WAITING IS NOT EASY
By: Mo Willems
Piggy has a surprise for Elephant. Elephant isn’t sure waiting for this surprise is worth it. Curiosity gets the better half of Elephant in the end. Check this book out to find out if he enjoys the surprise!
HOWARD B. WIGGLEBOTTOM LEARNS TO LISTEN
Howard really struggles to listen while he is at school and follow the classroom routines. Discover what happens to Howard as a result in this story! Will he end up making good choices in the end?
NONI SAYS NO
TUMFORDS RUDE NOISES
Tumford has a lot of fun making lots of rude noises. In a “cat-friendly” way children learn about a variety of different bodily functions and that they do occur but are not welcome by others in public.