SEL Center

Reading materials that support social and emotional learning, brought to you by Reading Is Fundamental.

This special collection from Reading Is Fundamental was created to support the teaching of social and emotional skills. Childhood is a critical time for the development of these skills and the literature for young students reflects that. The materials you’ll find here focus on four kid-friendly core components of SEL: Feelings, Friendship, Fairness, and Focus.

Reading Is Fundamental is committed to ensuring that every child can read and our SEL collection supports that mission. These stories and activities will help children develop their understanding of themselves and the world, while having fun and building their literacy skills, too!

Tips & Tools

Resources to help you engage young children in reading about social and emotional learning topics. From read-aloud activities to suggestions for tracking success, this section helps you help them.

Research & Rationale

The importance of social and emotional learning is well-documented and supported by a broad spectrum of research. This area includes curated material that presents the research and rationale behind the focus on these core skills in children.