Helping students learn to control their feelings and behaviors can be challenging. Read alouds can help! Here are a few picture books about self control for the classroom.
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It’s Hard to Be a Verb by Julia Cook
Louis has a hard time keeping his “wiggles” under control. His teacher tells him that he needs to learn to focus, but Louis still has a hard time. Then Louis’ mom finds way to teach him how to take control of his need to wiggle and move.
The Way I Act by Steve Metzger
A great book to teach students about self-control and emotional regulation. It explores how different types of behaviors look and feel. The Way I Act would lead to great discussions about how feelings lead to actions.
Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
Papa tells Little Chicken not to interrupt during their bedtime story. But Little Chicken just can’t help it! A silly book to help students understand how to show self-control during a read aloud.
Grab this interactive read aloud for Interrupting Chicken!
My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook
Louis has a lot of thoughts and he just has to share them with others. The words just erupt out of his mouth, like a volcano! This story teaches students a witty technique to capture their thoughts and words for an appropriate time.
A Little Spot of Patience by Diane Alber
Is it possible to actually enjoy waiting?? The Patience Spot is here to teach students how to wait, even when it is hard. The book shares lots of ways to make waiting a lot more fun!
Want more book titles? Check out this blog post for picture books about self management skills!
What are some other picture books about self control that you read aloud in your classroom?
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