Reading and understanding social cues can be tricky for kids! Using picture books can help students understand what they mean. Here is a list of my favorite picture books about social cues.
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You Will Be My Friend! by Peter Brown
Lucy the Bear is looking for a friend. She’s pushy and loud, however, which isn’t attractive to the other animals. Will Lucy be able to calm down and find a friend?
Personal Space Camp by Julia Cook
This story makes learning about personal space a meaningful and fun experience. Full of strategies to help students understand what personal space means.
Clark the Shark by Bruce Hale
Clark loves life! Maybe he loves it a little too enthusiastically though. His teacher, Mrs. Inkydink, helps him to figure out how to control himself and understand his friends’ social cues.
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Don’t Touch My Hair! by Sharee Miller
Aria loves her soft and bouncy hair, but everyone else does too. Other people are constantly touching it. Empowers children to stand up for themselves if something makes them feel uncomfortable.
Freddie the Fly: Connect the Dots by Kimberly Delude
Freddie keeps missing social cues and often misunderstands what people mean. This leads to quite the mess! His dad and principal help him to connect the dots – voice tone, facial expressions and body language – to understand others.
What are some other picture books about social cues that you read aloud in your classroom?
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