We always expect our students to behave appropriately in social situations. But, sometimes, they just don’t know how! Read alouds are a great way to help them. Here is a list of my favorite picture books about social expectations!
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We Don’t Eat Our Classmates! by Ryan T. Higgins
Penelope is so excited to start school. But, her class is full of children and children are delicious! Penelope wants to make friends, but that is hard when she keeps trying to eat them. Then she discovers how the children might feel about her.
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Perfectly Polite Penguins by Georgiana Deutsch
Penguins are always polite. except Polly. She interrupts, makes a mess and refuses to clean up. Soon, all the other penguins are copying Polly! Can she make it right again?
I Want to Win! by Sue Graves
Bella always needs to win. And when something is too hard, she gives up. Bella learns that it isn’t about winning or losing, it’s about trying, enjoying the game, and being happy when others do well.
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice by Julia Cook
Isabella speaks very loudly. Her teacher takes the time to teach her that there are 5 different volumes of voices and appropriate times to use each one. This book will lead to lots of discussion about volume control, especially in the classroom.
What are some other picture books about social expectations that you read aloud in your classroom?
Check out this blog post for more picture books about social awareness skills!
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