• Social and Emotional Learning Opportunities for Families

    Thanks for checking this section out. The links on this page can spark a great conversation. Watch the following videos with your child or children and talk about what the social and emotional skills actually look in their lives (recess, lunch, when they find something to be difficult in class).

    Early Learning (PreK-1)

    • Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is an animated program for preschoolers ages 2 to 4 which builds on the pioneering PBS series, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Join Daniel Tiger and his friends as they learn to deal with big feelings and problem-solving.

    • Howard B Wigglebottom on We Do Listen Website with videos. Howard gets into a lot of trouble for not listening. When he becomes a better listener, his life improves dramatically. Tips and lessons and a poster are included. Educator and counselor endorsed.

    • Little Children, Big Challenges: Committee for Children and Sesame Street have partnered to create a collection of resources for young children facing significant challenges. These materials, aimed at building children’s resilience, may be useful for educators and families.

    • Managing Big Emotions: A whole library of resources for teaching feelings and emotions to kids, at home or school.

    Elementary (K-5)

    • Top 10 Videos on Social Emotional Learning by Sarah BehmAre you looking to enhance your student’s or child’s learning about social emotional skills? Look no further! After working with several esteemed educators last year, I noticed that many teachers were on the lookout for high quality videos with a proactive and positive message. So, I created a long list of videos that you can find here

    • In this classroom challenge, set to the song “Can’t Stop the Feeling” from the movie Trolls, families will use the 360º video to take students on a treasure hunt. Families will look for their favorite Second Step characters, like Puppy and Snail, plus Second Step skills, Troll wigs, beach balls, and more!
    • The Imagine Neighborhood: This new podcast for families is designed to help children and grown-ups practice their social-emotional skills. Each episode tells a story that’s amazing, fantastical, and maybe a little bananas, while it tackles the big feelings that come with growing up.

    • Managing Big Emotions: A whole library of resources for teaching feelings and emotions to kids, at home or school.

    • Captain Compassion®: Here, children can find games, comics, and activities they can do on their own, or with their families, to learn about how they can help stop bullying.

    • Mind Yeti®: Fifteen of our mindfulness program sessions are now available for anyone to use, no experience necessary! Designed for educators and families to do alongside children, or for older children to do on their own, Mind Yeti provides a great way for everyone to practice mindfulness during this difficult time.
    • Hot Chocolate Talk: A resource to help families talk with their children about child sexual abuse. Families may be spending a lot more time together during school closures, which makes this an opportune time to have these difficult but very important conversations.

    • Internet Safety - Be Safer Online!: Learn with Nettie, Webster, and Clicky, the internet safety robot about digital safety. Includes videos, games & offline activities.

     

    Middle School (5-8)

    • ParenTeen Connect: For families with older children, this resource provides an online experience they can share together. It’s loaded with videos, resources, and useful advice to help teens and the adults in their lives address hot-button topics.

    • Hot Chocolate Talk: A resource to help families talk with their children about child sexual abuse. Families may be spending a lot more time together during school closures, which makes this an opportune time to have these difficult but very important conversations.

    • Digital Citizenship: This video series presents digital safety lessons in a fun and age-appropriate manner. Tweens engage with the animated cast of NS High. 

     

    High School (9-12)

    • YouTube-Guided Meditation for High School Students: Sal Khan from Khan Academy has found meditation to be a good strategy for stress and anxiety reduction, in addition to enjoying the fullness of life. Join him on his very first guided meditation recording.

    • Hot Chocolate Talk: A resource to help families talk with their children about child sexual abuse. Families may be spending a lot more time together during school closures, which makes this an opportune time to have these difficult but very important conversations.

    • Digital Citizenship: This video series presents digital safety lessons in a fun and age-appropriate manner. Tweens engage with the animated cast of NS High.

    *Please note that the Freeport School District does not recommend, suggest or require the purchasing of any of the advertisements that may be on these sites.