Resources for Parents and Guardians
Social Emotional Learning Resources
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. – from the Collaborative on Academic Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
Social and emotional learning at home is critical, especially while schools are closed and all learning is taking place in the home. Students need SEL support as much as they do academic support.
Social and Emotional Learning Resource List for Parents
- Free Social Emotional Learning Activities from Centervention
- Emotional Intelligence Apps and Games
- Parent Tool Kit: Social & Emotional Development
- SEL in Homes and Communities
- Mindful Remote Learning Resources
- Edutopia: SEL Strategies for Parents
- Edutopia: A Parent’s Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning
- Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning: Family Tools
- NAEYC: Building Social and Emotional Skills at Home
- Committee for Children: Let’s Talk SEL
- 21 Resources for Emotional Health During Coronavirus Times, as feelings escalate, it’s time for more Emotional Intelligence
- Helping students process their feelings during remote learning
Basic Needs Resources
Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, Communities In Schools of Central Texas has compiled a list of resources for the the students we serve, their families, and others in our community.
- BrainPOP – Click here for free access to academic content through the end of the year. Engaging content for multiple subjects and grade levels.
- STEM Teaching Tools
- Discovery Education – Click here for online K-12 curriculum; free of charge through end of year.
- Khan Academy – Click here for free age-appropriate sample daily schedules, K-12 math content, additional subjects for many grades, SAT-prep.
- Learning A-Z (Raz-Kids, Headsprout) – Click here for free engaging online materials for 29 reading levels, interactive features, and quizzes. Includes material for English language learners. Free through the end of the year.
- PBS Kids – Parents can sign up for daily newsletter with tips and activities to use a wealth of free learning resources from PBS. Click here for more.
- Storytime from Space – Click here to watch videos of astronauts reading children’s books on the International Space Station.
- Hour of Code – Click here to learn how to code with games in over 45 languages.