Self-Regulation is when we can tell how we are feeling and able to decide what we need to feel better. Using books in the classroom or therapy room is a great way to introduce self-regulation skills. Read on to see my favorite 5 books for teaching self-regulation and self-control.
Students will get to help Danny choose what choices he will make in this book with 8 different endings!
My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook is about teaching children to control thoughts and emotions and learning not to interrupt.
Clark the Shark by Bruce Hale is about boisterous enthusiasm and knowing when to use an inside voice.
You Get What you Get by Julie Glassman is all about dealing with disappointment.
Waiting is Not Easy by Mo Willems is a book about learning how to wait.
These 5 books hit many different types of self-regulation skills and are great resources to add to your list.
What is self regulation?
Self-Regulation is when we can tell how we are feeling and able to decide what we need to feel better. A lot of our students don’t inherently have self-regulation skills and need to be directly taught. They also might not know what they like or don’t like for calm down tools yet. Using visuals for self-regulation is a great way to familiarize students with these things.