Pinterest Book Activity
Prior to beginning work on this assignment, read the article How Can We Help Kids With Self-Regulation (Links to an external site.)(Child Mind Institute, n.d.) and access the Pinterest Book Activity Template. If you have never used Pinterest before, it is recommended that you watch the following video: How to Use Pinterest for Beginners A 2017 Tutorial (Links to an external site.) (LaLas World, 2017).
Self-regulation is the ability to manage your emotions and behavior in accordance with the demands of the situation. It includes being able to resist highly emotional reactions to upsetting stimuli, to calm yourself down when you get upset, to adjust to a change in expectations, and to handle frustration without an outburst. It is a set of skills that enables children, as they mature, to direct their own behavior towards a goal, despite the unpredictability of the world and their own feelings (Child Mind Institute, n.d., para 3).
Part 1: Create a Pinterest board titled “Children’s Books for Teaching Self-Regulation. Search Pinterest (Links to an external site.)and find 10 children’s books that could be used to teach children about self-regulation. Pin each book to your board (you can pin more if you choose). If you do not have a Pinterest account, you will need to create one for this assignment. Make sure your board is set to “Public.”
Part 2: Pinterest Book Activity Template. Open the Pinterest Book Activity Template and complete the following items:
· Provide the link to the Pinterest board you created in Part 1.
· List the 10 books you selected, state the author and title, and provide a two to three sentence summary that includes how the book relates to teaching self-regulation.
· Create a developmentally appropriate, engaging lesson to teach children about self-regulation using one of the books from your Pinterest board. Fill in only the Lesson Plan Template sections in the following list::
o Age and grade of the children you are working with
o Length of the lesson: For example, the lesson will take 30 minutes
o Goal (State the purpose of the lesson)
o Objective (Identify the lesson objectives—what students will be able to know or do at the end of the lesson. The objective(s) should focus on self-regulation.)
o Materials needed throughout the lesson
o Lesson development (Describe the steps taken to teach the lesson. This should be detailed enough so that another teacher could use these directions to implement the lesson.)
· Explain why your lesson and book are appropriate for teaching self-regulation; this should be at least a half-page of rationale.
Part 3: Post Book List to Canvas Class Resource Page. For this course, we will create an ECE332 list of books that can be used to support children’s emotional development. Please go to this Canvas Class Resource Pageand list the books you identified that can be used to support children’s emotional development. As you complete your courses, it is the hope that you gain tools and resources that you can use as a teacher. Having a list of books that relate to specific learning objectives and content areas can be very beneficial.
Canvas Class Resource Page –
Mindful Bea and the Worry Tree:Gail Silver
This book tells the story of a young girl who is awaiting guests for her birthday party and she is so worried that everything needs to go perfect. She starts to worry so much that her stomach hurts. She controls these worries by doing slow breathing exercises which helps with her self regulation.
Grumpy Pants: Claire Messer
This book tells the story of a penguin who is having a bad day. No matter what he does the feeling just will not go away. In order to self regulate he washes the day away and starts over.
The Huge Bag of Worries: Virginia Ironside
Everywhere Jenny goes worries follow her in her big bag. In order to self regulate she decides to get rid of worries that belong to other people and get solve her own worries.
Listening to my Body: Gabi Garcia
This book guides children through the process of noticing and naming their feelings and the physical sensations that accompany them so that they can self-regulate and develop a deeper sense of well-being
The Way I Act: Steve Metzger
This book gives fun examples of scenarios that helps the children talk about how they feel about each page. This self regulates children by helping them identify their feelings.
I Can Do That: Kayla Marnack
In this book strategies are shared from a child’s point of view, empowering the child to effectively learn and practice ways they can control their emotions and actions when they feel themselves becoming dysregulated
I Will be Okay! : Laurie Wright
This book gives different scenarios of a child thinking about what will happen next and if it will be okay. Each time he realizes he will be okay and this helps him self regulate and know what to expect.
Breathe like a Bear: Kira Willey
This book gives 30 different examples about how to do exercises that help children self regulate. It gives many ideas that can be used to help children “breath like a bear”
I Hate Everything: Sue Graves
In this book a young child is having a bad day and decides that he hates everything. He visits with his aunt who helps him come up with ways to deal with his anger and frustration.
Even Superheroes Have Bad Days: Shelly Becker
This book showcases the many ways superheroes (and children) can resist the super-temptation to cause a scene when they’re sad, mad, frustrated, lonely, or afraid. This book helps kids regulate when they are feeling overwhelmed.
Shubert is a S.T.A.R. By Dr. Becky A. Bailey
Shubert comes to school grumpy and hurts his friends feelings, he also does some other things that are unsafe. This story helps teach calming strategies for that grumpy and moody student.
I’m in charge of Me! By: David Parker
This story discusses ow a child makes their own choices on how they act and what they do throughout the day. The child in the story is demonstrating good behaviors over the bad behaviors.
What were you thinking? By: Bryan Smith
This book focuses on children’s impulses. Braydens’ mother in this story teaches him all about impulse control.
My Magic Breathe By: Nick Ortiner & Alison Taylor
My Magic Breath focuses on breathing exercises. It teaches the reader to focus on a question when breathing in and answering the question when releasing the breath of air.
You Get What You Get By: Julie Gassman
This story is about Melvin (a squirrel) who did not get what he wanted and did not do well with disappointment. His teacher had a rule at school “you get what you get and you don’t throw a fit.” One day Melvin blurted it out at home and his parents and sister taught him a lesson. This will be the rule at home also. This teaches the students that you should not throw a fit even when you are disappointed in what you didn’t get.
A Quiet Place By: Douglas Wood
A Quiet Place is about needing a place where there is no noise to focus. This will allow you to focus on your own thoughts. It discusses different places you can find a quiet place to do so.
When Sophie gets Angry, Really Really Angry By: Molly Bang
This book describes what happens when Sophie gets mad and upset. It teaches children like Sophie how to talk about their feelings and ways to coop with them.
Waiting is not easy By: Mo Willems
Mo Willems has the Elephant, in this story waiting for a surprise from the Pig, which is not easy for the Elephant to wait. The surprise was a show in the night. This teaches the reader that patience is importing for something good to happen.
Remy the Rhino Learns Patience By: Andy McGuire
This book showed how the Rhino got aggravated and upset at little things. Until one day he charged at an animal and got his horn stuck in a tree. He then learned patience while waiting for help to get unstuck.
The Very Impatient Caterpillar By: Ross Burach
This book focuses on patience. The caterpillar in this story is very impatient when he was turning into a butterfly. He had to wait for two weeks in order to metamorphize into the beautiful creature. He did however overcome his impatience and made it the two weeks.
You Get What You Get By: Julie Gassman
This is a book that shows a boy throwing a fit. This will teach kids how to deal with disappointment and learn the overall saying. “you get what you get and you don’t throw a fit.”
I Can Handle It/Laurie Wright
This book is part of a Mindful Mantra series that teaches children how they can deal with stressful or unfavorable situations. The author employs easy to remember repetition to teach the mantra, “I can handle it” which also serves to build self-efficacy.
Wild Feelings/David Milgrim
This picture book likens feelings to familiar animal counterparts. This relates these new and sometimes strong emotions into terms that children can grasp. The book also assures its readers that the emotions they make go through are normal and that they are not alone in their experiences.
It’s Hard to Be Five: Jaime Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell
The authors do a great job of relating the five year old experience through this picture book. The story depicts typical scenarios, as well as emotions, that challenge young children to exact self-control. It offers great examples of positive behaviors for children to emulate.
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