Bibliotherapy, or the use of books as therapy, can be such a great addition to our special education classrooms! Where to begin? Here's a few of my favorites.
I've mentioned her before, and I'll say it again, and again, and again... best author everrrrr! Her books are specific, engaging, and so effective for students with lagging social skills. Check out her website here, where you can search for books by topic. She gets as specific as books on stealing, handling feedback, digital footprints, and how to handle farting (seriously!!!!).
I have a set of about 20 of her books and book companions, thanks to super generous donors. Check out my Donors Choose project if you want some inspiration on creating your own project to gain some of her amazing books!
Do you know about FirstBook? It's an incredible organization and store: a nonprofit, store and mission all in one! They have entire sets of Social - Emotional books, also sorted by skill type. The best part? HIGH QUALITY, FREE, downloadable resources to accompany many of the books! While of course nothing is one size fits all, isn't it great to have a start on some questions, discussion starters, and activities you could use for some of these books?
In case your curious, here's some of our personal classroom favorites!