Official Website of:
The Best Friends
a social-emotional learning
curriculum for young children
The Best Friends Book Club is an
program for preschool through third
grade,that provides young children
with the skills and tools to build
the fivecritical areas of social-emotional
development: self awareness, social awareness,
relationshipawareness, self management,
and responsible decision making.
ALL the visual supports and reproducibles for the program are available digitally with purchase of the program manual!
That includes posters, intention cards, stick puppet patterns,
foldable mini-books, sticker charts, skills checklists—all of the
great visuals in the manual for printing, making bulletin boards,
or projecting on your interactive whiteboard—
all at NO ADDITIONAL COST so that you can get your materials prepared this summer and start the 2018-19 school year
ready to roll!
A framework for controlling thoughts that interfere with peace and happiness.
An illustrated anthem for unity, inclusion, and loving kindness.
We each have unique talents and interests that make us special.
Explores our relationship with the beautiful endangered animals that share our planet.
Provides children an introduction to an emotional vocabulary and also provides helpful suggestions for managing uncomfortable emotions.
Provides a “call and response” verse for the most common segments of a typical day at school.
Offers a flexible, yet structured approach to embedding mindfulness activities within the classroom or other structured group
A coloring journal or naming and taming my thoughts.
We can look at every change as an opportunity to learn and grow.
We all share this beautiful planet with all of it’s inhabitants.
Provides a message of unconditional love and acceptance.
When we allow ourselves to need one another, we are one step closer to a peaceful, happy world.
Provides memorable phrases to use as a positive focus while breathing in and out for self-calming and emotional management
We are all completely different up close but the farther you get away from us, the more we look the same
Even if we can't do great things, we can do small things with great love.
This book is about living your life in a helpful and compassionate way —the foundation of our Best Friends Book Club Social Emotional Learning Curriculum
A tribute to teachers everywhere!
For all the special teachers in our lives!
The concept of mindfulness meditation is to let go of the future and past in order to spend some precious time in the present moment.
It is easy to view setbacks or obstacles to being happy and successful, but they don't have
The words we use when we talk to ourselves in positive, encouraging ways can change our thoughts and the way we live our lives.
ART and GIFTS
Bright, colorful prints
(framed or unframed)
and gift items from the books
Tees, hoodies, and tanks for adults, babies and toddlers