Social Emotional Resources

We've created this webpage to serve as a resource for parents to help support their children's social emotional learning. Please check back regularly as this page will be updated as new information and resources become available. Parents/caregivers if you need specfic resources or have question or concerns regarding the social emotional needs of your child, please reach out to our social worker, Ms. Stremplewski at stremplewskin@cm201u.org.

Guided Calming Videos:


Bee Breathing -
https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/bee-breath

 

Bunny Breathing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8-MrO-so0Q

 

Elmo Belly Breathe - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mZbzDOpylA

 

Esme and Roy Breathe - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c646TZ_E18A

 

Esme and Roy Glitter Jar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gy1brc8B-c

 

Bring It Down breathing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRkILioT_NA

 

Rainbow breathing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O29e4rRMrV4


Victorious - Flow GoNoodle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC0m_-HQcRU&t=121s


Let’s Unwind - Flow GoNoodle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4gkvyZYxb0


Melting - Flow GoNoodle -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTzXFPh6CPI


Sensory Soothing Visual Therapy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xir91dOrO64

 

Square breathing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFdZXwE6fRE


4-7-8 Breathing Exercise - by GoZen! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxbdx-SeOOo


Progressive Muscle Relaxation for Kids  -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDKyRpW-Yuc


3 Minutes Body Scan Meditation-Mindfulness for Kids and Adults: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihwcw_ofuME


Mindful Minute: Quick Mindfulness Meditation Exercise for Kids by GoZen!  -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZME0JKiweL4

 

Mind Yeti - this link will take you to the Mind Yeti playlist on YouTube. There are 19 videos total in the playlist https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Aicy3GqIHBgEvSpL2CWfA/playlists



Guided Yoga Videos:


Cosmic Yoga for Kids -- They have some really cool story-telling yoga videos (including: Frozen, Moana, Trolls, Pokemon and Minecraft!)

This is the link to the playlist of videos (59 videos total).


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8snGkhBF7njuEl8V642ZeFwcbVRRPFLG


Yoga For Kids - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X655B4ISakg


Yoga for Kids with Animals - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XCQfYsFa3Q


Rainbow Yoga - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF7O6-QabIo


Yoga Ed. has a TON of guided videos for all ages. Here is the link to their YouTube channel: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZkbiujyDoXqoPPr5D74I7A


Yoga Ed, also has different playlists--here are a couple:

Here is the link to the playlist of “Yoga Classes for Children” (36 videos total) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtKFn2-K_dbB0uljE2gZaInrx0LDjfrHm


Here is the link to the playlist of “Chair Yoga Classes for Children” (9 videos total)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtKFn2-K_dbAMXcyex3wonOfq4sduM9fU


Yoga For Beginners | 20 Minute Kids Yoga Class with Yoga Ed. | Ages 3-5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBko9JPMtHs


Movement For Kids | 20 Minute Kids Yoga Class with Yoga Ed. | Ages 6-8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Luzy017rIFA


Yoga For Beginners | 20 Minute Kids Yoga Class with Yoga Ed. | Ages 9-10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM5MGLMNN_E


Imagine Neighborhood

The Imagine Neighborhood is a podcast designed to help children and their grown ups grow their social-emotional skills.

What is Social Emotional Learning?

Social-emotional learning (or SEL) is sometimes called emotional intelligence or people skills. SEL helps people build their empathy and relationship skills and manage big emotions.  

Having strong social-emotional skills help kids and their grown-ups communicate better, manage their conflicts, and solve problems together. 

How does the show work? 

No one gives a toddler a book and expects them to immediately know how to read. Reading is a skill that’s taught.  The same is true with skills like sharing, making friends, or empathizing with someone else’s feelings. In the Imagine Neighborhood, we use stories, music, and activities to help kids and their grown-ups develop these skills. And we give grown-ups extra tools, like activities and conversation starters, that match the topic of each show’s story. 


The show is based on the award-winning SEL curriculum Second Step. Second Step reaches over 15 million kids around the world, every year.


There are several podcasts specifically created for helping children understand and process feelings about the Corona Virus and the Stay at Home order. Check out the Imagine Neighborhood podcasts and resources created by Mrs. Corrigan, click here

At home learning activities

Keep in mind that many activities that can easily be done at home or for fun are considered learning activities too!  learning activities

Online Tutoring

 

Are you interested in online tutoring while we are in this remote learning period? Illinois retired teachers would be providing tutoring/mentoring.

Below is information on the linked website for parents about how it all works.

  • By signing-up you volunteer your child to be matched with an Illinois Retired Teacher (if available).
  • Mentors can teach, tutor or advise in whatever means they feel appropriate.
  • Mentors set their own schedules. 
  • Mentors determine which communication platform they want to use for lessons/mentorship sessions; i.e. Skype, Facetime, Zoom, Whatsapp, Facebook, etc.
  • Mentors determine the frequencies of online sessions.
  • Mentorships will last until the end of the school year or June 1, 2020.
  • Mentors agree to tutor for free and either party may cancel at any time. 
  • Only names and email addresses will be shared between students and mentors.

https://form.jotform.com/200925375691157

 

ISBE Resources

 

ISBE has provided links to mental health resources (specific to COVID-19) on their School Wellness page. Here is the link to the ISBE page that has the resources: 

 

https://www.isbe.net/mentalhealth

SNAP Resources

The SNAP program is currently offering an extension of benefits to families who receive free or reduced lunches when school is in session (through the National School Lunch Program). 
This benefit extension is called: Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Snap Benefits.

Here is a link to a brochure with more information on the program and instructions on how to apply: 
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/OneNetLibrary/27897/documents/Brochures/4980.pdf 
As long as your family receives free or reduced lunches when school is in session, you can apply (even if your family does not receive regular SNAP benefits).
If your family currently receives SNAP benefits, you DO NOT need to apply for P-EBT benefits. You are automatically eligible to receive these benefits. Your additional P-EBT benefits will be loaded into your Illinois LINK EBT account along with your regular SNAP benefits.
If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Stremplewski, School Social Worker: stremplewskin@cm201u.org.
 
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