Use Books to Spark Heart-to-Heart Conversations

Picture books can teach lifelong lessons about identity, feelings, friendship, and other aspects of social and emotional learning. Each month, Big Heart World partners, including First Book, School Library Journal, Empowering Education, and AppleTree Institute, are hand picking books that can help parents, caregivers, and educators introduce children to different social and emotional learning topics that help them grow big hearts.

In February, many people celebrate Valentine’s Day — a time when we think about LOVE, one of the biggest feelings we have as people.  Valentine’s Day is about more than roses and chocolates, cards and conversation hearts. Read books selected by the team at Sparkler Learning with your little one to explore different kinds of love: love between mothers and children, love between siblings, love between friends. As you read, observe the illustrations and talk through our discussion questions to explore this big feeling.

Books About Identity and Belonging

Thank you to our friends at First Book, SLJ, Empowering Education, and AppleTree Institute for helping to recommend awesome books to our community!