SEL Tools & Books

for your classroom and beyond

Learn about our uniquely designed and age-appropriate tools and books to support children's emotional intelligence  

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ECSELent Adventures with Hemmy & Shemmy Book Series

Featuring our beloved characters from the ECSELent Adventures program, Hemmy and Shemmy invite all friends to learn, grow, and develop as they process and explore the world of big emotions. This book series aims to support young children's mental health through storytelling about complex topics.

“Parents can use the ECSELent Adventure book series as a tool to discuss difficult topics with their kids in positive and age-appropriate ways.”--The New York Post

Gilly and the Garden
Gilly and the Garden
About loss and death

#1 Gilly and the Garden

A Book About Loss and Death

Hemmy and Shemmy are ready for new responsibilities after they have learned to take excellent care of the plants and flowers in their garden. Now, it's time for them to take care of another living thing too - a pet! Yet even when they do the very best for something they love, the unexpected happens.

Reading Age: 4-8 years | Language: English

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Theo’s Deliciously Different Dumplings
Theo's Deliciously Different Dumplings
About diversity and differences

#2 Theo's Deliciously Different Dumplings

A Book About Differences and Bullying

When Theo gets nervous about his first day at a new school, he’s sure a lunch box full of his favorite homemade dumplings is just the thing to make him feel better . . . or is it? One teasing classmate isn't so sure about this unfamiliar food, and he isn't shy about letting Theo know.

Reading Age: 4-8 years | Language: English

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More books are coming in 2023. Get updates on the new release!


Our Emotions Cards
Ring cards for 0-8

Our Emotions Cards

A portable card deck with 15 core emotions and feelings. Equipped with a mirror, this tool can be used in the classroom or at home to teach infants through age 8 how to identify, understand, express, and regulate their big feelings.

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ECL mockup
ECSEL Curriculum Library
Get ideas for SEL activities and lessons

ECSEL Curriculum Library

An expertly curated collection of hundreds of engaging and creative lessons for ages 0-5. Our lessons and activities are created by teachers for teachers. This affordable library covers ten learning areas and over 25 themes while incorporating SEL opportunities in each one saving you hours of planning time! 

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More Tools in Our Educational Programs

HI Tools
ECSEL Classroom Tools
For daily emotions check

begin to ECSEL Program

Our Emotions Board and the begin to MakePeace Table are our unique classroom tools designed for the begin to ECSEL training program which provides comprehensive support to the school community.

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ECSELent Adventures Tools
Puppets, Scenario Cards, and more!

ECSELent Adventures Program

Our hand puppets and Scenario Cards featuring Hemmy and Shemmy and their friends help engage young children in the ECSELent Adventures curriculum sessions and beyond!

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