“Healthy Mind, Healthy Body” Initiative
Presented by First Book with generous support from Molina Healthcare
The “Healthy Mind, Healthy Body” initiative is a comprehensive effort to support educators serving kids in need with new resources focused on social and emotional development—an area identified by First Book’s membership of educators and program leaders as a top health education priority.
The program includes two curated collections of books for children, one for Grades PreK-K and the other for Grades 1-3, to use in teaching lessons incorporating the social and emotional learning skills necessary for kids to manage their emotions and behavior.
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Three Ways to Participate
- Download a sample tip sheet and parent letter to share with an educator.
- Do you serve children in need?
Sign up for free to become a First Book member and get access
to thousands of free and low-cost books and resources.
- Go to the First Book Marketplace to view the Healthy Feelings & Relationships books
and log in to view the tip sheets.
These resources were developed in partnership with CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) to help children understand and articulate their feelings and better manage their resulting behavior. Each resource features group activities inspired by the accompanying book, plus a letter for families (available in English and Spanish) to help extend the learning into the home.