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Growing Reader

13 Picture Books to Help Reintroduce Important Social Skills

by Dena McMurdie

Background illustration: robbin lee/Shutterstock

Children missed out on some crucial aspects of being in school during the pandemic, and some of their social skills might be a little rusty as a result. Learning to be around friends, sit in a class, and be kind to others are essential skills that children will need to re-master as they head back to school. Here are several books that can help kids readjust to life with friends.