Reading materials that support social and emotional learning, brought to you by Reading Is Fundamental.


Learning and understanding are skills that adults must nurture in young children. These cognitive skills refer to attention control, inhibitory control, working memory and planning skills, cognitive flexibility, and critical thinking. The resources and materials here focus on areas where we can all learn to sharpen our cognition when facing new and challenging tasks.

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Books & Resources

We’ve curated a special selection of cognitive-related resources for you to use with young children. From stories about organization to stories about reaching a goal, these books and the resources that support them will help you focus on, well, focus.

Kids' Activity Center

Let the children in your life explore resources about thinking on their own. This vetted, safe, and appropriate set of activities—including videos, puzzles, and coloring pages—are ready for kids in grades Pre-K to 8 to use independently.