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Books and videos for kids who have big reactions — Encourage Play
I’m a fan of Michelle Garcia Winner's Social Thinking. I recently started writing about the Unthinkables, starting with Rock Brain. Another Unthinkable that takes over kids brains frequently is Glassman. Glassman makes kids have huge upset reactions. A great way to teach kids to manage Glassman is to review the size of problems and the size of reactions. If you are having a small problem, you should have a small reaction. When I talk about Unthinkables, I like to use visuals to help e...
Teaching Resources & Lesson Plans | Teachers Pay Teachers
Intro to Unthinkables handout: A worksheet that describes each Unthinkable character from the "Superflex" curriculum and then asks reflective questions that require critical thinking. Great for use in social groups with school-aged children as homework or as a classroom activity. From Speech Haven
Social Skills Perspective Taking Game: "Don't Break The 'Eye' Contact"
With the goal of making and keeping friendships, this product brings a fun and interactive way to teach social skills and perspective taking concepts.Using the popular game "Don't Break The Ice," over 60 thinking socially perspective taking questions with visual images are included to introduce social rules, empathy, and communication skills.When playing the game, after a player taps the "eye" block out of the tray they will find a number inside the block and answer the matching task card qu...
A Thinking Flexibly Demonstration - The Speech Bubble
I was introducing SuperFlex (by Social Thinking) to some new students. One student was having a really tough time understanding how his brain could be ‘flexible’. I explained how his not his brain, but his thinking, needed to be flexible. Again, I was met with, “How can my thinking be flexible?” I could see I …