Wanna Play: Friendship Skills for Preschool and Elementary Grades
  • Wanna Play: Friendship Skills for Preschool and Elementary Grades
  • Wanna Play: Friendship Skills for Preschool and Elementary Grades

Wanna Play: Friendship Skills for Preschool and Elementary Grades

by Ruth Herron Ross, Elizabeth (Beth) L. Roberts-Pacchione
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412928044

ISBN-13: 9781412928045

Pub. Date: 04/28/2007

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Help every child learn positive social skills!

Youngsters at risk or with developmental delays or disabilities may experience considerable difficulty in learning how to make friends. This practical teacher resource presents the Wanna Play Program, a curriculum devoted specifically to helping PreK-3 students develop the social skills they need to interact

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Overview

Help every child learn positive social skills!

Youngsters at risk or with developmental delays or disabilities may experience considerable difficulty in learning how to make friends. This practical teacher resource presents the Wanna Play Program, a curriculum devoted specifically to helping PreK-3 students develop the social skills they need to interact appropriately with individuals and groups.

This parent- and teacher-friendly handbook provides over 60 lesson plans involving more than 300 games and activities. With dozens of reproducibles, it offers many instructional options for teachers, including:

  • Lesson plans outlining teaching concepts, objectives, and attitudinal approaches
  • Links to Individual Education Program (IEP) goals and reporting categories
  • Practical, flexible methods of engaging young students in developing friendship skills
  • Constructive advice for teaching children who exhibit difficult behavior but may not have been diagnosed with a disability
  • Discover how to foster young children’s ability to develop the relationship-building skills they’ll need in their early years and beyond.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412928045
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     v
About the Authors     vii
Introduction: Welcome to the Wanna Play Program     1
Guidelines for Curriculum Success     3
Attitude     3
Eye Contact     4
Asking Leading Questions     5
Wait Time     5
Learning Through Free Play     6
Managing Behavior     7
Sensory Support     8
How to Use This Book     11
Social Interaction Checklist     17
Discovering Friendship     21
What Is a Friend?     22
Making New Friends     25
Building Friendships     29
Relationships With Different Types of Friends     32
Making Eye Contact for Interaction     37
What Is Eye Contact?     38
Looking to Talk     41
Looking to Listen     45
Looking to Learn     50
Interest in Others     53
Being a Friend     57
Fun With Friends     57
Sweet Words/Kind Words     60
Safe Body/Body Safety     65
Playing Together     69
Appropriate Body Behavior     75
Introduction toAppropriate Body     75
Body Needs-Strengths and Weaknesses     79
Personal Play Space     83
Body Privacy     85
Modesty/Hygiene     90
Appropriate Bodies in Different Environments     93
Interacting in a Group     99
Listening in a group     100
Socializing in a Group     104
Learning in a Group     107
Adult-Led Groups     111
Playing Games     115
Sportsmanship/Cheering and Encouragement     115
Who Goes First?     119
Happy Endings     121
Playing Friends' Games     124
Outdoor Games     127
Indoor Games     130
Friendship Cards     137
Worksheets     149

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