Helping students develop healthy social skills is childAes playResearch shows that a child's social and behavioral skills affect the development of cognitive and physical abilities. Set students on a path to success and have fun doing it with this activity-packed second edition of Wanna Play. The authors provide hundreds of activities that help children learn how to behave appropriately and make friends. Included are tools for teaching emotion regulation, team playing, and body safety to all children, making this resource ideal for use in inclusive settings. New features include:A social interaction checklist for identifying learners' strengths and weaknessesTeacher-friendly activities that can be used in small groups or with the whole classA chapter on teaching emotions and communication skillsStudents with social challenges benefit from direct instruction, and early intervention helps prevent behavior problems and pave the way to academic success. This hands-on guidebook gives teachers, counselors, behavior therapists, and caregivers a wealth of easily implemented and fun-filled ways to enhance children's skills in all areas of social interaction.
Ruth Herron Ross, owner and author of The Wanna Play Program, holds a Bachelor of Science in Beth and Ruth have been successfully using their education, personal experience, and passion in children's social development for over a decade. They found that children were not applying the social skills they had learned into school and community settings. There were few programs dealing with socialization that accommodated children on many different interactive levels. They developed a curriculum that was flexible and easily personalized for the specific needs of each child. This insight has evolved into The Wanna Play Program. Ruth Herron Ross and Beth Roberts have been successfully using The Wanna Play Program's techniques with children for over a decade. They have lectured in schools, parent support groups and conferences on the program's benefits and application. They have been training teachers, parents, professional and children on social skills as well as the methodology and teaching guidelines suggested in the program.
Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction: Welcome to the Wanna Play Program Guidelines for Curriculum Success How to Use this Book Social Interaction Checklist Unit 1: Discovering Social Skills Lesson 1.1: What Are Social Skills? Lesson 1.2: Making New Friends Lesson 1.3: Building Friendships Lesson 1.4: Relationships With Different Types of Friends Unit 2: Using Appropriate Eye Contact for Interaction Lesson 2.1: What Is Eye Contact? Lesson 2.2: Looking to Talk Lesson 2.3: Looking to Listen Lesson 2.4: Looking to Learn Lesson 2.5: Interest in Others Unit 3: Social Skills for Interacting With Friends Lesson 3.1: Fun With Friends Lesson 3.2: Sweet Words/ Kind Words Lesson 3.3: Safe Body/ Body Safety Lesson 3.4: Playing Together Unit 4: Appropriate Body Behavior Lesson 4.1: Introduction to Body Awareness Lesson 4.2: Body Needs--Strengths and Weaknesses Lesson 4.3: Personal Play Space Lesson 4.4: Body Privacy Lesson 4.5: Modesty/Hygiene Lesson 4.6: Appropriate Bodies in Different Environments Unit 5: Appropriate Emotional Behavior Lesson 5.1: What Are Emotions and How Do We Show Them? Lesson 5.2: Choosing How We React Lesson 5.3: Staying Calm When We Don't Get Along Lesson 5.4: Appropriate Ways of Sharing Our Emotions Unit 6: Appropriate Behavior in a Group Lesson 6.1: Listening in a Group Lesson 6.2: Socializing With Peers in a Group Lesson 6.3: Learning in a Group Lesson 6.4: Following Directions in Groups Unit 7: Playing Games Lesson 7.1: Sportsmanship/Cheering and Encouragement Lesson 7.2: Going First Lesson 7.3: Who Won? Lesson 7.4: Playing Friends' Games Lesson 7.5: Outside Games Lesson 7.6: Indoor Games Appendix A: Friendship Cards Appendix B: Worksheets and Materials
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