We Thinkers! All-In-One Bundle
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- Ages: 4-7
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN: 4040
- Published: 2016
Now for the first time in one great-value bundle! We Thinkers! is our premier social emotional learning series for helping social learners ages 4–7 develop foundational social competencies. These practice-proven, evidence-based materials are designed for both typically developing children and those with social learning challenges to strengthen social perspective taking, self-awareness, executive functioning, social problem solving, and so much more.
This comprehensive bundle includes both of our award-winning volumes, We Thinkers! Volume 1 Social Explorers, We Thinkers! Volume 2: Social Problem Solvers, their 10 corresponding storybooks that introduce our Core Social Thinking® Vocabulary and concepts, explicitly taught through two different curricula that provide unit-by-unit detailed lessons. Also, within this bundle is the groundbreaking We Thinkers! GPS, which includes our Group Collaboration, Play and Problem Solving Scale (GPS), observation and scoring tools, and related differentiated play activities. We Thinkers! series is loved worldwide by kids, parents, and professionals alike—and learning improves when these tools can be shared across environments by teachers, clinicians, and parents—so pack up these 13 books for easy transit in handy complimentary tote bags! The Incredible Flexible You® music is sold separately. Each of these volumes can be purchased separately, too.
Get tips for teaching the series in our free webinar How to Use Social Thinking Materials to Teach Ages 4–7!
Your comprehensive We Thinkers! Bundle includes:
Ten Engaging Storybooks
Join Evan, Molly, Jesse and Ellie on their adventures to familiar and far-off places (like outer space!) where they explore important social concepts through their thoughts and interactions. Each of the colorfully-illustrated storybooks from Volume 1 introduces kids to a different concept in an engaging way, to be followed by lessons and activities from the Social Explorers Curriculum (described below). The storybooks support the curriculum and are not stand-alone teaching tools. Extra sets sold separately below. The Volume 1 storybook titles reflect the concepts they teach:
- Thinking Thoughts and Feeling Feelings (Classroom Adventure)
- The Group Plan (Adventure on the Farm)
- Thinking with Your Eyes (Adventure in Space)
- Body in the Group (Ocean Adventure)
- Whole Body Listening (Zoo Adventure)
Colorful illustrations and playful storybook adventures raise curiosity and imagination and engage children in learning five new Social Thinking concepts. Because the concepts are more complex in Volume 2, the authors provide suggestions and page references for teaching the storybooks in segments and include assessment questions to assure understanding of each concept before moving to the next. Each storybook has an introduction for teachers and parents about the highlighted Social Thinking concept and how to use the book. (Note: it is expected that clinicians and teachers use the storybooks and the curriculum together; the storybooks are not stand-alone teaching tools.) Follow along as our four adventuring characters explore new social situations:
- Hidden Rules and Expected and Unexpected Behaviors (Pirate Adventure)
- Smart Guess (Mystery Adventure)
- Flexible and Stuck Thinking (Ice Cream Shop Adventure)
- Size of the Problem (Dinosaur Birthday Party)
- Sharing an Imagination (Park Adventure)
Extra sets sold separately below.
WTV1 Curriculum Book
The Social Explorers Curriculum is packed with teaching material that links with the five storybooks to foster social-emotional learning and the development of social competencies in young children. Detailed instructional lessons—complete with Teaching Moment specifics, motivating structured activities, educational plan goals, and learn-at-home family letters—give educators, clinicians, counselors, and parents a substantial teaching package to use for years to come. We recommend teaching the curriculum and storybooks slowly. Our therapists spend one month on each concept to allow the children to deeply understand the concepts and apply them on a day-to-day basis.
WTV2 Curriculum Book
We Thinkers! Volume 2 Social Problem Solvers harnesses the familiar structure of the curriculum units in Volume 1 to support discussion of social concepts, Teaching Moment guidelines, and structured teaching activities that give kids the practice they need. The book opens with a review of the evidence behind the curriculum and discusses social executive functioning, self-regulation, social problem solving, and the skill-building significance of play. The authors also include rubrics for assessing how children are learning the concepts, ideas for goal writing, links to educational standards, and family letters to send home to parents and caregivers.
Group Collaboration, Play and Problem Solving Scale and Tools
The Social Thinking concepts and skills in Volume 2 aren’t meant to be siloed – taught in exactly the same way to every child. Young children play and socially engage with different levels of perspective taking, social awareness, and social problem-solving abilities. Introducing our groundbreaking Group Collaboration, Play and Problem Solving (GPS) framework to teach adults how to differentiate instruction and treatment plans as they work through our We Thinkers series.
GPS leverages the latest research to show how interactive play builds a lifelong foundation for learning, and provides a wealth of new GPS tools that help educators widen their perspective and teach children how to take the social abilities they learn through the storybooks and curriculum units and map them to broader classroom, playground, home, and community interactions. The book introduces our five-level GPS Play Scale and its related observation tools and forms. By identifying a child’s baseline play level, professionals and parents can create tailored interactive play lessons. The second half of the book offers social activities for each play level across each of the five Social Thinking concepts covered in Volume 2. This is where parents and professionals help play truly come alive for kids as they learn to negotiate the more complex social concepts included in the curriculum! Also sold separately.
WTV1 and WTV2 Totes
Totes to Keep It All Organized
Keep all of the We Thinkers! Volume 1 and Volume 2 components together and orderly with these handy Social Explorers tote bags. The set can be used across environments by teachers, clinicians, and parents—so pack it all up for easy transit!
Extra Storybooks Sets Available for the Classroom & Home
In professional settings, this Extra Storybook Set is meant to accompany the We Thinkers! Volume 1 Social Explorers Package and We Thinkers! Volume 2 Social Problem Solvers Package. It does not contain teaching materials and is NOT intended to be used as a stand-alone teaching tool. All teaching materials are presented in the We Thinkers! Volume 1 Curriculum and We Thinkers! Volume 2 Social Problem Solvers Package.
We Thinkers! Volume 1 Extra Storybook Set
We Thinkers! Volume 2 Extra Storybook Set
Instructor: Michelle Garcia Winner
In this free webinar, Michelle Garcia Winner, the founder of Social Thinking, provides insider tips for using products published by Social Thinking to nurture social emotional learning in ages 4-7. The materials are helpful for students with solid to strong language and academic learning skills in mainstream and special education; all materials can also be used as part of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Social Emotional Learning (SEL) programs, and Response to Intervention (RTI) Tier 1, 2 and 3.