You are a Social Detective & Superflex (ages 5-10+)
You have to reach kids before you can teach them—You Are a Social Detective! and Superflex are wonderful allies in reaching kids with a cast of colorful characters who engage kids in learning to self-regulate. For virtual tools to help you reach kids during these emotionally fragile times, check out the free read aloud and downloadable resources below.
Start by teaching You Are a Social Detective!, which gives kids the foundation to build self-awareness. This is a substantial storybook that should be taught over a period of time and revisited often to reinforce learning. Developing self-awareness is a slow process and for some children it could take many years!
After building social awareness and a social vocabulary, depending on the age of your kid, introduce Superflex to teach strategies for self-regulation in a superhero-themed format.
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Help kids become social detectives who hunt for clues, using their ears, eyes, and brains to make smart guesses about what’s happening, what’s expected, and how others think and feel. This popular book encourages wide-ranging curiosity in students to boost social-emotional learning. Kids learn not only to become better detectives about the world around them, but also to turn a magnifying glass on their own behaviors, figuring out how a certain response might impact others. Award-winning content covers a lot of ground in teaching self-awareness and social competencies—and also teaches professionals, parents, and children how to use Social Thinking Vocabulary to support the social learning process!Learn more