If you have little ones who need help in the "don't cry, don't hit" department, these books are for you. Youngsters learn to replace inappropriate behaviors with appropriate ones.
- Replace inappropriate behaviors with appropriate ones
- Reinforce the use of appropriate language
- Understand how inappropriate behavior affects the feelings of others
- Learn to identify, regulate, and express emotions
Friendly, colorful characters show children how to model the desired behaviors and explain why it is important. The interactive text uses a repetitive and humorous question/answer format. Students excitedly begin to anticipate the responses and answer the questions.
Each book in the series focuses on a specific social skill area. An introduction page for the child defines the target social skill, cites some relevant examples of the positive behavior, and gives an overview of why the skill is important. Each book includes teaching instructions, lesson tips, and suggested follow-up activities.
You may purchase the books individually or as the Early Social Behavior Books 11-book set.
The 11-book set consists of:
Can You Talk to Your Friends?
Can You Stand Up for Yourself?
Can You Be a Helper?
Can You Keep Trying?
Can You Use Your Words?
Can You Use a Good Voice?
Can You Be a Friend?
Can You Take Turns?
Can You Share?
Can You Tell How Someone Feels?
Can You Be Polite?
Copyright © 2005
I love to find teaching tools that have been created "just right." The author of the Early Social Behavior Books, Nita Everly, has developed a format that teaches basic social skills in a way young children will understand and remember. Children slightly older who have special language needs will also enjoy these books.
Each book is written in a predictable format that includes question, answer, and brief description of appropriate behavior. The charming illustrations enhance the quality of each book, and the art is simple with plain backgrounds to help the reader focus on the specific behavior described in the text.
Teaching appropriate social skills to young children will become easier with the books in this delightful series.
Linda Hodgdon, SLP
Author of Visual Strategies for Improving Communication
- Approaches that focus on social functioning should be introduced as ongoing intervention strategies from early years to adulthood (Taylor-Goh, 2005).
- Early intervention that addresses skill acquisition in areas such as interaction, attention, play, and expression supports the later development of communication, language, and speech and enhances emotional, social, and academic development (Taylor-Goh, 2005).
- Children with social-cognitive deficits need the social curriculum/rules broken down into specific steps and taught to them (Petru, Millette, & Granato-Wagner, 2005).
Early Social Behavior Books incorporate these principles and are also based on expert professional practice.
Petru, J., Millette, J., & Granato-Wagner, V. (2005, November). Social communication and learning standards: Making the connection. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.
Taylor-Goh, S. (2005). Royal college of speech & language therapists: Clinical guidelines. United Kingdom: Speechmark.