This book offers a "social learning diet" of concepts and actions that can be used in everyday life to increase verbal and nonverbal language, listening skills, understanding of hidden rules, perspective taking,executive functioning, and more.
The activities are recipes for social and emotional learning for which parents, teachers, and therapists typically already have the ingredients. With close to 200 fun and easy activities, including contributions from leading experts, this book offers numerous ways to embrace teachable moments throughout daily routines without having to do extra work! Events like getting ready for school, preparing dinner,going to the doctor, and celebrating Thanksgiving become opportunities for teaching and reinforcing expected social behavior. Geared toward children in preschool through elementary school, the ideas are meant to inspire creativity that suits each specific child. Activities can be easily tailored to meet a child's developmental level, needs, or challenges.
"Makes Social Learning Stick will be welcomed by parents and teachers alike. In easy-to-understand language, Elizabeth Sautter provides over 185 activities that support social skills development during daily routines and across various settings, from home to school to community. Readers learn to take advantage of the many natural 'teaching moments' that pop up every day to encourage a child's social learning."--Michelle Garcia Winner, MA, SLP, founder of Social Thinking