Our children are growing up in a society where school shootings occur more frequently than ever before. It’s terrifying just to hear about it, let alone experience. It fuels anxiety, leaving parents, educators and students navigating ways to cope. One solution is to be prepared, creating lockdown drills to teach children what to do in this type of traumatic event. Sometimes these drills can create fear and misconceptions for children. Having a children’s book that explains a lockdown drill to children, can be beneficial.
Guest Blogger, Charity Allen from Social Learning Group
Ever struggle with patiently parenting your kiddos through any of these challenges?
- Being too bossy
- Difficulty compromising
- Getting worried
- Being inflexible
- Being too silly
As parents and educators, we too were hungry for high-quality and kid-friendly resources to help our own children (and our students) develop social skills around common social challenges.
Despite searching far and wide, we couldn’t find the right tools…and so, we made them.
After two years of development with educators and specialists, we are excited to now be using the best resources ever to proactively address common social challenges with our own children and our students!
Get ready to meet The A-Team – a friendship group whose members help each other with social skills & common social challenges in class, at school and also with friends!
Each book in the series unfolds from the perspective of one of the A-Team members as they struggle on just one specific social skill challenge. As you read a book, you join the characters as they participate in their A-Team meetings, led by their teacher Ms. Corina. Their meetings are where they learn specific strategies and get Top Secret Missions that help them get better at dealing their social challenges.
In this way, parents and educators will find these books to be an invaluable resource for teaching social skills to ALL kids.
The books are all beautifully illustrated and instantly relatable to kids! Parents who were dealing with common social challenges before will now be able to support their kids with specific strategies outlined in digestible bites each book. What a relief!
Come visit us at sociallearning.org where you can learn more about the A-Team, find resources, get ideas for activities for social learning in our blog posts and get a copy of your favorite A-Team books to use with your kiddos!
Dealing with a different social challenge with your kiddo? Send us a message, we’d love to hear what you think a topic for our next set of books should be!
Enter to win a FREE a Social Learning Book of your choice. Seven lucky winners will be chosen.
Two easy ways to enter the giveaway:
- Twitter: Follow @SLearningGroup, Retweet this message and Direct Message them your preferred social story.
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Good luck, winner will be chosen 10/2/17.
Guest Blogger, Lisa M. Griffin
Boone is a gosling, loving life on the water with his family. He feels safe and comfortable in his small corner of the pond, so why would he ever leave?
When Boone’s mom and siblings swim off to the opposite shore, he doesn’t follow. He has his reasons, like the water is too cold and deep, and the other shore is too muddy. But when he sees his family having fun, he wonders what he’s missing.
Boone’s curiosity soon grows bigger than his fears. He slowly paddles away from his safe space, taking readers on a journey that reveals why leaving your comfort zone can lead to exciting and unexpected places.
Lisa M. Griffin has a BFA in Illustration and is a member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She has worked on numerous children’s picture books and is making her author/illustrator debut with”Hey Goose! What’s Your Excuse?” published by Boys Town Press. Lisa lives in New Hampshire with her husband and their three children. When she is not drawing, she enjoys reading, yoga, and time with her family.
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Winner will be chosen 9/23/17.