Children Together's Spring Conference - Register Now! Teaching Social Thinking to Early Learners through Stories and Play-Based Activities
This course introduces professionals and parents to the many important facets of development that underlie social learning in preschool- and early elementary-age children. The ability to participate in collaborative play and learn as part of a group depends upon having a flexible brain, competent language ability, self-regulation, and solid social emotional development as well as the executive functioning skills to multitask the use of it all. This course will focus on how to put the research and best practices of teaching social information into action. We will introduce five Social Thinking Vocabulary concepts that have been adapted for children ages 4-7: thoughts and feelings, the group plan, thinking with your eyes, body in the group, and whole body listening. We will explore methods to teach a few of these concepts through storybooks, music, structured activities, and play. We will also look at different strategies for service delivery in a variety of settings. Strategies for home and school are designed for young children with average to strong language and learning abilities.
*Course Content Disclosure: While this course includes information on other products and the work of other authors, it primarily focuses on the content included in the We Thinkers! Volume 1 Social Explorers curriculum guide and storybooks to teach this information with fidelity.
Registration: 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Seminar 4:00 pm - 6:45 pm
*NOTE LOCATION CHANGE*
Nannie J. Lee Memorial Recreation Center
1108 Jefferson St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
**Parking is limited. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.
4/19/2018 3:00 PM - 4/19/2018 6:45 PM
Nannie J. Lee Memorial Recreation Center 1108 Jefferson St. Alexandria, VA 22314 **Parking is limited. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.