Wanna Play

Wanna Play

Friendship Skills for Preschool and Elementary Grades

Book - 2007
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'This work is very important, especially for children who struggle to make friends. Every educator who wants to make the world a better place should read this book!' - William S. Hallowell, Cofounder, Majoda Center for Learning

'I recommend the activities to anyone looking for a better way to teach friendship skills to children' - Dawnylle Cerula, Speech Language Pathologist, Orchard Friends School, Moorestown, NJ

'The authors truly make a difference in the lives they touch. Their program would be a benefit to any school district or child in need' - Robin Baker, Coordinator of Special Education, Charter High School for Architecture and Design, Philadelphia, PA

Youngsters at risk or with developmental delays or disabilities may experience considerable difficulty in learning how to make friends. This practical teacher resource presents the Wanna Play Program(tm), a curriculum devoted specifically to helping young children develop the social skills they need to interact appropriately with individuals and groups.

This teacher-friendly handbook provides over 60 lesson plans involving more than 300 games and activities. With dozens of photocopiables, it offers many instructional options for teachers, including:

* Lesson plans outlining teaching concepts, objectives, and attitudinal approaches

* Links to Individual Education Program (IEP) goals and reporting categories

* Practical, flexible methods of engaging young students in developing friendship skills

* Constructive advice for teaching children who exhibit difficult behaviour but may not have been diagnosed with a disability

Discover how to foster young children's ability to develop the relationship-building skills they'll need in their early years and beyond.

Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, 2007
ISBN: 9781412928045
1412928044
Branch Call Number: ECE J 372 .82 ROS
Characteristics: vii, 206 p. :,ill. ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Roberts-Pacchione, Beth

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