Teach and foster social skills with this lively collection of poems for children. Strong social skills are the key to getting along, succeeding in school and at home, and enjoying time with others. Yet for many kids, greetings, eye contact, playing, competing, managing emotions, apologizing, and other essential social skills feel unnatural. One thing that is natural is the appeal of rhyming poems: they are fun to read aloud and easy to remember. These poems for children teach how to improve social skills with a lighthearted touch. Photos showing diverse kids accompany the book's playful, often humorous language. Activities and lessons at the back of the book help adults guide children in learning social skills.
About the Author:
Benjamin Farrey-Latz is a special education teacher at Jefferson Community School (grades 2 - 6) in the Minneapolis School District. He has worked in education since 1996 in private, public, and charter schools as both a general and special education teacher. After working several years at the elementary level, Benjamin completed his master's degree at the University of Minnesota. His thesis focused on methods of teaching social skills to children with special needs.