Young children will have fun learning about “people skills” through Skillstreaming. There is an increasing need for social-emotional skill development with many school children beginning in early childhood. This workbook helps young children move through the four-part training approach used in the 40 prosocial skills introduced in the instructional curriculum Skillstreaming in Early Childhood. This workbook will help children learn the skill of listening.
The Student Workbooks and Leader’s Guide give educators, clinicians, and school counselors a step-by-step procedure for introducing and proceeding with the Skillstreaming program.
As a supplement to the Skillstreaming in Early Childhood program book, the Student Workbook jumpstarts student learning, structures the Skillstreaming teaching process for both new and experienced group leaders, and is an excellent tool for promoting parental involvement.
Skill Cards, Student Workbooks and Skill Posters reinforce the key objectives in the Skillstreaming program. However, it is essential to first have the program book before attempting to utilize other Skillstreaming products.
Available in convenient sets of 10 Student Workbooks (includes Group Leader’s Guide).
Introduction for Parents
When children share this brief overview and their workbook progress with parents, parents become more willing and able to support skill practice and skill use outside the learning setting.
Featuring illustrations of LeRoy the Frog and a diverse group of children, these pages offer entertaining activities to capture children’s attention while they learn the role-playing process and master the steps of Listening, their very first social skill.
More Practice and Good Ideas
Successful skill use depends on more than just learning skill steps. This part of the workbook focuses on such critical factors as choosing the right time and place, understanding body language, and identifying feelings.
Group Leader’s Guide
Essential for use with the Student Workbook, the Group Leader’s Guide tells leaders exactly what to do, page by page, when using the Student Workbook to teach the Skillstreaming process. In addition, it includes numerous teaching tips and suggestions for related activities to enhance children’s learning, as well as reproducible skill posters, skill cards, and role-play tags.
Shown below is an episode of Prosocially Yours, a podcast produced by Research Press. In this episode, host Elizabeth Hess interviews educator and author, Dr. Ellen McGinnis, about the widely acclaimed Skillstreaming program.
“I liked the way this program is packaged with guide and workbooks. I have used Skillstreaming successfully with elementary age students. I have observed that students enjoy watching adults role play a social skill and then practicing the skill by role playing it with a peer. Skillstreaming can be successfully taught by a teacher, counselor, or social worker. It is most important that the teacher be included in the skill training so that he or she can reinforce the skills during the course of the day. This package of leader’s guide and student workbooks not only makes it easy and fun for teachers to use Skillstreaming with students but also describes how parents can be included.
—Robin Bluestone-Miller, LCSW, Loyola University, Chicago, IL.;
School Social Work Journal, Vol. 38, June 2014