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We Thinkers! Social Explorers is an 8 week fun and interactive program for children from 4-8 years of age, with a one-hour session for the children each week during the school day. Social skills groups are small groups (typically 3-5 children).
This program is a fun and interactive program. The aim of the “We Thinkers” program is to help children develop skills they need to be flexible social thinkers and social problem solvers. They will learn about their own thinking, and the thoughts of others, to help them make better decisions when playing and interacting with those around them. The curriculum is based on Social Thinking which was developed by Michelle Garcia Winner.
The sessions during this 8 week program will be based on the following books: Thinking Thoughts and Feeling Feelings; The Group Plan; Thinking With Your Eyes; Body in the Group; and Whole Body Listening. Many children have social challenges such as difficulty making friends and having two sided interactive conversations. Children who aren’t developing social skills as quickly as their peers may have trouble picking up on social cues like body language, tone of voice and facial expressions. Social skills groups are small groups led by an adult who teaches the children how to interact appropriately with others their age. These groups can help children learn conversational, friendship and problem-solving skills.
They can also be useful in teaching children to manage their emotions and to help them understand other people’s thoughts and feelings. (For children 5-8 years)