BUT, I can fill up 2-3 tall steel cabinets with my materials. I saw this description on a blog (but forgot which one-if it's yours please let me know!)
I'm also a great half reader of books. I'll pick up a great book about Speech Pathology and I'll start to read it-highlighting it, taking notes and then I get about half way through and I stop. Then I put it on my shelf where it comforts me knowing that if I need anymore information I can just walk over and pick it up.
With my clinic's move, I ended up bringing my "social skills" kids books home. I've been reading them to my 4 year old who seems really interested. We read one about interrupting and he said, "Oh mom, that kid is just like me. I talk all the time too." Yes, little one. There was a reason I chose this book tonight....
I thought I would share my 2 favorite series:
Joy Berry's Help Me Be Good books. I lucked out and found a bunch of these at Half Priced Books for 1-2.00.
She has a variety of social skills topics and does a good job of explaining the behavior and telling kids what to do and what not to do. We've been reading these for a week and my son is on his second day of no breaks at daycare! Before this he was really trying to rationalize his break taking-he'd say something like "Mom. 2, 900 is A LOT of breaks. You and daddy would be mad at me for all of those breaks. But 3, 4, 5, 8 breaks? That's just a little bit of breaks. That's not a big deal.." That kid cracks me up.
Julia Cook's Best Me I can Be books
I like all of her books. She has books for personal space, interrupting, accepting no, listening, even picking your nose. These books read more like story books but she also does a great job of giving information of What you should do. A lot of her books also come with companion packets for extension teaching activities which is really helpful when incorporating them into social skills groups.
What are your favorite kids books to work on Social skills?