Teacher and Author
I Can Learn Social Skills!
Poems About Getting Along, Being a Good Friend, and Growing Up
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.
Free Spirit Publishing
Reading Level: Grade 3
Interest Level: Ages 5–9
Guided Reading Level: O
Illustrated: color illust. & photos
Trim Size: 8" x 8"
Page Count: 64
Praise for I Can Learn Social Skills!:
“The cute and clever poems are perfect for reinforcing expected social behaviors.”—Leah Kuypers, M.A.Ed., OTR/L, creator of The Zones of Regulation®
“Written in an appealing child’s voice and sensitive to children’s real concerns, these novel poems capture struggles that children face and provide warm, practical solutions for developing social skills. Fun photography and graphics will engage children, while teachers will love the included extension activities.”—Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., author of the Learning to Get Along series
“A fun and innovative way to teach social skills!”—Christine Peper, Ph.D., senior lecturer, University of Minnesota