Puppets Lend a Hand in Teaching Basic Social Skills

Webinar
ID number
218807116
Date
Time
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Registration
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm

Teaching basic social interaction skills is foundational to creating a respectful and positive classroom community. This workshop uses puppets to specifically teach getting a peer’s attention, sharing toys, requesting, turn taking and giving a compliment. When these basic social skills are taught intentionally and are expected when initiating all peer interactions, classroom conflict is reduced. Teachers will collaborate and prepare a small group lesson with puppets using one of the peer interaction scripts as foundation to teach another positive social skill. Be prepared to share your creativity and strategies with colleagues to expand your student’s prosocial skills.

Presenter
Learner objectives

--Examine the Pyramid framework for teaching social emotional skills for creating respectful classroom communities.
--Investigate how to use puppets supports and strategies successfully in the preschool classroom.
--Analyze social scripts to intentionally teach how to initiate interaction with peers for: getting a peer’s attention, sharing toys, requesting, turn taking and giving a compliment.
--Construct a small group lesson using the social scripts presented as foundation to teach an additional peer interaction skill.
 

Intended audience
Administrator, Early Childhood Special and General Educator, Family Educator, Family Member, Occupational Therapist/Physical Therapist, Psychologist, Social Worker, Speech/Language Therapist, Teacher Assistant
Contact hours
2.00
Gateways training stage
Intermediate
Training topic area
Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Interactions with Children
Gateways to Opportunity content area
Health, Safety and Well-Being