/Primary School Age

These books and learning materials are designed for Primary School Students

  • Being around others requires us to be social thinkers. We use our social skills to co-exist when we’re in a group, even when we’re not interacting with the people around us. To use our social skills well simply means each of us is sharing space effectively, which involves being able to take the perspective of others. This user-friendly, helpful poster lays out the four steps of perspective taking and Social Thinking that keep us working together as a group, whether at home, at school, or in the community. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here.
  • Students enjoy squeezing the small, blue foam brains, and the brains encourage them to think more flexibly and abstractly about the size of their problems and the choices they are making.
  • For parents and professionals to use with early learners ages 4–7. The Building Blocks of Social Development poster is a companion product to the Social Thinking early learner curriculum We Thinkers Vol 1 Social Explorers. It shows the developmental building blocks that synergistically work together and result in a fully functional and flexible, kindergarten-ready child who possesses the social problem-solving skills needed to play with others and learn in a group. Scroll down for more details about The Building Blocks of Social Development...
  • An important life skill is learning how to cope when you get bored while working or being in a group. Our updated “Coping with Boring Moments” poster infuses humour into explicit, concrete information to help individuals learn more about the expected and unexpected behaviours related to boredom. With the support of the poster, teachers can engage in more-explicit real-life discussions about the social challenges students experience when they get bored and how to deal with them. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here.
  • Dr Ross Greene will be back in 2019 to conduct both introductory and advanced workshops around Australia. Tickets go on sale in January (soon). Join our mailing list via the link on our Home page and we'll keep you in the loop. Workshop schedule is now out and tickets go on sale soon. More details below.
  • Ages 4 -7 Social learning made fun! Zeebu has created an activity book to help your child or student become a social thinker. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here.
  • Ages: 4 - 7 With Eye Power Volume Two, your child or student will continue to think socially with Zeebu! Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here.
  • Reading comprehension is more than being able to read words and sentences... How many parents and teachers have experienced the child who can read, often at an early age, but can't seem to grasp the meaning behind a sentence, or struggles to interpret story lines or the characters' perspectives or emotions? Author Audra Jensen brilliantly makes the connections! Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here.
  • This book is where to start to learn more about how social problems connect to academic problems, such as reading comprehension and written expression. The book introduces Michelle's ILAUGH model, that helps to pinpoint specific challenges. For ages Kindergarten to adulthood, this book also provides insight on what information we expect students to develop "naturally" to become strong learners. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here. Scroll down for more details about Inside Out...
  • Lost and Found is a follow-up to Dr. Ross Greene's landmark works, The Explosive Child and Lost at School, providing educators with highly practical, explicit guidance on implementing his Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) Problem Solving model with behaviourally-challenging students. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here.  
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    by:  Elizabeth Sautter Ages: 4-10 Stock available in the new year.  Email us and we will notify you when copies arrive info@socialmind.com.au Children need consistent exposure to social examples, as well as explanations and practice throughout the day to build social and emotional competence. Make Social Learning Stick! provides a user-friendly structure and fun and easy activities that help parents and professionals do just that. Over 185 activities demonstrate numerous ways to embrace teachable moments throughout daily routines. Events like getting ready for school, preparing dinner, going to the doctor, and celebrating Thanksgiving become opportunities for teaching and reinforcing expected social behaviour. By making a "social learning diet" part of everyday life, kids develop verbal and nonverbal language, listening skills, understanding of hidden rules, perspective taking, emotional regulation and more.
  • One of the greatest challenges in teaching social thinking is finding interesting, imaginative, and enjoyable ways for students of all ages to study complex social situations. Movie Time Social Learning takes an activity many students already love—watching movies—and uses it as a springboard to study the intricacies of social interaction, the depth and range of emotions we experience in our lives, and the social expression that drives our interactions. By hitting the pause button, we freeze social situations and give students the all-so-valuable extra time to read context, interpret thoughts, feelings and plans, make predictions about social behaviour, and formulate narrative language to discuss social interactions. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here. Scroll down for more details on "Movie Time Social Learning"...  
  • Ages 4 - 7 Flexible thinking, winning, losing, sportsmanship, and playing fair are a few of the topics Zeebu and his friends encounter in Play Power. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here.
  • A game to encourage Social Thinking, perspective taking and social problem solving. The Primary School (Elementary School in the USA) Edition of our popular Should I or Shouldn’t I? What Would Others Think?™ game encourages players ages 8-11 to think about their own behaviour choices and then compare how their perceptions match (or don’t) those of the other players. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here.
  • Double your playing fun with the Should I or Shouldn't I? Elementary Expansion Pack! An add-on to the original Should I or Shouldn't I? perspective-taking game, this new pack offers 200 new Prompt cards and 100 new Challenge cards with more age-specific situations and topics for discussion. (Original game required to use this product available here). Scroll down for more details about the Expansion Pack...
  • Problems are a part of life. When we’re around others, it’s expected that the size of our reaction matches the size of the problem. When we have big reactions to little problems, people may feel uncomfortable. We may even be creating more problems for ourselves! The Size of My Problem poster can be used on the spot to help individuals figure out the size of a problem, their reaction size, and then visually see the relationship between them. Perfect for home or classroom/clinic. Dry-erase surface for use again and again. Scroll down for more details about The Size of my Problem...