About the Series
The We Thinkers! series helps children build foundational social competencies and essential life skills through stories, lessons, and play activities. The teachings help kids better understand themselves and others, develop self-awareness, perspective taking, social problem solving, and supports students’ social-emotional learning, relationship building, classroom learning, and academic performance. The material is designed to be used with both typically developing children and those with social learning challenges. The series, which is broken into Volume 1 and Volume 2, is used and loved around the world by kids, parents, and professionals alike. Get tips for teaching the series in our free webinar How to Use Social Thinking Materials to Teach Ages 4–7!
We Thinkers! Volume 1 Social Explorers (previously titled Incredible Flexible You Volume 1) includes five storybooks, a thorough unit-by-unit curriculum, and a handy tote bag to carry the set. Lessons teach five evidence-based concepts that establish a common social vocabulary for children and are foundational to all social experiences. The second volume, We Thinkers! Volume 2 Social Problem Solvers teaches five additional concepts that build off Volume 1. Since the concepts become increasingly more complex, it’s important to teach Volume 1 concepts and curriculum before moving to Volume 2.
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About the We Thinkers! Volume 1 – Five Storybook Set
Join Evan, Molly, Jesse and Ellie on their adventures to familiar and far-off places (like outer space!) where they explore important social concepts through their thoughts and interactions. Each of the five colorfully-illustrated storybooks introduces kids to a different concept in an engaging way, to be followed by lessons and activities from the Social Explorers Curriculum (described below). The storybooks support the curriculum and are not stand-alone teaching tools. Extra sets sold separately below. The Volume 1 storybook titles reflect the concepts they teach:
- Thinking Thoughts and Feeling Feelings (Classroom Adventure)
- The Group Plan (Adventure on the Farm)
- Thinking with Your Eyes (Adventure in Space)
- Body in the Group (Ocean Adventure)
- Whole Body Listening (Zoo Adventure)
Please Note: An Extra Set of the We Thinkers Vol 1 Five Story Books is available separately for parents/carers who are working on the We Thinkers Vol 1 Curriculum with a therapist or educator. This way, parents/carers can use the five story books themselves with their child at home to reinforce the messages being taught by the school or therapist. This extra set of 5 story books does not include the We Thinkers Vol 1 Curriculum book. Do not purchase the Extra Set of the We Thinkers Vol 1 Five Story Books if you want to teach the We Thinkers program, to teach the program you need We Thinkers! Vol. 1 Curriculum/Deluxe Package. Therapists and teachers also purchase extra sets to use with their clients/students.
About the Comprehensive Curriculum Book
The Social Explorers Curriculum is packed with teaching material that links with the five storybooks to foster social-emotional learning and the development of social competencies in young children. Detailed instructional lessons—complete with Teaching Moment specifics, motivating structured activities, educational plan goals, and learn-at-home family letters—give educators, clinicians, counselors, and parents a substantial teaching package to use for years to come. We recommend teaching the curriculum and storybooks slowly. Our therapists spend one month on each concept to allow the children to deeply understand the concepts and apply them on a day-to-day basis.
The units outlined in the curriculum book match the themes in each of the five storybooks and introduce these Social Thinking concepts and vocabulary:
- Thinking Thoughts and Feeling Feelings (storybook 1)
- The Group Plan (storybook 2)
- Thinking With Your Eyes (storybook 3)
- Body in the Group (storybook 4)
- Whole Body Listening (storybook 5)
Please Note: We Thinkers Volume 1 sets no longer include a USB drive. The information that used to be on the USB’s are now included in the book.
Download the Family Letter and At-Home Activities after purchasing to introduce you to Volume 1 and support your child’s learning at home.
Music Now Sold Separately
Award-winning artists created 12 songs to make the We Thinkers! concepts come alive for kids. Get students up and moving, singing along, and actively participating with others as they integrate Social Thinking Vocabulary into everyday life. (The curriculum includes activities to teach with the songs, too!)
This CD no longer comes as part of the The Incredible Flexible You Volume 1 Curriculum/Deluxe package. But you can purchase the music either as a CD or digital streaming from the suppliers listed HERE. Great for sing-a-longs in the car or as music to be played in a childcare centre, preschool or Kindergarten.
- Ages: 4-7
- Authors: Ryan Hendrix, Kari Zweber Palmer, Nancy Tarshis, Michelle Garcia Winner.
- Publisher: Think Social Publishing
- Format: Paperback
- Item: 4001