/Early Leaners

These books and learning materials are designed for young children aged 4-7yrs.

  • by Priscilla Garcia Auschwitz Auschwitz… I Cannot Forget You as Long as I Remain Alive, is the first person story of Max Garcia, his beloved family and his survival of Holocaust tortures and concentration camps.  But this isn't a story about the past, it is a story about the present and the future.  Max is the father of the founder of Social Thinking, Michelle Garcia Winner. Buying Tip:  A fascinating first-hand insight into trauma and it's survival. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here. You can access lots of free articles on the Social Thinking USA website here.
  • for all ages 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. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here.
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    by Michelle Garcia Winner 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. Buying Tip: This poster will help you explain to parents why you are doing what you are doing with their child.  Display this poster in your waiting room, your clinic or your classroom and parents will take note. On a simply practical note, this poster is a great tool to use when explaining to parents and other staff members where you are going with your clients/students. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here. Scroll down for more details about The Building Blocks of Social Development...
  • suitable for anyone working with ages 4 years to 18+

    Thursday 20 February 2020

    Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

    Join us for this brand-new workshop! The concept was trialled in Australia as a half-day event last year.  Michelle went away and developed the concept into a full-day course.  This is a workshop for anyone who wants to get better at what they do with their clients.  You can’t avoid leaving this workshop a better practitioner!  You will watch the “experts” deconstruct their own case journeys, be given models you can use yourself with clients and be given opportunities to think about how to apply the information you learn to your own clients.  This training won’t be back in Australia for a few years so don’t miss this opportunity. Tickets on sale HERE. Scroll down to read the Workshop description below.
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    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.
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    by Kim Gallo & Julie Annenberg for ages 4 - 7 In this three activity book bundle, Zeebu and his friends let children experience “perspective taking” or “theory of mind.” Kids with social learning challenges, have difficulty understanding that people have thoughts that are different from their own. Zeebu and his friends learn that everyone has different thoughts all the time, and by looking at their friends faces, they begin to understand what their friends are thinking and feeling. The characters learn to see each other’s perspective, and change their behavior to coordinate it with each other. They learn to stop and think about the feelings of one another before reacting. They work out their problems together to achieve successful resolutions. The characters go through a “calming down” period when they notice their actions are affecting their relationships with each other. They learn to “Be calm so we can think” and “Take five deep breaths.” Buying Tip: These three activity books have been developed specifically for young kids to use themselves to learn more about the "thinking with your eyes" connection and focus on ways children can learn to regulate their emotions. Parents, teachers and therapists can easily use these activity books to help their young children have fun and learn some valuable life skills.  Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here.
  • by Sheri Wilkins & Carol Burmeister for ages 3 to adult Informed by Educators and parents, these practical strategies are designed to instil and support basic executive functioning skills.  Includes evidence based treatment frameworks to guide parents and professionals in literally flipping the switch on challenges with flexibility, emotionality, impulse control, planning and problem solving. Buying Tip:  This book is for anyone, both parents and professionals, who need clear-cut strategies to teach students who have challenges with flexibility, emotional regulation, planning and problem solving. This book does a great job providing the "how and why" for the use of specific visually based, kid-friendly strategies to help to promote the development of competencies that contribute to healthier executive functioning. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here.
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    by Joan Green for ages 4 - 12 Through this book children learn to identify pictures of emotions. Sentences such as, "I feel ________ when I do a good job," allow the students to label their feelings. (There are no "correct" answers.) Open-ended questions at the back of the book allow teachers, therapists, parents or children to make up their own sentences. Even if a student is non-verbal or doesn't speak English, once they can identify the pictures, you can read the sentence and have them give you or point to the picture that labels their emotion. Another fun activity and a means of assessing a students emotions is to put the pictures face down and have students pick a picture. Ask them to give you an example of what might make them feel that way. A student picks a card that says, "excited", ask the student to tell you something that would make them feel excited. Buying Tip: This is an excellent book for kids to learn how to match, identify and label specific emotions. Of particular value are the sections that have a card with a comment “I feel …”.  This book is a recommended resource to use together with The Zones of Regulation. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here.
  • by Michelle Garcia Winner for ages 8-18 Discover the ILAUGH model of Social Cognition, one of Social Thinking's core conceptual frameworks for helping professionals and parents address the struggles of those with social learning challenges . In addition to fully detailing the implementation of the ILAUGH model, Inside Out powerfully shows how social competencies relate to academic success and provides research-based strategies to improve one's social cognition and problem solving. Buying Tip:  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.  Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here. You can access lots of free articles on the Social Thinking USA website here. Scroll down for more details about Inside Out...
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    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.  
  • by Elizabeth Sautter for ages 4-10 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. Buying Tip:  Make Social Learning Stick has been embraced by parents and teachers alike.  It is written in easy-to-understand language and provides over 185 activities that support social skills development during daily routines and across various settings, from home to school to community. Readers learn to take advantage of the many natural teaching moments that pop up every day to encourage a child's social learning. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here.
  • Movie Time Social Learning
    by Dr Anna Vagin for ages 4 - 18 Movies allow viewers to pause social interactions and talk about what's going on. This creative book combines movie watching with many tools and activities to encourage socially based critical thinking and perspective taking. Three strategy levels are offered to align lesson with students' social learning abilities. Lessons included on a CD for east printing. Buying Tip:  If your child or client is a visual learner, this book is for you.  Using movies is a really accessible and fun way to teach about the social world.  Movie Time Social Learning is a great companion to Anna’s other book YouCue Feelings and Leah Kuypers book The Zones of Regulation. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here. Scroll down for more details on "Movie Time Social Learning"...  
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    Looking for an engaging way to teach social awareness and self-regulation? Kids around the world are having so much fun learning strategies and practicing new skills to boost their “Superflex powers,” they don’t realise they’re improving their self-regulation and flexible thinking abilities! New to Superflex? See what it’s all about in this short article by Michelle Garcia Winner. Buying Tip: Buy the bundle and save 10%. This All-In-One Bundle includes the entire collection of Superflex products—with the exception of the Superflex Posters and the Music CD that are sold separately. The collection is perfect for schools and clinics looking to start their Superflex collection. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here. All prices include GST and are in Australian Dollars. Please be aware that the Superflex My Hero Within Music CD is NOT included in the Australian Bundle.
  • by Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke Ages: 6+ Many students with social learning challenges have oversized reactions to relatively small problems. This poster is an engaging visual tool to help individuals learn how the size of a problem informs the size of the reaction. Teachers and parents rave about how effective this tool is when life’s teachable moments arise. Buying Tip:  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 and clinic. Dry-erase surface for use again and again. Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here. Scroll down for more details about The Size of my Problem...
  • Treatment for our students often fails to target the root of the problem. Tbe Social Thinking Social Learning Tree is a framework that uses the metaphor of a tree to demonstrate how foundational social competencies (Theory of Mind, Executive Functioning, Sensory Integration etc,) are required for the development of essential social, academic and life skills  - such as working in a group, writing, negotiating etc. This poster encourages parents and professionals to teach  the fundamentals that will foster the development of more refined thinking and behaviour. Buying Tip: This poster will help you explain to parents why you are doing what you are doing with their child.  This poster is a must for every informed clinician or teacher who are serious about using Social Thinking.  Display this poster with pride in your waiting room, your clinic or your classroom and parents will take note and recognise you as the elite practitioner that you are. On a simply practical note, this poster is a great tool to use when explaining to parents and other staff members where you are going with your clients/students.  We have the only large format versions of this poster left in the world and they are now on sale.  Don't miss out! Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here.
  • by Deb Hopper for ages 5+ Kids today are growing up in a fast-paced world where information and opportunity overload can be overwhelming. Based on many years of clinical experience as an Occupational Therapist, Deb Hopper has been using her Just Right Kids® Model to teach children to communicate and manage their stress and anxiety. Buying Tip: "This is quite simply the best, most comprehensive and practical book I have ever read to help teach children - and many grownups - how to manage anxiety. It is written in an easy to read way with lots of fabulous graphics. This brilliant book needs to be in every home, every school and every library." Parenting author and educator Maggie Dent Information on Purchase Orders here.  Postage information here.