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.