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This resource will bring an animal-loving slant into your guidance lessons and provide you with a collection of more than 100 lessons reproducible worksheets games and discussion questions that are ready to use. For some of these lessons you might find it helpful to bring in a described pet from home. For others you might be able to use some of the pets found in classrooms in your school. If you cannot find a live animal ambassador you might use puppets stuffed animals or printed animal images.
Animal-assisted guidance and therapy has been shown to increase empathy for others acting as a catalyst for the expression of emotions enhancing self-esteem improving self-control expanding social competence decreasing feelings of stress and diminishing feelings of social isolation.
Unforgettable animal-themed lessons are provided to help children learn about topics such as:
Author: Patty Stang-Erickson, Ed.S. & Val Rae Boe, M.Ed.
The Big Red Bird is a delightful caring feathered friend. In this story, she becomes very upset after she notices some children yelling, arguing and name calling at one another. But the The Big Red Bird knew a wonderful skill to help herself calm down so she could think better about doing the right thing. Then she teaches the children how to use this skill using some of her red feathers. This book provides a fun, unforgettable way children can improve their self-regulation when they are upset, or... More info
*No refund on this item: Was: $49.60* *Reduced by 20% - Now $39.65* Help children develop the characteristics that lead to good character and good citizenship. This kit includes a Leader's Guide and 10 individual children's story books with stories that address many different topics that lead to developing good character and good citizenship. The Leader's Guide provides useful hints and suggestions as well as discussion questions interactive activities and follow-up tips for parents. *Story Book Titles:* 1. What's a Good Citizen Anyway? (bieng a good citizen) 2. Why Obey Rules? (obeying... More info
*No refund on this item: Was: $31.15* *Reduced by 20% - Now $25.20* This unique book contains a heart-warming sensitive colourfully-illustrated story for children about death grief loss and joyful memories. The basic story traces little Dave's experiences following the death of his grandfather. As he learns about the birth of a beautiful butterfly Dave gains a new understanding about death and loss that is free from fear and worry. Discussion questions are included for each page of this story to encourage children to interact with you about their perceptions... More info