Thumball is a soft stuffed ball to throw, roll, or pass in a circle or randomly. Catch it! Look under your thumb. Respond to the prompt. Kids absolutely love this interactive tool that will get them talking and sharing. Without even knowing it, you will be encouraging the use of interpersonal skills including taking turns, eye contact, listening, responding, valuing similarities and respecting individual differences.
Team Building Thumbal players read and respond to prompts around the meaning and importance of working together as a team. Topics include traits of a good team member, motivating a group, recognizing traits that can weaken a team, and more. This is a fun way to encourage leadership qualities, promote discussion about teamwork and allow for self-growth.
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Operation: Breaking the Boy Code is a one of a kind 8-week small group guidance program for boys in 3rd -5th grades. This innovative expressive art therapy group gives boys a rare opportunity to experience and celebrate different areas of masculinity. Boys work their way through 7 exciting lessons that examine the definition of masculinity and meaning of brotherhood in a variety of cultures. The group will join in at the Round Table with King Arthur and his knights as they learn about chivalry bravery and courage. They... More info
This game is designed to help girls learn and reinforce appropriate friendship skills and personal skills focusing on gender-specific examples. Instructions explain how the game can be played individually, with a group of 2-3 friends or with a group of 4-8 students. Each card colour represents a different question subject-area. Blue: Think About It Green: Character Traits Red: Friendship Skills Yellow: Making a Difference This fun card game can also be played as part of the Operation: Breaking the Girl Code small group guidance program. Also Available: Operation: Breaking the Boy... More info
Highly stressed children eventually experience increased school failure behaviour difficulties social/emotional problems and/or health difficulties. This book provides a collection of strategies (including reproducible student worksheets) specifically designed for you to use to help highly stressed children to: Learn about what are normal anxious feelings Explore how to cope with the stressors that lead to these feelings Identify and express specific current and past fears Learn and practice appropriate coping skills An At-A-Glance Chart is included to help you quickly locate suggested strategies according to the type of... More info