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Social Skills for Young Children

Ms. Arline
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In this semester-long class, I will teach basic social skills using excerpts from children's picture books.

Class Experience

US Grade Kindergarten - 2
Beginner Level
  • Learners will have a better understanding of necessary social skills. These skills are applicable to relationships with family and friends, at school, and in other social situations. Learners’ vocabulary will grow. Learners will become more fluent in conversation skills such as active listening and turn-taking. Learners will gain confidence in having verbal conversations. Learners will use the text and illustrations in books to better understand social skills. Learners will begin to see how their lives connect to the stories they read.
Have been reading to and with children for over two decades.
Enjoy discussions with children and hearing their diverse points of view.
Led and attended various book clubs throughout my adult life. 
An avid reader of children’s literature for my own enjoyment.
Homework Offered
Learners and their grown-ups will need to read the selected books before class. This can be done in a few ways: The adult can read the book aloud to the child. The child can watch an adult read the book aloud on Youtube. The child can read the book to themselves. Learners will be encouraged to tell their grown-ups about: The skill they learned. The book they read. Learners will be encouraged to practice the skill throughout the week.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
A very informal assessment: At the beginning of the sessions, I’ll ask if anyone wants to explain last week’s skill and how they tried to remember and use it during the week.
Grades Offered
Concrete examples
Structured routine
Visual elements and support
Visual books list and schedule (upon request)
Please have a copy of the books on-hand during the lesson. The books may be from your local library or purchased.

Week 1: Moving Through Emotions
		When Sophie Gets Angry, Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang

Week 2: Accepting Consequences		
		No, David! By David Shannon

Week 3: Accepting ‘No’ for an Answer
		Green Eggs & Ham by Dr. Seuss

Week 4: Accepting Criticism
		I Really Like Slop! By Mo Willems

Week 5: Disagreeing Appropriately
		The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

Week 6: Asking for Help
		Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
		Mr. Putter & Tabby Catch the Cold by Cynthia Ryland

Week 7: Following Instructions
		Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola

Week 8: Introducing Yourself
		The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig
		Henry and Mudge and the Careful Cousin by Cynthia Rylant

Week 9: Making an Apology
		Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes

Week 10: Showing Appreciation
		The Thank You Book by Mo Willems

Week 11: Staying on Task
		Mr. Putter and Tabby Write the Book by Cynthia Rylant
Joined July, 2023
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Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree in Education

My name is Arline, and I'm a former public school teacher with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. I love working with young people and hearing their perspectives. They can teach adults so much!

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Group Class


weekly or $85 for 11 classes
1x per week, 11 weeks
20 min

Completed by 12 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 4-7
1-3 learners per class

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