SMART Kids

Age Range: 4 to 6
2010
ISBN: 9781599090436

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SMART Kids: Social Grace, Manners, and Respectful Talk

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Susan L Mulkey, Marilyn Sprick

SMART Kids provides young children with instruction in social grace, good old-fashioned manners, and how to talk respectfully. These are the skills that hold young people in good stead as they move through the school system and into the world of work. SMART Kids is all about teaching children skills that open doors and provide them with multiple opportunities. SMART Kids gives children a smart start.

Lessons are designed specifically to meet the needs of young children-complete with direct instruction lessons and age-appropriate activities and games.

SMART Kids includes 18 five-day lesson plans. Each lesson requires only about 15 minutes-providing great cushion activities to complete when there's just a little extra time in the day. The 18-unit program can be conducted across the year or provided as a daily half-year curriculum. Units of whole-class instruction teach children the following social skills:

  • Requests, Compliments, and Thank You's
  • Introductions and Making Friends
  • Accepting No, Relaxing When Something's Frustrating
  • Apologising and Accepting Apologies
  • Interruptions, Disagreeing, and Problem-Solving

Lessons incorporate how to provide explicit instruction, role-playing, puppet play, and repeated practice in natural contexts.

For schools using CHAMPS and/or Foundations, lessons include how to provide positive descriptive feedback, how to incorporate your school's guidelines for success, and how to use SMART intermittent celebrations.

SMART Kids includes a CD of reproducibles for making posters, SMART Books and colouring pages, stick puppets, recognition cards, and more.

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