We Thinkers! Volume 1 Social Explorers Deluxe Package
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- Ages: 4-7
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN: 4001
- Published: 2013
About the Series
The We Thinkers! series helps children build foundational social competencies and essential life skills through stories, lessons, and play activities. The teachings help kids better understand themselves and others, develop self-awareness, perspective taking, social problem solving, and supports students’ social-emotional learning, relationship building, classroom learning, and academic performance. The material is designed to be used with both typically developing children and those with social emotional learning challenges. Learn how to teach We Thinkers! concepts with fidelity—join us for a four-part livestream training series, which includes 30-day replay access starting November 5, 2020!
The series, which is broken into Volume 1 and Volume 2, is used and loved around the world by kids, parents, and professionals alike. We Thinkers! Volume 1 Social Explorers (previously titled Incredible Flexible You Volume 1) includes five storybooks, a thorough unit-by-unit curriculum, and a handy tote bag to carry the set. Lessons teach five evidence-based concepts that establish a common social vocabulary for children and are foundational to all social experiences. The second volume, We Thinkers! Volume 2 Social Problem Solvers teaches five additional concepts that build off Volume 1. Since the concepts become increasingly more complex, it’s important to teach Volume 1 concepts and curriculum before moving to Volume 2.
Get tips for teaching the series in our free webinar How to Use Social Thinking Materials to Teach Ages 4–7!
Explore Volume 1
Five Engaging Storybooks
Join Evan, Molly, Jesse and Ellie on their adventures to familiar and far-off places (like outer space!) where they explore important social concepts through their thoughts and interactions. Each of the five colorfully-illustrated storybooks introduces kids to a different concept in an engaging way, to be followed by lessons and activities from the Social Explorers Curriculum (described below). The storybooks support the curriculum and are not stand-alone teaching tools. Extra sets sold separately below. The Volume 1 storybook titles reflect the concepts they teach:
- Thinking Thoughts and Feeling Feelings (Classroom Adventure)
- The Group Plan (Adventure on the Farm)
- Thinking with Your Eyes (Adventure in Space)
- Body in the Group (Ocean Adventure)
- Whole Body Listening (Zoo Adventure)
The Social Explorers Curriculum is packed with teaching material that links with the five storybooks to foster social-emotional learning and the development of social competencies in young children. Detailed instructional lessons—complete with Teaching Moment specifics, motivating structured activities, educational plan goals, and learn-at-home family letters—give educators, clinicians, counselors, and parents a substantial teaching package to use for years to come. We recommend teaching the curriculum and storybooks slowly. Our therapists spend one month on each concept to allow the children to deeply understand the concepts and apply them on a day-to-day basis.
Tote to Keep It All Organized
Keep all of the We Thinkers! Volume 1 components together and orderly with this handy Social Explorers tote bag. The set can be used across environments by teachers, clinicians, and parents—so pack it all up for easy transit!
Music Sold Separately
Award-winning artists created 12 songs to make the We Thinkers! concepts come alive for kids. Get students up and moving, singing along, and actively participating with others as they integrate Social Thinking Vocabulary into everyday life. (The curriculum includes activities to teach with the songs, too!) Explore the music, sold separately.
Recommended Teaching & Learning Pathway
We Thinkers! is best suited for ages 4-7 and is more powerful when taught with other materials. Teaching social concepts should follow a natural sequence, from simple to complex, to support student learning. The following Teaching & Learning Pathway outlines the recommended teaching sequence by age group. As with our products, this pathway is relevant to clinicians, educators, parents—anyone helping a person develop their social competencies.
- Ages 4-7
Extra Storybooks Sets Available for the Classroom & Home
In professional settings, this Extra Storybook Set is meant to accompany the We Thinkers! Volume 1 Social Explorers Package. It does not contain teaching materials and is NOT intended to be used as a stand-alone teaching tool. All teaching materials are presented in the We Thinkers! Volume 1 Curriculum.