We Thinkers! Volume 1 Social Explorers is an engaging Social Thinking educational series that combines a social learning framework used in schools and early learning centres across the U.S. with music and dramatic play activities that will appeal to early learners. Play is the learning environment of young children, and this curriculum capitalizes on this idea. The We Thinkers! Volume 1 Social Explorers Deluxe Set includes the five storybook set, curriculum book, The Incredible Flexible You music CD, and a free tote bag.
Volume 2, Social Problem Solvers, builds off of the concepts taught in Volume 1 and explores more advanced Social Thinking concepts and vocabulary such as: Hidden Rules and Expected and Unexpected Behaviors, Smart Guess, Flexible and Stuck Thinking, Size of the Problem, and Sharing an Imagination. However, because the teaching and learning is sequential it is important that Volume 1 be used before moving to Volume 2.
About the We Thinkers! Volume 1- Five Storybook Set
Through the adventures of four likeable characters, Evan, Ellie, Jesse, and Molly, children are introduced to and learn about complex social concepts in a language they can understand. Readers journey along with the characters as their adventures unfold in various settings that mirror children’s experiences and inspire their imaginations: in the classroom, on a farm, underwater in the ocean, in outer space, at the zoo, and in other child-friendly situations.
This storybook set can be used by parents, therapists, and educators alike in helping children develop better self-awareness and perspective taking when sharing space or interacting with others. Colorful illustrations and fun storybook adventures stimulate children’s curiosity and imagination and engage them in learning these five Social Thinking concepts:
- 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)
About the Curriculum Book
Detailed instructional plans, complete with Teaching Moment specifics, motivating in-classroom structured activities, educational plan goals, and learn-at-home family letters give educators and parents the knowledge and tools they need to help young children use their social thinking abilities and develop better social skills.
The units are to each of the five storybooks and introduce these Social Thinking concepts and vocabulary: Thinking Thoughts and Feeling Feelings, The Group Plan, Thinking With Your Eyes, Body in the Group, and Whole Body Listening.
Core Teaching materials from the curriculum are included on a USB drive.
Tom Chapin’s Music CD
The series is accompanied by The Incredible Flexible You music CD. Multiple GRAMMY®-award winning artist Tom Chapin, long known for empowering children through his music, co-wrote and performs 12 engaging songs that reinforce the Social Thinking series’ concepts. His spirited, sing-along approach appeals to young children, gets them up and moving, and enhances their ability to actively participate with others and synthesize Social Thinking Vocabulary into everyday life.
Plus a Free Tote Bag!
This handy canvas tote bag is a great accessory for anyone! Get it free when you purchase the We Thinkers! Volume 1 Deluxe Set.