Identifying the “size” of a problem – New children’s book!


Social City book cover

Check out this great new children’s book and resource to teach kids how to figure out the “size of a problem.”    The authors are a team of educators from the Social Communication Clinic in Corvallis, Oregon.  The story helps children navigate through “Social City” to learn about how to figure out if a problem is a “bump”, “hill” or “mountain.”  

This would be a fabulous book for children especially between the ages of 4 – 9.  I really appreciated how the story defines the concept of a “little”, “medium” or “big” problems in a way that has a visual metaphor that makes sense to kids – and provides a description that makes sense to primary age learners.  While the book was primarily created to support children on the autism spectrum, or with social cognitive needs – I think this would be a fabulous resource for preschool classrooms, early childhood learning centers, and even kindergarten classrooms!

Following the story, the authors provide some helpful teaching resources in the Appendices.  They provide a fabulous summary visual of the sizes of problems and a lesson plan to use when implementing the book.

The book is available on Amazon (link is here).  What a great resource to support classroom social skills right away this fall!

Disclaimer:  I was provided with a free copy of this book by the publisher.  

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