I recently purchased several books from Amazon that have been A-Mazing to use in therapy! (Speaking of Amazon, this post contains Amazon-affiliate links for your convenience). Julia Cook has authored and co-authored several books for kids that directly target problem behaviors or social difficulties that so many of my students find themselves in.
Here are some of the ones that I have:
- The Worst Day of My Life Ever
- My Mouth Is a Volcano
In this story, Louis has trouble keeping his words in. He constantly wants to tell his thoughts and interrupts others constantly. He learns how to turn take and hold his words inside until it is appropriate to speak. Cute!
I have the teacher’s activity guide for this book as well. There are some really creative activities and ideas for the classroom.
- I Just Want to Do it My Way
- I Just Don’t Like the Sound of No
RJ hates hearing “no” and constantly turns conversations into an argument. His teacher then invites him to join her “say yes to no” club and teaches him how to except no and disagree the right way. It offers some great strategies to parents, teachers, and students on how to deal with this behavior.
- It’s Hard to Be a Verb