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Speak Up and Get Along!: Learn the Mighty Might, Thought Chop, and More Tools to Make Friends, Stop Teasing, and Feel Good About Yourself Paperback – June 15, 2005
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The simple lessons and role-play exercises are easy to understand, and simple to use, even with children who are just starting to read. The organization of the book, using various types of birds as images to illustrate an entire suite of social skills, is very helpful as well -- the tools of the Blue Jay are all about being assertive when you need to. I've recommended this book to a number of my professional colleagues, many of whom are using it with their students (and children) as well.
A useful companion volume is "Sticks and Stones", also by Scott Cooper. It shares the same basic structure, with additional explanations, scripts for parents/teachers, and additional role-plays.
A word about the role-plays: be prepared to practice with them several times to really internalize the skills involved. Running through them once or twice and then just moving on to the next thing is won't get you very far in acquiring usable skills from the text. Practice with them over and over, just as you would to learn a new martial arts technique. Don't confuse understanding the various tools here with the ability to actually use them -- that takes dedicated practice.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's a great resource for kids to learn to speak up for themselves. A great resource for adults too!!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Read to my 6 and 8 yr old...they loved it, asked for it every night and seemed to get some value from it.Published 7 months ago by Sport Mama
This is a well written book that my 7 year old made good use of. The description of tools and strategies is accurate and has proven a go to resource to remind my son how to be... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kaplan
This really has given my son useful tips, & helped me talk to him about bullying, & how to be friends with others.Published 10 months ago by MikeD
Been reading this to my 4 year olds. They are incorporating the easier lessons and it helps them understand social interactions a bit better.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer