Friendly Facts: A Fun, Practical, Interactive Resource to Help Children Explore the Complexities of Friends and Friendship
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- Publication Date:
- February 2, 2010
- Print Length:
- 75 pages
- Reading Age:
- 8 - 12 years
Mom's Choice Awards Winner
Making and keeping friends doesn't come easy for children with autism spectrum disorder. Many children need to learn a range of strategies to expand their social skills, such as reading facial expressions and body language. Friendly Facts: A Fun, Interactive Resource to Help Children Explore the Complexities of Friends and Friendship, an interactive workbook aimed at children ages 7-11, addresses these challenges by breaking down the complex concept of making friends into simpler ideas.
Through fun, engaging activities, children using this evidence-based curriculum gain practice and real-life knowledge of the major 'secrets' of making and keeping friends. By gaining the foundation for making and keeping friends at a crucial age, children are better prepared to successfully interact with others for the rest of their lives.
FRIENDLY FACTS is a well-written, easily accessible and fun way to discover 'facts' about friendship. Gaining friends and maintaining friendships is an art that takes cultivating. This workbook is a neat, contemporary, and interesting way to explore together, whether in small groups or as an individual with another person (it takes two to build a friendship), the many facets of building successful relationships. I highly recommend this book to any explorer who is searching to understand the art of friendship and who wants a variety of maps to assist in uncovering the journey. --Dr. Wendy Lawson, author of UNDERSTANDING AND WORKING WITH THE SPECTRUM OF AUTISM
FRIENDLY FACTS is a fantastic educational resource that you can just pick up and start using. It is a must-read for parents and professionals supporting a child on the autism spectrum. The book is a product of the authors' combined personal and professional experience and is the first hands-on how-to manual addressing crucial preteen friendships. The social complexities of friendship are deconstructed through a series of delightful activities and games. Friendship is cleverly demystified into how to identify who your friends are, how to be a good friend, and how to make and keep friendships. FRIENDLY FACTS teaches skills that are vital to children with ASD as they move forwards towards high school and more complex social challenges. --Rachael Bareket, MSC, author of PLAYING IT RIGHT