– A fun way to help young people to develop deeper social understanding.
Many young people struggle to develop friendships as they are unable to use or misinterpret cues such as expressions, body language, gesture and tone of voice to interpret other people’s intentions. These fun role-play scenarios enable young people to practise and reinforce both verbal and non-verbal cues in simple scenarios and build on these with more complex interactions in social situations. Use at school, home or in therapy, with individuals or small and whole groups.
Set 1: Facial Expressions & Body Language:
Cover the basics of communication with facial expressions, body parts and whole-body posture. No sounds are used during these role plays. Clear, one-sentence scenarios start by eliciting basic emotions and expressions e.g., Happy, Sad, Angry, Excited, Scared, before moving on to more complex whole body postures and movements, e.g., Walking as if scared, Hiding as if naughty.
Set 2: Social Situations:
Building on Set 1, these cards will help rehearse more complex social skills and interactions that young people will encounter at home and at school. Themes covered by these clear, fun role plays include: Sharing, Turn-Taking, Saying Sorry, Peer Pressure, Jealousy and Assertiveness. E.g. ‘Your best friend won’t talk to you. What do you say and do?’ or ‘You are picked for the team but your friend isn’t. How do you react?’
Set 3: Social Situations for Teenagers:
With scenarios aimed at teenagers, these role-play cards will help with the social interactions that teenagers encounter and which can often prove difficult to negotiate. Themes covered include: Family Issues, Relationships, Online & Social Media, Life Skills, Peer Pressure, Managing Emotions and many more.