Use stories or puppets to model and role-play children’s challenging social situations in order to look for possible solutions.
Tell a story or act out using toy figures or puppets a situation relevant to the students. Encourage the students to make suggestions for how the characters can act next.
By doing this, students are more likely to see a situation from other perspectives and engage more readily in resolving conflicts. By giving the child some distance from a situation, they may be able to see more clearly how their actions are contributing to a problem.
This could be used for individual or group social learning, or could be taken to a local and global level, in order to role play conflicts in the real world.
Created by Sarah Metzger
Reviewed by Louis Olander
Categorised in: (3) Comprehension, (4) Physical Action, (5) Expression and Fluency, (6) Executive Function, (7) Recruiting Interest, (9) Self Regulation, ACTION AND EXPRESSION, ENGAGEMENT, REPRESENTATION