Inclusion, Episode 4: Play Together: Inclusive Social Interactions

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Season 3, Episode 4: Playing Together—Inclusive Social Interactions

Season 3, Episode 4: Playing Together—Inclusive Social Interactions

On this page you can explore resources for facilitating positive social interactions in inclusive settings, including teaching friendships skills and creating caring environments.

Watch now: Episode 4, Play Together: Inclusive Social Interactions!

Watch episode 4 of our professional development talk show to learn about positive social interactions, such as snack talk and buddy day, that benefit each child.

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Circle Time Magazine Season 3, Episode 4, print version

To get more ideas about creating opportunities for children to interact and develop friendships,  download the print version or view the magazine online.

Dive into Books…with this booklist that supports inclusion

  • Amazing by Steve Antony
  • A Rainbow of Friends by P.K. Hallinan
  • A Very Special Critter by Mercer and Gina Mayer
  • Dan and Diesel by Charlotte Hudson
  • Frederick by Leo Lionni
  • Friends at School by Rochelle Bunnett
  • Joy by Corrinne Averiss
  • Looking After Louis by Lesley Ely
  • The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates
  • The Deaf Musicians by Pete Seeger
  • The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Helpful Resources

These examples of snack talk cards, which you can use to encourage conversations during meal times, are ready to print and use!

Check out this 5-minute TedTalk style presentation by one of our guests in Episode 4 as she describes Snack Talk.

This resource supports the information Dr. Gail Joseph shared during the episode about peer-mediated intervention. It is an easy-to-read, “how to” information packet of evidence-based practices on why it is important to teach positive social skills.

In this suite, learn how teachers can create a caring classroom community. Discover ways to model and promote positive social behaviors in the classroom.

This print-and-go resource can also serve as a poster that provides visual support and guidance to help children engage in social interaction.

TRANSLATION NOTE: Please be aware that there might be slight discrepancies and minor differences between the posted, printed, or electronic text in English and the corresponding Spanish translation, due to the editing and updating of the different versions.

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