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- Ages: 5-10+
- Pages: 193
- Format: Bundle with Games
- ISBN: 6004
- Published: 2019
Bring social emotional learning for children ages 5-10+ into your classroom—and save 10% with this Detective & Superflex Get Started Bundle!
You may have heard about Social Detective, Superflex, and the cast of colorful characters that help kids work on self-regulation. Kids around the world are having so much fun learning strategies and practicing new skills to boost their “Superflex powers,” they don’t realize they’re improving their self-regulation and flexible thinking abilities! (New to Superflex? See what it’s all about in this short article.)
Get started teaching students to observe what’s happening in the social world and empower their own Detective & Superflex with this Get Started Bundle. It’s composed of the foundational products in our Detective & Superflex series, including the first storybook, You Are a Social Detective! 2nd Edition, and the all-new, accompanying You Are a Social Detective Teaching Curriculum & Support Guide (designed as companion guide to teach the concepts explored in the award-winning storybook). You’ll also receive the Superflex Super Sticker Collection, plus the Superflex: My Hero Inside music CD is included! Looking for the complete collection of Detective & Superflex series? Check out the Superflex All-In-One Bundle.
Please Note: Superflex posters are not included in this bundle and are sold separately. We are officially changing Superflex Unthinkables to UnthinkaBots over the course of 2021-22. Some products within the bundle have already been updated, such as the Superflex Super Sticker Collection. Click here to learn more about the UnthinkaBots change. If you’re working with kids between the ages of 4-7, consider also teaching the We Thinkers! Series to give further instruction on foundational social concepts. Then, move on to the Detective & Superflex series.
IMPORTANT: These products are designed to be taught in a specific order to teach social observation from the child's perspective first (Social Detective: Book 1 in the Superflex series) before teaching that we all notice each other’s actions and reactions. Avoid teaching kids to simply “control their behavior,” as this is not the purpose of these materials. For kids to learn to self-regulate, they must first develop social awareness of the spoken and unspoken expectations for a particular context. After that, they can begin to learn perspective taking to adapt what they do and say to meet their own social goals. Begin with the award-winning storybook, You Are a Social Detective! 2nd Edition (YASD) and the all-new, accompanying YASD Teacher Curriculum & Support Guide, move on to the Superflex Curriculum, then add other Superflex products to support the learning and help students dive deeper into specific concepts. See the products included in this bundle and the order in which to teach them below.
Bundle Products: Use in This Sequence
1. You are a Social Detective! 2nd Edition (multiple award-winner!)
This first book in the Detective & Superflex series introduces the foundational concepts of social observation from the child’s perspective. The all-new You Are a Social Detective! 2nd Edition encourages kids to become “social detectives” to observe the social world and learn unique Social Thinking Vocabulary to help them figure out what the social expectations are in different contexts. This revised and expanded book also helps kids work on perspective taking, as they learn that everyone has thoughts and feelings about what others do and say and that we all impact one another. Only when students develop a working knowledge of the expectations they have for others and understand that others have expectations for them too are they ready to learn about self-regulation. You Are a Social Detective! 2nd Edition s an award-winning storybook that should be taught over an extended period and revisited often to encourage social learning in all contexts. For interventionists, a few lesson ideas are included to guide further teaching of these concepts. Buy the book as part of the bundle, or separately at full price. Digital version must be purchased separately—only on Apple Books and Google Play (not printable).
2. You Are a Social Detective! Teaching Curriculum & Support Guide
Bring social emotional learning into your classroom! Thousands of schools, clinics, and homes around the world have found the multiple award-winning storybook, You Are a Social Detective! 2nd Edition, to be a practical, engaging addition to their libraries. The storybook alone is educational, but the social and emotional concepts within it are ripe for deeper teaching in whole-class and small-group settings. Piloted and tested over years in large school districts, the You Are a Social Detective! Teaching Curriculum & Support Guide is just the tool you need to bring this important social emotional learning (SEL) into the classroom. Buy the book as part of the bundle, or separately at full price. Digital version must be purchased separately—only on Apple Books and Google Play (not printable).
3. Superflex… A Superhero Social Thinking Curriculum Package (two-book set)
Once you’ve finished teaching about social observation through the perspective of the student using You Are a Social Detective! 2nd Edition storybook, you can introduce the Superflex Curriculum Package. For the past 10+ years, kids around the world are having so much fun learning about how a boy named Aiden transformed himself into a superflexible superhero. Your students will learn how to transform themselves into their own unique “Superflex” that looks just like them. Lessons are structured to encourage students to pretend to manage imaginary characters called the UnthinkaBots and, in later lessons, engage their Thinkable powers.
In this two-book set, get to know how one boy (Aiden) learned about his inner Superflex powers. You’ll also get to know the 14 UnthinkaBots (previously called Unthinkables). The concept of a social superhero and imaginary characters (Unthinkables/UnthinkaBots/Thinkables) were inspired by ideas from, and developed alongside, Neurodivergent students. The entire Superflex series is designed to empower all students (both neurotypicals and Neurodivergents) to boost their own inner “Superflex powers.” A good choice for both schools and clinics.
The Rock Brain storybook introduces kids to the pretend realm of Social Town, Superflex, and the UnthinkaBots (also called Unthinkables). The curriculum includes lessons, handouts, and visual tools to transform your classroom, clinic, or home into a Superflex Academy. Teach students to access their superflexible powers in classrooms, small groups, and in clinics. Get the curriculum package as part of the bundle, or separately for full price.
Games, Visual Supports & Storybooks to Support the Superflex Curriculum (teach in any order):
New language & character updates! A FUN and FLEXIBLE game developed for children (ages 7–10+) who have been actively working with You Are a Social Detective! 2nd Edition and the Superflex® Curriculum and are familiar with core Social Thinking Vocabulary. Unlike the “matching” format of traditional bingo games, Superflex® Bingo engages players in “thinking through the Bingo Board” to expand their social emotional learning. Players listen to and think through hundreds of different social situations to identify when their own Superflex powers are engaged, which of the 14 UnthinkaBots® are causing havoc, or which Social Thinking Vocabulary concept is being discussed. Includes 12 different themed card packs. Perfect for use in the classroom, clinic, or home. Buy the game as part of the bundle, or separately for full price.
Superflex Super Sticker Collection: Thinkables & UnthinkaBots
New important changes, additions, and updates!
Who doesn’t love a sticker? Our students and clients have been asking for these for years, so we finally developed over 500 colorful stickers showing the Team of UnthinkaBots (formerly Unthinkables), the Team of Thinkables, and the idea that “Superflex is Me!” Perfect for use at home, at school, in the clinic, or on the go, these stickers complement Superflex Curriculum Package as a great way to encourage a metacognitive focus and promote self-awareness of kids’ own proactive Thinkable powers or strategies, as well as the powers of their imaginary UnthinkaBots. (Read more in our (free article.) Buy the stickers as part of the bundle, or separately for full price.
- The term UnthinkaBots replaces the term Unthinkables (It’s OK if your students struggle to flexibly change to the new name. Unthinkables are UnthinkaBots, so be patient if students get stuck.
- Three new names: Mean Bean (was Mean Gene/Jean), Me-Gull (was One-Sided Sid), Body Drifter (was Body Snatcher).
- Blurt Out Blue is a new UnthinkaBot developed by a Neurodivergent student (replaces Grump Grumpaniny).
Superflex: My Hero Inside (Music CD)
Sing about the imaginary Unthinkables (also called UnthinkaBots) with 13 adorable songs. Kids light up listening to fun, catchy songs with educational lyrics about attending the Superflex Academy, being a Social Detective, living in Social Town, managing the Destroyer of Fun, discovering their “hero inside” and much more. Once students are introduced to the world of Superflex, the songs can be used at any time to promote ongoing social learning. Preview the music and download the lyrics. Lyrics are free to download on the website and can be used to supplement teaching the Superflex curriculum.
Award-winning Social Detective & Superflex Series
Our award-winning Social Detective & Superflex series teaches social observation, social awareness, perspective taking, flexible thinking, and self-regulation. Click here to explore all our Social Detective & Superflex resources—why this social emotional learning series has sold more than 447,000 copies worldwide!
Use these resources alongside the Basic Bundle (in any order)
The Superflex series includes a wide variety of products! If you’re looking for more material to use alongside or after the Basic Bundle, here are some resources to support the Superflex Curriculum.
- Posters & Games
Instructor: Michelle Garcia Winner
People frequently ask how our products can be used together for a specific age group to teach and motivate kids to improve their social competencies in a fun and engaging manner. In Social Thinking’s first ever webinar, Michelle Garcia Winner will discuss the products Social Thinking has created for students ages 8-11 as well as share teaching tips and strategies related to the use of the following materials: You are a Social Detective!, the Superflex™ Curriculum, Social Thinking and Me, and the game Should I or Shouldn’t I?
Instructor: Michelle Garcia Winner
In this webinar, Michelle Garcia Winner, the founder of Social Thinking, discusses an evidence-informed Social Thinking - Social Competency Model. This model is a way to think about a four-step developmental process to help educators and therapists better support their students and clients.
Instructor: Michelle Garcia Winner
Join us on a learning journey through the entire school year! Each month for 10 months our experts share best practices for teaching one of our 10 core Social Thinking concepts—which build on each other and foster the development of social competencies. Join us to explore the first of the 10 concepts, thoughts and feelings!
Social Emotional Learning Curriculum Get Started Bundle | Social Detective & Superflex Series
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