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Personal Space Camp: Teaching Children the Concepts of Personal Space Kindle Edition
Teaching children the concepts of personal space.
Louis is back! And this time, he's learning all about personal space. When Louis, the world's self-proclaimed space expert, is invited to Personal Space Camp by the school principal, he soon learns that personal space really isn't about lunar landings, Saturn's rings, or space ice cream.
Written with style, wit, and rhythm, Personal Space Camp addresses the complex issue of respect for another person's physical boundaries. Told from Louis' perspective, this story is a must have resource for parents, teachers, and counselors who want to communicate the idea of personal space in a manner that connects with kids.
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- ASIN : B08QQK88QL
- Publisher : National Center for Youth Issues (December 14, 2020)
- Publication date : December 14, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 11642 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
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- Print length : 34 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #332,994 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Contrary to some other reviews, I did not find the teacher's "cranky voice" to be a problem. Face it, all teachers have a "cranky voice", and kids will immediately identify with it. As a matter of fact, I think this book helps make it clear WHY a teacher *might* use a "cranky voice". Sometimes with ADHD or Aspergers, kids do things impulsively and do not understand why the teacher seems frustrated or upset. This book directly relates careless behavior (knocking other kids over, waving hands in other kids faces) with a teacher who sounds a little frustrated. This will help the kids to link them in their mind...maybe at school, if they happen to hear a "cranky voice", they might check to see if they violated someone's personal space. I don't think it's unfair to write a book that reflects what a child might experience in everyday life. Personal Space is a topic that *does* make people "cranky" in real life, so I think it's helpful to link "cranky voices" with a violation of personal space. I think overall the tone of the book is one of patience, with occasional "cranky voices" when the boy has trouble controlling himself.
I did think some of the references to things in space were a little hard to grasp for kids who are not already interested in space, but those references were brief and easy for kids to ignore if necessary. I personally found the book a little wordy and long, but my son enjoys it and has asked for it to be read several times, so that must mean it's effective and getting it's message across! Happy I purchased it.
Okay, so in defense of the kids - developmentally it's really difficult to sometimes be in control of yourself. Kids need to move and wiggle around. However, they need extra guidance building awareness of themselves and those around them before the wiggling offends another student. When there are 20 some bodies in a classroom - we have to learn to work and live together. And newsflash - negative reinforcement doesn't build awareness - it just makes kiddos feel bad. I use Personal Space Camp as a social awareness teaching tool because it makes kids feel GOOD about themselves. They love learning about the concept of personal space and how it can affect others positively and negatively. Most importantly, the story is engaging and Louis is a VERY likeable character. We also copy Louis and use the same strategies in the book. The kids love being jammed into a hula hoop and reflection gets those light bulbs flashing about personal space. And here is the best part, author Julia Cook wrote a supplementary activity and idea book!! Activities galore! I got my hands on it this Spring and started integrating the lessons in small groups. The main reason the guide rocks is because the activities provide cool visuals for the students. Yep, your lessons on personal space just got even MORE engaging! Educators, get this one on your shelf. When teaching classroom routines, make this part of your curriculum.