teach2talk’s™ Social Skills! series of DVD videos helps teach children appropriate social behaviors through the use of targeted video modeling. Volume 1 of our Social Skills! series, Sharing and Taking Turns,
focuses on a critical component of every child’s socialization –
learning to share – by modeling appropriate sharing behaviors in a
variety of scenarios and settings, and by incorporating humor and songs
to keep children engaged and provide additional reinforcement.
In addition to helping teach children how to share, Sharing and Taking Turns
also helps teach children appropriate language to use when sharing.
This video is appropriate for children of all ages and developmental
levels, whether as an introduction to the concept of sharing or as a
reinforcer or refresher.
Sharing and Taking Turns can also be used as an effective
teaching tool in a two-on-one therapy setting by showing the two
children a scenario and then pausing the video and asking the children
to immediately model appropriate behaviors through role playing.
teach2talk™ Co-Founder Jenny McCarthy, Mom:
When Evan was younger, he wouldn’t play catch – instead, when someone
threw him a ball, he would just throw it behind him. He wouldn’t share
or take turns with anyone! After his play skills improved through the
use of video modeling, Sarah and I decided to see if video modeling
could help Evan learn to share. After watching our video just one time,
Evan turned to me, said “Mommy, let’s play ball!” and shared and took
turns for the first time! We hope Sharing and Taking Turns will help your child too.
teach2talk™ Co-Founder Sarah Clifford Scheflen, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist:
Many young children are naturally self–centered and have difficulty
sharing their possessions with others; they need guidance to learn how
to share. Because many children learn effectively through video
modeling, I started experimenting with using it to teach sharing and
other social skills. Many of my clients responded well – by first
asking me to “practice” the appropriate behaviors modeled for them, and
then later by generalizing these positive behaviors to their relations
with other children and their families.