You know a particular product is successful when your child pulls out specific content (both positive and negative) and applies it to every day life. Kibbles Rockin’ Clubhouse: Expressing Yourself is a positive example of this.
Here are two examples:
Mommy is a little frustrated over a situation. Bubs reminds Mommy that it is “time to calm down, take a deep breath, and count to ten.”
Little Man is getting frustrated when he can’t get his pants off. He reminds me that “frustrated is on the DVD.”
These two examples demonstrate topics covered on this social skills DVD. Originally designed for children with autism, I believe this is a DVD that can help all children with meeting new people, saying goodbye, and in dealing with various emotions.
While some kids learn social skills by example, others – especially those under the autism and sensory umbrella – must be taught proper ways to handle new or difficult situations. This DVD teaches a child appropriate ways to act through songs and actions.
Momma C’s Thoughts: What I love is that this DVD reinforces what we already work on at home. Looking people in the eyes, saying “hello”, getting under control. These are things that all of our children work on but Bubs particularly struggles with. What I love is that Bubs has referred to things from the video. This means that the DVD got to him on his level.
The actors in the video aren’t over the top like so many children’s videos. The kids are real and not “Barney like.” Basically, an adult doesn’t hate watching it! I really find the songs catchy and fun. I find myself singing them.
For each segment, the actor introduce a topic, there is a song, and then they have examples to test the child’s understand of the topic. For example, the children learn the “h words” for greeting someone (hi, hello, howdy). Then the viewer chooses between four words which words are appropriate greeting words. This follows the “Introduce, Recognize, Identify” teaching strategy that I suggest on the ABCJLM curriculum.
My favorite song is “Calm Down.” It is a sweet song that teaching a child to count to ten and breath when it is time to calm down.
There are several bonus features on the DVD as well as a separate Cd of the songs that comes in this package:
Sing along with the lyrics on the screen.
Bonus Kibbles’ World
Play a game with Kibbles as he tests your knowledge on labeling feelings.
Over 40 minutes of Parent Training Material including:
Learn about the benefits of speech and music therapy and how those principles were incorporated into the design of the video.
Parent Teaching Tools
Learn specific techniques that you can use to engage children with autism.
Hear the story behind the creation of the video including struggles and achievements of their son who has autism.
Not convinced? See excerpts of the songs and find out more info here.
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