Let’s Choose {social skill game for kids} Giveaway

It’s not often that I post giveaways geared towards parents of special needs children, though I know through emails and comments there are many readers in the same situation as myself. So I’m thrilled to have a giveaway this week that is not only for for all developing children, but very beneficial to special needs children affected by autism, ADHD, and other learning disabilities in particular.


Let’s Choose is a simple and fun interactive social skills game based on a series of cards to help children recognize their behaviors as choices, and that with those choices there are natural consequences.


In 2002, Lisa Maylee and Stacey Buck were motivated by the fact that almost 3 million children between the ages of six and 21 have a learning disability. They collaborated to develop a game to improve the outcomes of these special children and realized that these same skills are necessary for all children at certain points in time.


After looking closely at the most recent research and their own experience in the classroom, they developed the Let’s Choose™ games for parents and schools, which address social skills and behavior management. Parents, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, and general education teachers have all found the Let’s Choose experience to be helpful.


The game consists of 20 choice cards and 20 consequence cards and also includes a toy microphone for imaginative play.


The cards deal with everyday activities and real behaviors, both good and bad, and help children develop important social skills.


Because children learn in different ways, the visually stimulating Let’s Choose cards enables parents to incorporate the cards into a variety of teaching techniques. The cards are designed so important social skills are practiced when the products are used in the game format. The games encourage positive social skill development by stressing:
Turn taking
Saying a person’s name to get attention
Asking questions
Answering questions
Tone of voice
Speaking volume
Looking at the person


I really like the simplicity of the card graphics, which my little guy easily relates to and recognizes, as they are based on same stick-like figures found on his PECS cards. He has responded really well to some of the cards that we have actually laminated them and use them for everyday situations on his PECS communication board in the kitchen. I also like that the cards highlight both positive and negative real life experiences where a child can make a choice and recognizes the various consequences that can go with it. I see us getting a lot of use out of these cards – above and beyond the game they are intended for.

♦ To learn more about this game ♦
{awarded the National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval}
Visit Let’s Choose
♦ You can also connect on Facebook


For this weeks Giveaway
Let’s Choose
is graciously offering One Lucky Reader
a Let’s Choose™ Game Card Set for the Home

To Enter This Giveaway:
{1} Simply Leave a Comment Below
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For additional Entries You can:

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{Giveaway entry valid for readers of Under the Table and Dreaming only}

This giveaway will end next Thursday, October 6, 2011.

                  

Comments

  1. What a great giveaway!

  2. What a great giveaway! My 4 year old is showing ADHD and Autism tendencies (although we have yet to get confirmation of this yet. He is being tested next month more extensively) and this would be great. His social skills are seriously lacking and maybe this would help!

  3. Stephanie…this would be an AMAZING give-away for me to win…it would get a LOT of use in my K-2 Autism Support classroom!!

  4. I like you on FB…again….awesome give-away!! :)

  5. What a great idea! Not sure if my 12-year old ADHD child is too old for this, but I’d love to give the cards a try.

  6. This would help my son a lot. He has trouble with volume and closeness to others.

  7. This looks perfect for my 8 year old Aspie/ADD daughter…some of the same concepts we’re working on with her psychologist. Thanks!

  8. I liked Let’s Choose on FB!

  9. I already follow UTTAD on FB!

  10. Thanks for the great review. We love that you found the cards so useful that you’ve laminated them and include them on your communication board.
    In the next printing of the game we plan on laminating the cards and making the backs of the cards green or purple so families can draw their own choice and consequence cards. Can’t wait to see who wins.

  11. I think this is an excellent way to teach any child these skills!

  12. I have “liked” your FB page.

  13. I am a school counselor and this giveaway would be so wonderful to win. I have so many special friends that would benefit from these cards in our groups. Thank you!!

  14. What a great game! I have 4 children – 2 with special needs – and this would be a wonderful way for us to practice these important skills together.

  15. Great game! Thanks for sharing.

  16. Already a fan of yours!

  17. Following Let’s Choose.

  18. Amanda Kornelsen :

    I’m a big fan, and that looks like a great game!

  19. My daughter is a speech pathologist for special needs children, this would be a wonderful tool. You should be commended for the wonderful things you do for your son

  20. BRILLIANT GIVEAWAY GREAT IDEA TO BOTH AMUSE AND EDUCATE CHILDREN

  21. Georgeous! What a great way to start following your fantasticblog as I’ve just have done.

  22. These are great! My God-daughter would have a blast with these!!!

  23. What great game! Since we are adopting, I won’t know my kids’ backgrounds or what was/wasn’t allowed in their foster homes, this game would be a great tool to communicate with them.

  24. Hi! great site! wonderful give-away!

  25. Hello again! I just liked Let’s Choose on FB – and am so glad I did! Another great resource! Thank you!

  26. …don’t know how I’ve missed your FB page – I’ve been reading your blog for quite awhile now! Now its official that I “like” you!

  27. I would love to learn more about this game, and try it out.

  28. Sounds neat – I’d love to try this with my first grade class.
    Jacqueline

  29. This would totally help my son who has ADHD.

  30. I am always looking for good and effective ways to deal with my child that has ADHD. It is hard to get them to understand that there is a consequence for actions. And also how to deal with their feelings.
    What a great tool to help parents, teachers, etc.

  31. I would love these! I’m a speech-language pathologist who works with special needs preschoolers- this would be AWESOME for therapy :)

  32. This is great!

  33. I am a behavioral therapist, this would be awesome for the kiddos I work with! Thanks for sponsoring such a great giveaway!

  34. I’m also a follower of UTTD on fb!

        

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