Cool Kind Kid Flash and Game Cards Give Kids FUN Social Skills and Bullying Prevention Tools
Bullying has reached epidemic levels. It is reported to be starting in preschool, as young as age three. Many bullying prevention programs, kids books on bullying, and anti-bullying activities and lessons have been developed to address our bullying crisis. However, many of the resources are reactive; how to deal with bullying issues after they happen. Though that is necessary, it isn't getting to the root of the problem.
A bullying cycle has been identified; rudeness or incivility lead to bullying, and bullying can escalate into violence. Cool Kind Kid addresses the beginning of the bullying cycle with proactive social skills activities for children; with the focus on those social skills lessons providing kids with the anti-bullying tools needed to reject bullying outright.
The message throughout Cool Kind Kid's curricula and parent/educator products and resources is to help kids understand that they can be both kind and cool. Kids are engaged and having fun as we redefine "cool," and them learn, "The KIND kid is the COOL kid, not the bully."
The Cool Kind Kid Flash and Game Cards make teaching new definitions for 'cool,' and social skills to children easy and engaging. Each card features a Cool Kind Kid® character on the front. Kids love Fabulously Fun Friend Francie, Caring Citizen Courtney, Nice Neighbor Nicole, Brutus Belligerent Bully, Radically Rude Rudalot, and many more. These original characters/illustrations each depict a cool or uncool behavior. Kids can look at the illustration and see that the character is acting in a 'cool' or 'uncool' manner.
On the back of each card are Cool Kind Kid® skills that are actually anti-bullying tools and social skills lessons related to the topic each card is addressing. Kids learn what is 'cool' and what is 'uncool.' They learn bullying is the ultimate in 'uncool.' At the bottom of each card is a box stating if that particular card/character is 'cool' or uncool.'
THREE GAMES engage children in learning the social skills they need to reject bullying. Whether used in the home or the classroom, these cards can be reviewed over and over.
COOL or UNCOOL? GAME: Parent/instructor shows the character sides of the cards. Kids get a point for each character activity identified correctly as 'cool' or 'uncool.'
CARD SCRAMBLE GAME: Parent/instructor spreads the cards out on a table, illustration side up. Kids pick a character and get a point for correctly stating a Cool Kind Kid skill on the back.
WHO IS IT? GAME: Parent/instructor reads a Cool Kind Kid skill. Child gets a point for identifying the correct character.
For homes, schools, camps, or other youth and kids’ programs. Your children, grandchildren, or students can have fun learning how to be Cool Kind Kids®.