Do you love LEGOs and want to practice making friends and working collaboratively in a safe, structured, and FUN learning environment? Then, join our ‘LEGO Social Skills Club!’ Kidizens is proud to offer a special class for children with social challenges who would benefit from explicit teaching about social skills and social thinking (kids who may have social delays, kids with ASD, or 2E kids). Like our traditional Kidizens program, they will plan and construct a city together in a specially adapted, cooperative learning program designed to also promote social learning and reinforce positive social behaviors, while leveraging many of the successful elements of our regular Kidizens program.
Over the course of the program, the kids will partner up to plan a component of our city and direct the class in building. In addition to being individually responsible for overseeing their special projects, kidizens will have many opportunities to hone their public speaking skills in a structured and non-threatening environment. Each session also will incorporate activities to foster emotional intelligence and help kidizens express themselves effectively. Join us, as a part of this social skills club, as we construct our self-designed city, build healthy social relationships, and of course, have tons of LEGO fun!
Please note that this program is meant to nurture project-based and group learning in a collaborative, fun, social environment for kids with social delays or challenges. We’re not a “therapy” program and not equipped to handle kids with any known history of violence and aggression. We’ll also be scheduling a group observation during the first couple of classes to assess a fit for all the kids that are registered for this class.
These classes will be taught by our experienced teacher, Kimberly Eng Lee, with significant experience in teaching social skills and social thinking to special needs kids.
Please contact us if you’re interested in joining or forming a social skills group at Kidizens. We offer quite a bit of flexibility in scheduling a session that’s appropriate for you. If you’re a homeschooling group of 5 kids or more, we can schedule a class at a convenient time this Spring, based on our current schedule.