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Playful, easy-to-remember poetry for teaching social skills in a lighthearted, simple way.

I Can Learn Social Skills!

Poems About Getting Along, Being a Good Friend, and Growing Up


Make teaching social skills fun with this lively collection of poems on skills such as greetings, eye contact, playing, competing, managing emotions, apologizing, and more!

Rhyming poems are always appealing: they are fun to read aloud and easy to remember. These easy-to-understand poems are perfect for teaching social skills. I Can Learn Social Skills helps children communicate their wants and needs in simple, relatable ways and teaches friendship basics, making them feel validated and empowered.

Eye-popping graphics and fun photos showing diverse kids accompany the book’s playful, humorous language and draw children into the work. Activities and lessons at the back of the book help parents, caregivers, and other adults with teaching social skills.

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ISBN: 978-1-63198-280-4
Reading Level: Grade 3
Interest Level: Ages 5–9
Guided Reading Level: O
Lexile Measure: 600L
Illustrated: color illust. & photos
Trim Size: 8" x 8"
Page Count: 64
Praise for I Can Learn Social Skills:

“Written in an appealing child’s voice and sensitive to children’s real concerns, these novel poems capture struggles that children face and provide warm, practical solutions for developing social skills. Fun photography and graphics will engage children, while teachers will love the included extension activities.”—Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., author of the Learning to Get Along® series

“A fun and innovative way to teach social skills!”—Christine Peper, Ph.D., senior lecturer, University of Minnesota

“The cute and clever poems are perfect for reinforcing expected social behaviors.”—Leah Kuypers, M.A.Ed., OTR/L, creator of The Zones of Regulation®
  • Common Core State Standards


  • ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success

    MS.1, MS.2, MS.6
    BS.LS.1, BS.LS.9
    BS.SMS.1, BS.SMS.2, BS.SMS.3, BS.SMS.4, BS.SMS.5, BS.SMS.6, BS.SMS.7, BS.SMS.8, BS.SMS.9, BS.SMS.10
    BS.SS.1, BS.SS.2, BS.SS.3, BS.SS.4, BS.SS.5, BS.SS.6, BS.SS.7, BS.SS.8, BS.SS.9

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