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Social Skills List

Totetude understands that educators have more responsibilities than ever. One such responsibility is educating the learner about social skills. This is no easy task. Learners need guidance, repetition, and of course real-world experience. For this reason, Totetude has designed a weekly program to introduce the learner to proper social interaction. Each week offers a new social skill to learn, experience, and discuss.

Monday: social game

Tuesday: establish the purpose for teaching the skill and introduce the skill

Wednesday: identify the skill steps and model the steps

Thursday: allow learners the opportunity to understand and apply the skill

Friday: analyze and evaluate the skill

  • How does using this skill help me?
  • How does using this skill help others?
  • Is this skill fun?
  • It isn't? How can we make it enjoyable?
  • Will you use this skill every day, every week, every month, or never again?

List of Social Skills

  1. Respect: understanding the need for rules
  2. Feeling: identifying feelings of others
  3. Safety: following instructions
  4. Color: expressing feelings
  5. Light: forgiving others
  6. Shape: positioning yourself in a group
  7. Size: controlling voice volume
  8. Texture: cleaning up messes
  9. Weight: avoiding being bossy
  10. Sort: sharing your things
  11. Weather: avoid whining
  12. Temperature: refusing others appropriately
  13. Season: accepting change
  14. Body: being a good listener
  15. Sense: using eye contact
  16. Clothing: dressing appropriately
  17. Material: passing on a message
  18. Insect: communicating anger
  19. Family: problem solving
  20. Pet: accepting "no" answers
  21. Job: waiting calmly
  22. Money: borrowing from others
  23. Time: managing time
  24. Estimate: talking to strangers
  25. Tool: handing sharp objects to others
  26. Measure: eating properly
  27. Sound: sitting quietly
  28. Instrument: cooperating with others
  29. Person: giving others privacy
  30. Animal: introducing yourself
  31. Habitat: sharing public places
  32. Water: washing hands properly
  33. Food: sharing food
  34. Healthy: covering your mouth
  35. First-Aid: accepting consequences
  36. Dinosaur: keeping yourself clean
  37. Vacation: saying "I'm sorry"
  38. Moving: adjusting to change
  39. Mail: showing sympathy
  40. Transportation: saying "excuse me"
  41. Motion: controlling movement
  42. Playground: letting others go first
  43. Restaurant: remaining seated
  44. Movie Theater: letting others decide
  45. Supermarket: expressing likes
  46. Direction: expressing dislikes
  47. Pirate: recognizing your weaknesses
  48. Fairy Tale: saying "please"
  49. Super Hero: saying "thank you"
  50. Magic: saying "you're welcome"
  51. Energy: volunteering to be of help
  52. Sport: congratulating winners
  53. Technology: taking turns
  54. Space: giving others personal space
  55. Opposite: accepting others with disabilities
  56. Friendship: making friends
  57. Responsible: learning how to keep friends
  58. Predict: avoiding an argument
  59. Holiday: accepting cultural differences
  60. Nature: compromising
  61. Camping: joining an activity
  62. Circus: encouraging others
  63. Carnival: feeling good about yourself
  64. Winter: joining a conversation
  65. Spring: participating in a conversation
  66. Summer: answering questions in a conversation
  67. Autumn: ending a conversation
  68. Beach: initiating an activity
  69. Jungle: inviting others to join an activity
  70. Patient: thinking before acting
  71. Library: putting away materials properly
  72. Museum : sharing knowledge with others
  73. Imagination: preventing rumors
  74. Zoo: responding to name calling
  75. Farm: recognizing your strengths
  76. Manners: saying "pardon me"
  77. Humor: using humour appropriately
  78. Luck: avoiding blaming others
  79. Dream: avoiding tattling
  80. Poetry: sharing ideas
  81. Emergency: accepting help
  82. Guest: saying "no" to peer pressure
  83. Monster: making independent choices
  84. Letter: disagreeing appropriately
  85. Number: dealing with boredom
  86. Garden: organizing tasks
  87. Ocean: using self-control
  88. Earth: sharing attention with others
  89. Community: expressing physical needs
  90. School: discussing appropriate topics
  91. Force: expressing confusion
  92. Bridge: answering the door
  93. Invention: answering the phone
  94. Germ: setting goals
  95. Teeth: planning ahead
  96. Surprise: completing tasks
  97. Life: asking for help
  98. Death: dealing with grief
  99. Frog: trying new things
  100. Hundred: apologizing
  101. Map: delaying gratification
  102. Country: asking a question
  103. Snow: asking for permission
  104. Olympics: dealing with losing
  105. Electricity: staying on task
  106. Magnet: handling frustration
  107. Life Cycle: taking things from others
  108. Wedding: dealing with stress
  109. Detective: dealing with mistakes
  110. Picnic: dealing with insults
  111. Parade: understanding the feelings of others
  112. Air: accepting the feelings of others
  113. Airplane: complimenting others
  114. Boat: avoiding a fight
  115. Shark: interrupting others appropriately
  116. Bee: showing sportsmanship
  117. Pet Shop: respecting the opinions of others
  118. Hospital: accepting praise
  119. Store: greeting familiar people
  120. Performance: introducing yourself
  121. Puppet: introducing other people
  122. Viking: trying your best
  123. Rock: expressing affection
  124. Earthquake: dealing with fear
  125. Volcano: rewarding yourself
  126. Wind: warning others
  127. Tornado: dealing with being left out
  128. Hurricane: responding to persuasion
  129. Ice: dealing with embarrassment
  130. Tradition: minding your own business
  131. Chinese New Year: donating
  132. Groundhog Day: showing confidence
  133. Valentine's Day: showing interest
  134. President's Day: telling the truth
  135. Saint Patrick's Day: understanding sarcasm
  136. Easter: sharing responsibilities
  137. Cinco De Mayo: knowing when to share personal information
  138. Mother's Day: showing appreciation
  139. Father's Day: being supportive
  140. Independence Day: being independent
  141. Grandparent's Day: discussing unimportant things (small talk)
  142. Columbus Day: observing others
  143. Halloween: talking to adults
  144. Day of the Dead: keeping your thoughts to yourself
  145. Veterans Day: asking for clarification
  146. Thanksgiving: using appropriate words
  147. Hanukkah: using body language
  148. Christmas: understanding the body language of others
  149. Kwanzaa: reminding others
  150. New Year's Eve: ignoring others
  151. Birthday: forgiving yourself
  152. Language: touching others appropriately
  153. Noun: holding the door
  154. Verb: paraphrasing what is heard
  155. Adjective: responding to failure
  156. Adverb: avoiding teasing
  157. Synonym : keeping secrets
  158. Homonym : accepting criticism
  159. Rhyme: controlling your temper
  160. Idiom: dealing with difficult tasks
  161. Prefix: being honest
  162. Suffix: showing proudness
  163. Compound Word: motivating yourself
  164. Onomatopoeia: accepting your choice
  165. Personification: changing your mind
  166. Alliteration: keeping calm
  167. Hyperbole: paraphrasing what is heard
  168. Metaphor: expressing understanding
  169. Simile: showing that you care
  170. Oxymoron: being discreet
  171. Irony: accepting compliments
  172. Period: giving help to others
  173. Question Mark: communicating clearly
  174. Exclamation Point: participating equally
  175. Comma: taking risks
  176. Ellipsis: letting others win
  177. Fluency: accepting boundaries
  178. Intonation: setting boundaries
  179. Interjection: avoiding sulking
  180. Conjunction: trusting others
  181. Preposition: being optimistic
  182. Transition Word: accepting the choices of others
  183. Colloquial: finding common interests with others
  184. Genre: accepting your weaknesses
  185. Audience: focusing attention
  186. Apostrophe : accepting the weaknesses of others
  187. Contraction: accepting the strengths of others
  188. Vowel: avoiding procrastination
  189. Consonant: reflecting upon yourself
  190. Syllable: valuing progress
  191. Non-fiction: valuing others
  192. Fiction: participating in a team
  193. Science Fiction: contributing ideas
  194. Tall Tale: following a routine
  195. Fable: responding during a discussion
  196. Myth: making personal connections during a discussion
  197. Legend: showing empathy
  198. Drama: avoiding being messy
  199. Mystery: being organized
  200. Comedy : avoiding complaining
  201. Quotation Marks: avoiding being selfish
  202. Parentheses: making promises
  203. Antonym: keeping promises
  204. Hyphen: avoiding gossip
  205. Colon: avoiding laziness
  206. Semicolon: avoiding showing off
  207. Bullet: remembering information
  208. Slash: obeying
  209. Dictionary: joking with others
  210. Thesaurus: choosing your words