Downloadable Activities: Freddie the Fly - Connecting the Dots

Five Activities to Help Students Navigate Confusing Social Interactions

Author: Kimberly Delude, MA, CCC-SLP
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Sometimes people say one thing but mean another. This can be difficult for kids to understand because they take words at face value. Using the connect-the-dots method that Freddie learned can help young people navigate confusing social interactions, making it easier for them to interpret and understand what is really being said by teachers, friends, family, and others. 

These downloadable activities help teach children how to recognize social cues by connecting the communication dots, including voice tone, facial expressions and body language. Worksheets, games, discussion topics and group activities reinforce the message from the storybook, Freddie the Fly: Connecting the Dots.

Five Downloadable Activities include:

    • Activity 1 - Non-Verbal Communication Word Search - Students will learn non-verbal communication-related vocabulary words from the book as they search through the puzzle.
    • Activity 2 - Tic-Tac-How Do I Feel? - Students will practice reading facial expression, body language, and context clues to infer how someone is feeling.
    • Activity 3 - Make Your Own Social Cues Checklist - Having their own checklist to refer back to will help students learn to read social cues.
    • Activity 4 - Social Cues Fill in the Chart - Help students practice filling in a communication checklist to see what people really mean.
    • Activity 5 - Social Cues Matching - Match what is being said to what the speaker really means.

Freddie the Fly: Connecting the Dots is part of the popular Freddie the Fly book series and is recommended for these activities.

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