ENGAGE IN COOPERATIVE PLAY 5.2
Goal: To improve social-relationship skills
Objective(s): The student will demonstrate the appropriate skills necessary for cooperative play.
1. Be sure you know the rules.
2. Decide who starts the game.
3. Remember to wait your turn. 4. When the game is over, say something nice to the other person. (Goldstein, 1988, p. 168)
Definition: Cooperative Play is when you are playing and interacting together in a cooperative way (i.e. playing fairly in a game, building a lego house together, etc.).
Rationale: Cooperative Play is essential for getting along, heaving fun, playing appropriately.
• Where - anywhere you play with others.
• When - anytime you play with others.
• Create examples of where and when.
• Talk about what happens when people can't play cooperatively.
Model/Role-play with Feedback
Role play situations:
• Play a game with a classmate or a group of game at recess.
• Play a game with your parents, brother, or sister.
• Play a game with friends in the neighborhood.
Application with Feedback
• During free time, set out games and allow students to use their skills for cooperative play.
• Use crossword puzzles/word searches using the process steps.
• Give a homework assignment for students to play cooperatively with a member of their family.