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Bloom Your Room™

Bloom Your Room™

Growing Social-Emotional Literacy Through Art for Schools, Educators and Clinicians.

Chock full of essential information for teachers in each chapter, and colorful mini-posters, certificates and worksheets for students!

Bloom Your Room™ is the first research-based collaborative art and activities social-emotional skill development program for children ages 4-10. 

With delightful characters like Thinkerbee™ and the Worm Fuzzies™, interactive classroom activities and delightful visual aides, educators will find easy-to-follow strategies and tools that enhance social-emotional learning, inspiring children to experience kindness, respect, and empathy in their relationships with friends, peers, teachers and school personnel.

Created by pediatric psychologist, Dr. Lynne Kenney, and illustrated by artist Meg Garcia, Bloom Your Room™ has the vital information you need as an elementary school teacher to improve your classroom’s social learning environment for the benefit of all.

Create a space where children feel safe to learn, grow, share and BLOOM! Post the art on your walls, clip out the activities, engage in "Cognitive Conversations" and begin to improve the social culture of your classroom today.

 

 

 

Bloom: 50 Things to Say, Think and Do with Anxious, Angry and Over-the-Top Kids

The first multi-media parenting book that that gives readers a new way to take a collaborative stance with children, improving their cognitive, emotional and social skills.

Written for real parents with anxious, angry and over-the-top kids, Bloom is a brain-based approach to parenting all children. Stop second-guessing the way you handle misbehavior, and learn why they occur in the first place. Come to understand the developmental origins of behaviors and take a fresh look at how you can address them with skill-building techniques that produce real and lasting change.

Taking its lead from neuroscience and best practices in early childhood mental health, Bloom offers parents, teachers and care providers the words, thoughts and actions to raise calm, confident children, while reducing the need for consequences and punishment.

The first book of its kind, Bloom provides pages full of printable mantras you can carry with you, hang on your fridge or use in your classroom to raise emotionally competent kids. Bloom allows you to take a collaborative stance with your children, improving their cognitive, emotional and social skills. Bloom offers a new approach to human relationships that will change the way you perceive, think and feel about parenting, love, work and life. Bloom changes everything. 

BONUS: Each chapter has a QR code that links to bonus videos so you can hear directly from the authors about each topic.

 

 

70 Play Activities 

70 Play Activities for Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning & Behavior

Packed with worksheets, handouts, and guided scripts with step-by-step directions, this definitive resource will put you to the top of your play game. With over 70 activities designed to improve thinking, self-regulation, learning and behavior, your tool kit will be full and your creative brain will be inspired to craft your own meaningful exercises. Play now, Play later...with 70 Play Activities for better brain functioning and learning.

Based on years of clinical experience and educational work, Harvard-trained psychologist, Lynne Kenney, PsyD, and school psychologist, Rebecca Comizio, MA, MA-Ed, NCSP have created fun, imaginative, and brain-based exercises for children and adolescents to develop attention, planning, executive function and mood management skills.

Featuring:
-Musical Thinking
-Physical Activities
-Social Interaction Games
-Artmaking
-Perfect for the classroom, clinic or home

 

 

Musical Thinking: Simple Steps to Teaching Kids How They Think - The Quick Start Manual

Millions of children face challenges with inattention, impulsivity, cognitive inflexibility and disorganization, yet strategies and solutions to address them are elusive. We expect kids to alter their behavior when we say things like, “Just slow down,” “Think it out,” or “Use your creative problem-solving skills,” only to see the children look up bewilderingly. We often get caught in the trap of telling them what to do without telling them how to do it. This results in children who become disorganized thinkers, using trial and error to try to meet the expectations of teachers, parents and those whom they love.

Musical Thinking5 Simple Steps To Teaching Children How They Think: The Quick Start Manual, is Dr. Lynne Kenney’s creative response to empowering children to take charge of their learning and behavior by teaching children how their brains work, not simply what to think.

Before we teach our students how to analyze content, we actually teach them how to analyze what their brain is doing to learn.
—Lynne Kenney, PsyD

Applying the research of J.P. Das, Nacho Arimany, Peter C. Brown, Adele Diamond and more, Dr. Kenney developed Musical Thinking5 Simple Steps To Teaching Children How They Think. By introducing The Musical Thinking Quartet - “The Love Notes”, Cognitive Conversation Cueing Cards, Poems and over 25 colorful, reproducible pages, Dr. Kenney shows educators, clinicians and parents how to use Musical Thinking to teach children:

1. How their brains build “neuronal highways.”
2. How their brains are constructed via The Thinker, The Caveman & Boots.
3. How using rhythm, tempo and timing can empower children to encode, retrieve, and better inhibit their thinking and behavior.
4. How using cognitive cueing can make several core executive functions including attention, memory, cognitive flexibility and inhibition less of a mystery and more transparent.
5. How engaging the children in their own learning by introducing “The Love Notes” can empower children to learn and behave better for a lifetime.

Musical Thinking is a collaborative approach based in cognitive science that will delight, engage and amaze the children with whom you work. Begin empowering the children in your classrooms, clinical practices and homes by teaching them HOW their brains learn, not simply what to think.