Game for Teaching Social Skills: Review of Wild Ride to the Heart

Social skills don't just “happen.” Having my own children with learning differences (you should know by now I don't call them disabilities b/c they are truly differences – disabilities are defined by the age in which one lives!)
So, I was so excited to see Fran, our school psychologist test out this game with my son's third grade class.  Here is her recommendation.

“Review of Wild Ride to the Heart board game

Our small group of 3rd graders thoroughly enjoyed the game Wild Ride to the Heart. It was used for a social skill building activity and to reinforce our earlier discussions on feelings. The children were enthusiastic about the colorful game board and enjoyed moving with the detours and Surprise card instructions. I felt that this was a good tool to engage young children in discussions of their feelings and to practice turn-taking and cooperation.

Fran Sheffield – School Psychologist

Westwood Schools, Camilla, GA”

We've got a really great new school psychologist here at Westwood Schools who has agreed to test things concerning cyberbullying, behavior, and helping children with social skills.

She is a great asset and I'm so excited to share her first review here on my blog.  If you want to send her things in these areas to test, please contact me first at vicki at and I'll be happy to let you know if it is a fit.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Pawar0365 October 7, 2010 - 12:51 am

yes your are right psychology play and important role being socialize…

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