Tell us something good!
- Ages: 7-10+
- Format: Game
- ISBN: 9781936943517
- Published: 2018
New language & character updates!
Superflex® Bingo is a super flexible, fun, and educational game! It enables students to practice identifying Social Thinking concepts and Superflex characters to strengthen their self-regulation and superflexible thinking powers. This is not a stand-alone teaching tool, do not introduce this game until your students have completed You Are a Social Detective! 2nd Edition storybook and the Superflex curriculum.
This printing of Superflex Bingo has been updated with UnthinkaBots language and four new character updates to the team of 14 UnthinkaBots:
- Mean Bean replaces Mean Jean/Gene
- Body Drifter replaces Body Snatcher
- Me-Gull replaces One-Sided Sid
- Blurt Out Blue (a new UnthinkaBot) replaces Grump Grumpaniny
We’ve also updated the instruction booklet and the 12 card decks to reflect the new changes:
- Instruction Booklet: We’ve included “Unthinka-whats?”, a description of the UnthinkaBots language change and inclusion of four new character changes.
- 12 Themed Card Decks: New Blurt Out Blue prompt cards replace the Grump Grumpaniny prompt cards for each of the 12 themes.
Unlike traditional Bingo games where players match pictures or numbers, Superflex Bingo engages players in “thinking through the Bingo Board.” Students listen to a situation read aloud and figure out a Social Thinking concept or Superflex character that fits the situation, placing a game piece on the square that matches their thinking. The game is designed so that all players “win” by getting bingos during the session, alleviating the behavior dysregulation that can often occur in competitive games. Superflex Bingo is 12 games in one, providing 12 different themed card packs to keep students engaged and learning through the year (examples include Classroom, School Field Trip, Community, Winter Holidays, Summer Vacation, etc.). Make it 13 games by downloading the free themed card pack for St. Patrick’s day!
Since all players participate in each turn, Superflex Bingo provides a framework for kids to learn a variety of social concepts while actively thinking about the powers of Superflex characters. Kids practice perspective taking as they imagine themselves and their own thoughts and feelings—and those of others—in different situations. They also continually explore Social Thinking Vocabulary concepts such as thinking with your eyes, body, and brain in the group, expected and unexpected behavior, identifying the size of the problem, etc. (Learn about these concepts and how to teach them in our free webinars.) As students become familiar with these social concepts and more, they build skills that ultimately lead to social problem solving and self-regulation.
- Designed for 1 – 10 players, ages 7-10+, plus an adult to lead/facilitate game play. (Since the game is designed with teaching in mind, it’s not recommended that students play the game without the adult facilitator.)
- Session time: 25-30 minutes for a typical game.
- Instruction booklet offers adaptations and modifications so the game can be used flexibly with different size groups and players with varying levels of social understanding.
- 10 Bingo Boards: No two boards are alike; squares are arranged differently yet each board contains the same 25 squares.
- 12 Themed Card Decks: Each deck contains 24 Bingo Situation Cards that are read aloud to the group.
- 24 Answer-Definition Cards that match the characters and vocabulary as they appear on the Bingo Boards. One side shows the character or vocabulary term, the other side has either a definition of the character’s powers or the vocabulary term. These cards can be used by the adult to indicate the correct answer to the situations read aloud, as visual cues, and to prompt discussion about the concept or character.
- 300 bingo chips
- Instruction booklet
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Instructor: Michelle Garcia Winner
People frequently ask how our products can be used together for a specific age group to teach and motivate kids to improve their social competencies in a fun and engaging manner. In Social Thinking’s first ever webinar, Michelle Garcia Winner will discuss the products Social Thinking has created for students ages 8-11 as well as share teaching tips and strategies related to the use of the following materials: You are a Social Detective!, the Superflex™ Curriculum, Social Thinking and Me, and the game Should I or Shouldn’t I?
Instructor: Michelle Garcia Winner
In this webinar, Michelle Garcia Winner, the founder of Social Thinking, discusses an evidence-informed Social Thinking - Social Competency Model. This model is a way to think about a four-step developmental process to help educators and therapists better support their students and clients.
San Francisco Bay Area, CA | Nov 30 - Dec 1, 2023
Speakers: Ryan Hendrix, Kari Zweber Palmer
For two days we’ll deeply explore our powerful social learning curricula for teaching early learners and elementary school-age children foundational social concepts and how to implement them in specialized and general education settings as Tiers 1, 2, 3 learning support. On Day 1 learn how to teach with fidelity key strategies, vocabulary concepts, and innovative practices from our award-winning We Thinkers! Series to help early learners (ages 4–7) develop social competencies for collaborative play and learning in a group setting—the foundations for social, emotional, and academic learning. Newly updated Day 2 is filled with innovative strategies, lessons, and activities that will equip you with the tools to teach kids (ages 7-11) the Social Detective & Superflex series with fidelity using two new teaching curricula. Discover creative ideas for supporting social observation, social self-awareness, self-regulation, conflict resolution, and working and learning in groups.
Greater Boston Area | Oct 12 - 13, 2023
Speakers: Michelle Garcia Winner, Dr. Pamela Crooke
Managing what we do and say while building personal relationships is complex. Both require a foundation of self-awareness, social interpretation, and problem solving. This 2- day conference will focus on rethinking the role of educators in a) how we teach social skills and concepts in schools, b) what we really mean by the phrase, “just behave,” and c) how to support building friendships. On Day 1 we will explore practical lessons for specific social emotional vocabulary, visual supports & strategies for developing social & self-awareness and regulation. On Day 2 the course is twofold: in the morning we will reframe common misperceptions about what is meant by a “behavior problem” and explore using proactive strategies for building self-awareness and self-regulation rather than correcting behaviors punitively. In the afternoon, we’ll focus on visual supports and perspective-taking activities for sparking students’ motivation and teaching them tools for building friendships or relationships to meet their social goals.