Big Deals and Little Deals and What to Do When They Happen to You


This resource provides clear guidelines for helping children distinguish between “big deals” that require adult intervention and “little deals” that they can handle on their own. By teaching children to recognize the difference, it empowers them to cope with everyday difficulties independently. The resource includes an interactive story and lessons, posters, desk tent signs, song lyrics, and reproducible worksheets. It’s a valuable tool for educators and counselors to promote emotional regulation and problem-solving skills in children.

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At long last, simple and clear-cut guidelines for helping children differentiate big deals – situations that require adult intervention and little deals – those things children are capable of handling on their own. Eliminate the need to give constant reminders to Stop tattling. Instead, empower children by prompting, Is it a big deal or a little deal? Once they have learned the difference and know the strategies, they are better equipped to cope with and handle life s everyday difficulties independently.

BONUS!! This resource includes online access to digital files with the story in an interactive format along with additional interactive lessons to use on your interactive whiteboards such as SMART BoardTM or Promothean BoardTM. It also includes 11 posters in pdf format that you can print and display, tent signs for the students desks to remind them of the strategies to handle little deals on their own, song lyrics sung to the tune of Itsy Bitsy Spider and other reproducible worksheets.


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