TheTest Drivebook and CD, with its appealing songs to support children's self-regulation, is full of practical ideas and suggestions. Whether or not you are familiar with the Alert Program,Test Driveis the simplest way to introduce the programmes concepts to children in schools, homes, or therapy settings. Listen to aTest Drivesong just once and everyone will be humming and tapping their toes to the catchy words and rhymes, perhaps not even knowing they are learning about self-regulation!
Everyone will enjoy the ease with which children learn and remember the Alert Programconcepts through these playful, yet educational song lyrics such as:I do my best work and it's a great place to be. When my engine's just right, nothing's stopping me!TheTest Drivebook walks you through exactly how to introduce the Alert Program to a group or individual (in classrooms, therapy clinics, or homes). You cant go wrong with the straight forward instructions given in the book. Here are some examples of how the songs outline the basic Alert Program concepts:
TheJust Right Songteaches students the engine analogy and sample ways to change how alert they feel.
TheBest Worksong, with its bluesy swing, piques students interest in learning how easy it is to focus and pay attention when engines are in a just right level of alertness.
TheFive Wayssong expands students awareness of how to change their engine levels and how to choose from a larger variety of engine strategies.
TheEngine Songreinforces not only the engine vocabulary and strategies, but adds a self-monitoring, social-emotional dimension. With phrases such as,make a good decision, yes I can!,the song reminds children that they can make good self-regulation choices.
TheAlive, Awake, Alertsong offers an ideal movement break for children and adults at school, at home, or in therapy settings.
And theTransition Songsare instrumental recordings of selectedTest Drivesongs that can be used to support students in times of transition to better self-regulate. Teachers, parents, or therapists can use the songs to assist students to end one activity and begin another, perhaps explaining, In two minutes, when the song ends, well finish ____ and then start _____.