Social Skills Video: Making Small Talk-Younger

By Brittany Lehane October 7, 2015

This blog post is one in a series of entries outlining our social skills videos. Our social skills video library is up to 80 videos, each focusing on a social interaction that children and young adults has to face on a daily basis. All videos compare expected and unexpected behavior and show internal thoughts to get the perspective of everyone involved. Videos can be viewed on all your devices, including PC’s, Mac’s, iPad and Android tablets, and smartphones. To learn more about our social skills video library, head over to our main Social Skills Videos page.

15 - Making Small Talk - Younger_6Alessandra comes up to Chris in the hall and wants to talk. When she gets there, she realizes she has nothing to talk about! Chris is confused: did Alessandra want to talk, or not? Alessandra learns how to make small talk – a quick, polite conversation. There are always things you can ask people about – how their day is going, or what they are doing next weekend. Alessandra tries again and makes small talk with Chris.

Use Making Small Talk-Younger

Use this video to teach the importance of making small talk-it’s one of those things we humans do to be social and it’s expected. We all know by now what will happen when we don’t do things that are expected-we will confuse people. Watch as Alessandra models how to make small talk. As a group brainstorm some topics that can be used for small talk.

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