Small Group Dinosaur Curriculum

Dina Small Group Treatment Curriculum

For preschool, kindergarten, and primary school children ages 4-8 years with behavior problems.

The Small Group Dinosaur treatment curriculum is for counselors, therapists, or special education teachers to treat children with conduct problems, ADHD, and internalizing problems. It is delivered in 2-hour weekly small group sessions (6 children per group) for 18-22 weeks. Ideally it is offered in conjunction with the 2-hour weekly parenting program group sessions so parents have an opportunity to foster their children’s learning in Dinosaur School in their interactions with them at home.

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+Small Group Dinosaur Program Topics
  • Apatosaurus: Making New Friends & Learning School Rules
  • Iguanodon: How to be Successful in School (Listening, Quiet Hands Up, Concentrating, Checking and Cooperating)
  • Triceratops: Detecting and Understanding Feelings
  • Stegosaurus: Wally Teaches Problem Solving Steps (Identifying Problems and Solutions, Finding More Solutions, Thinking of Consequences)
  • Tyrannosaurus Rex: Wally Teaches Problem Solving Steps (Controlling Anger and Problem Solving)
  • Allosaurus: Molly Manners Teaches How to be Friendly (Helping, Sharing, Teamwork at School and at Home)
  • Brachiosaurus: Molly Explains How to Talk with Friends (Tell, Listen, Ask)

For more details, please see the program Content & Objectives:

Content and Objectives of the Dina Dinosaur Curriculum
+Small Group Dinosaur Program Curriculum Set
  • Program Video Vignettes (4 total hours) are available in 3 formats: 3 DVD set –or– 1 USB drive –or– NEW 1-year streaming subscription (online streaming English-only)
  • Comprehensive Therapist Manual
  • Dinosaur Home Activities Manual
  • Wally’s Detective Books for Solving Problems (set of 4)
  • Wally’s Feeling Wheel Posters (2 types)
  • Calm Down Thermometer Poster
  • Wally’s Detective Kit Box (47 laminated and colored cue cards for teaching social skills, anger management and problem solving concepts)
  • Stickers (6 rolls: “Ask me how I shared,” “I can stop my anger,” “I’m good at listening,” “I can solve problems,” “I worked hard today,” & “I’m good at helping”)
  • Feeling Faces Card set
  • Dina Magnet
  • Incredible Teachers Book

Puppets sold separately.  Supplemental materials and puppets support and enhance the curriculum and program delivery and may be purchased separately. View the Supplemental Materials.

Purchasing Information

+Implementation Cost Information

Please see basic cost information provided below. This is meant to give a general overview of upfront and ongoing costs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more particular questions regarding program & book discounts, training costs, etc.

Up Front Costs

Small Group Dinosaur Curriculum:   Purchasing Information

Group Leader Training:  See Workshop Information. 

Ongoing Costs

Books for teachers

Incredible Teachers: Nurturing Children’s Social, Emotional, and Academic Competence


Venue for leading groups


Supplies for Small Group Activity time


Be sure to plan for ongoing consultation by phone, online, or in person for new group leaders. Consultation is conducted by certified Incredible Years Mentors and Trainers. This early support and feedback ensures the parenting groups are delivered with fidelity and are successful. Consultation Fee: $230/hour


Group Leaders are encouraged to apply for certification/accreditation, which promotes fidelity to the program by ensuring optimal outcomes. See Certification section for more details and information on pricing.

Learn more about Implementation

+Watch Video Clips of the Curriculum

Note: The following vignette clips are taken from the “Experts in Action: Dina Dinosaur (Small Group Therapy) Sessions.” These clips show Carolyn Webster-Stratton (program developer) and Jamila Reid (Certified Incredible Years Trainer) leading Small Group Dinosaur child groups. These are not clips that would necessarily be shown to the children during a session, rather, they are meant to provide you with an idea of the content that is covered. Each clip is labeled by topic. See more information about this Experts in Action program.

Triceratops Unit: Detecting and Understanding Feelings

Tyrannosaurus Rex Unit: Tiny Turtle Teaches Anger Management

Stegosaurus Unit: Wally Teaches Problem Solving Steps

Triceratops Unit: Detecting and Understanding Feelings

Stegosaurus Unit: Wally Teaches Problem Solving Steps

Allosaurus Unit: Molly Manners Teaches How to be Friendly

Incredible Years® Program Video Streaming Now Available!


The Small Group Dina program is available in online streaming format (available in English only). If you’re purchasing a new curriculum set you have the option to order the full program set with a one-year subscription to the videos streaming online. If you already own the program you have the option to add a one-year subscription to the videos streaming online.

Features of the Online Streaming Format:

  • Usable on any device with internet connection. No DVD/USB needed.
  • Easy to navigate video channels for each program part and vignette
  • Unique, secure login for each Group Leader

Learn More at IY Online!

Program Video available in USB Format

Our Small Group Dina program is available in USB format. If you’re purchasing a new curriculum set you will have the option to choose either the DVD or USB format. If you already own the program you have an option, for a limited time, to upgrade your DVD set to the USB format.  We just ask that the original DVD set be returned to IY along with an upgrade fee of $200.

Features of Flash Drive format:

• user doesn’t need a DVD drive but can Dina USBinsert flash drive directly into computer
• user doesn’t need to insert separate DVDs for each topic because the entire curriculum is on one flash drive
• easy with computer arrow to move between different vignettes forwards or backwards or back to main menu
• can be used with most browsers such as Safari 6.1, Firefox 31+, Internet Explorer 11+, Edge. Chrome users: to play USB, right-click on your browser window to “show controls.” ***Please see instructions for using USB drives in Chromebook laptops.
Program Video available in DVD Format
Language Versions: English, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish

See our tips for playing DVDs: Playing DVDs On Your Computer