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Fun Friends

Developmental skills for ages of Kindergarten, Prep and Infant school age children

About the Fun Friends program

The Fun FRIENDS Program helps guide the social and emotional development of children aged 4 to 7 by using fun, play-based group activities. Fun Friends teaches skills that will nurture a child’s development during these crucial early years, giving them the ability to excel and smoothly transition into school life.

The structure of the Fun FRIENDS Program is a 5 session course, with each session taking between 2-2.5 hours depending on the activities chosen by the facilitator. To help participants remember the FRIENDS concepts, we use the following FRIENDS acronym.

F-Feelings (talk about your feelings and care about other people’s feelings)

R-Relax (do “milkshake” breathing, have some quiet time)

I-I can try (we can all try our best)

E-Encourage  (step plans to a brave home)

N-Nurture (quality time together doing fun activities)

D-Don’t forget to be brave! (practice skills everyday with friends /family)

S-Stay happy

 

When:  

Term 2 Program FULL
every Sunday for 5 weeks starting Sunday 13th May to Sunday 10th June.
Time: 9am – 11am
 
July Holiday Program
 5 days starting Monday 9th July to Friday 13th July. 
Time: 9am – 11am
 
Term 3 Program
every Sunday for 5 weeks starting Sunday 5th August to Sunday 2nd September.
Time: 9am – 11am
 
Program Costs
The cost of the program per child is $990, and $200 for parents to participate in Friends Support Parenting Sessions. To secure your child’s spot in the program, a $200 deposit is required.
 
Please note that the FRIENDS Group programs are not subject to Medicare or Private Health Rebates.
 
Sibling and current Pathways Client Discounts are applied.
 
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How does this program help?

After undertaking Fun FRIENDS parents and teachers notice the following changes in a child:

  • Increased confidence
  • More able to cope with stress
  • More able to cope with fear
  • Enhanced social skills
  • Able to communicate better with adults
  • Improved self regulation skills
  • Boosted self esteem
  • Generally happier and more enthusiastic

The secret to the Fun FRIENDS Program is the group activities that help children to learn new skills. There are a number of different play-based activities that help teach the following skills to participants in a way that can be easily grasped, understood and used in everyday life.

The structure of the Fun FRIENDS Program is a 5 session course, with each session taking 2 hours. To help participants remember the FRIENDS concepts, and to being structure to the sessions we use the following FRIENDS acronym.

  • Feelings (talk about your feelings and care about other people’s feelings)
  • Relax (do “milkshake” breathing, have some quiet time)
  • I try to think helpful (we can all try our best)
  • Explore solutions (step plans to happy home)
  • Now Reward Yourself (quality time together doing fun activities)
  • Don’t forget – be brave! (practice skills everyday with friends /family)
  • Stay happy 

 

 

Looking for more information?

Enquire about the Fun Friends program