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Fun Friends Program

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.

When:

April Holiday Program Monday 3rd – Friday 7th 
Time: 9am-11am

Term Two Program every Sunday for 5 weeks starting Sunday 21st May to Sunday 18th of June
Time: 9am – 11am

Program Costs:

The cost of the program per child is $990, and $200 per participant in Friends Support Parenting Session. To secure your child’s spot in the program, a $200 deposit is required.
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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
  • 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. Fun FRIENDS has been proven to give participants the following skills:

  • Smiling and making eye contact when communicating
  • Speaking with a brave and confident voice
  • Talking about and understanding feelings in themselves and others (empathy development)
  • Helping other people like family, peers and teachers
  • Understanding their body clues, e.g. Tense means stressed, butterflies means nervous
  • Relaxation techniques to relax their bodies and minds in stressful situations
  • Approaching groups of peers and making friends
  • Trying new things, and approaches to problem solving
  • Identifying negative thoughts and turning them into positive thoughts

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, 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