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