The Best of Friends® is an innovative social skills and communication workshop. This brief activity-based session encourages children to make to most of their friendships by developing good communication and social skills while recognising the difference between friends and ‘frenemies.’ Participants learn how to form and develop good friendships, conversation while developing skills in managing or avoiding conflict with their peers.
The Best of Friends program covers:
- Making Friends,
- Social Expectations,
- Importance of Compromise,
- Empathy in Friendship,
Developed in the clinical setting over a 15 year period by Child psychologist Dr Kimberley O’Brien the workshop is highly acclaimed by parents, teachers, health and educational professionals as a means of improving social skills and preventing conflict. The material incorporates extensive research through Monash University relating to the transition from primary to secondary school.
Each session is evaluated to ensure that it meets our strict learning outcomes. Current Recent research with parents indicates that 70% of children attending the program improved (overall) their social skills while 90% of parents identified, at least, one to 3 areas of improvement. (n 147).
School Holiday Registrations Details :
This is a 3-hour workshop, Participants are allocated to the most suitable group based on their age. Please review the bookings details below:
|5 to 7 years||Tuesday 2nd October, 2018||10:00am to 1:00pm||6 places|
|8 to 10 years||Tuesday 2nd October, 2018||10:00am to 1:00pm||5 places|
|11 to 13 years||Thursday 4th October, 2018||10:00am to 1:00pm||6 places|
Workshops are held at Quirky Kid Austinmer: Unit 105, 62 Moore Street, Austinmer, NSW 2515.
The workshop registration is $270 per child and you will be invited to select the age group during the registration process. Hurry! There are limited places available for these workshops.