This programme contains detailed instructions and photocopiable handouts for teaching children about friendship. It combines group activities, individual work, homework exercises and games, and will be especially useful for groups containing children with developmental and social difficulties, such as ADHD or autism.
Introduction. 1: What is a Friend? Introduction. Ground Rules. What is a Friend? Who are our friends? Conclusion and homework: How do we make friends? 2: How do we Choose our Friends? Introduction and review of homework. What do we look for in a friend? Conclusion and homework: How do our friends help us? How do we help our friends? 3: How do we Communicate with our Friends? Introduction and review of homework. How do we talk to our friends? How do we listen to our friends? How do we use our bodies to show that we are listening? Conclusion and homework: What can stop us listening? 4: How do we Resolve Conflicts? Introduction and review of homework. Why do we have conflict? What can we do about conflict? How do we deal with conflict? Conclusion and homework: Conflict questionnaire. 5: How do we Deal with Peer Pressure? Introduction and review of homework. What is peer pressure? Who makes our decisions? Positive and negative peer pressure. How do we deal with negative peer pressure? Conclusion:Preparing to say goodbye. 6: What have we learnt? Introduction. Who are our friends? As decided by the group. Friendship pie. Conclusion and Goodbyes. Appendix: Extension and ideas. Handouts.
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 15th February 2009