Quirky Kid • Austinmer 2515


    About This Workshop
    The Best of Friends® (BoF) is a social and emotional learning workshop that empowers children aged 5 to 12 with the knowledge, skills and confidence to understand and manage emotions and social situations.

    Developed by Educational and Developmental psychologist Dr Kimberley O’Brien, The Best of Friends® program draws on years of clinical and school-based experience and research to help students build their social and emotional skills.

    Combining cutting-edge research and interactive activities, this three-hour holiday workshop teaches children all the basic skills they need to thrive at home, school and beyond.

    What we cover
    This activity-based workshop encourages children to make the most of their friendships by developing good communication and social skills. Participants learn how to form and develop good friendships, hold two-way conversations, and manage or avoid conflict with their peers.

    The brief workshop version of The Best of Friends® program includes a concise and interactive set of engaging activities designed to facilitate social and emotional learning (SEL). Activities include role-playing, games, crafts and dialogue. We cover areas such as:

    Making friends
    Social expectations
    The importance of compromise
    Empathy in friendship
    Each workshop is evaluated to ensure it meets our strict learning outcomes. Current parent evaluations indicate that around 72% of children attending the workshop improved their overall social skills while 89% of parents identified at least one to three areas of improvement.

    Workshop structure and inclusions
    The workshop runs as a single three-hour session. It includes:.

    Small groups with a maximum of four to six participants
    A group feedback email
    Optional individual feedback with parents

unit 105/62 Moore St, Austinmer NSW 2515, Australia

5 - 12 years old

0 hour

Where to find us

unit 105/62 Moore St, Austinmer NSW 2515, Australia

About the provider

Quirky Kid® is a child psychology clinic and publishing house based in Australia. We work with parents, schools and clinics around the world to improve children’s social and emotional wellbeing. Our award-winning tools and resources have had a positive impact on children in more than 30 countries.

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is one of the most important strategies to help students improve their communication skills, build positive relationships and optimise academic outcomes.

Our expert child psychology resources are practical and easy to use.

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