Reinforcing good social skills in kids: KIDS Social Club is back
Mindquest Group is excited to announce that it will be collaborating with the Jadis Blurton Family Development Center once again to deliver KIDS Social Club for 6 to 8 year olds on a Tuesday afternoon, starting 20 September 2016.
KIDS Social Club is a weekly group that highlights and reinforces the social skills developing in 6 to 8 year olds. The group provides opportunities for children to explore and practice a variety of skills that will help them to be good friends to others and effective communicators.
Children participating will learn about key parts of communication and interaction and have opportunities to practice these with their peers using purposeful, fun games and evidence-base therapy techniques designed to bring out the innate strengths in each participant. Parents will receive information regarding each of the session themes and suggestions for how to continue these experiences at home to ensure follow through between sessions.
- Who should join? Children aged 6 to 8 years in G1 to G3 (2016/17 academic year). The program is designed to appeal to (and benefit) children ranging from excellent conversationalists to those who need a boost in conversing with peers. All children in this age group are gradually developing these skills but many children can benefit from a more explicit approach of teaching these skills and to understand the different expectations for using these skills at home, in the classroom and with friends.
- Key learnings: Working as a team, problem solving, mindfulness, making good decisions, improved ability to think socially, recognising how our thinking and behaviours affect our relationships with others, improved attention and listening skills, enhanced vocabulary, exploration of nonverbal communication.
- Who will be teaching the course? The course will be facilitated by Fiona McElhone, Speech and Language Pathologist from the Jadis Blurton Family Development Center.
We use our communication skills in all aspects of life. Having good communication skills enables us to learn new information and expand our understanding of the world, to express our needs, thoughts and feelings effectively and to understand how others think and feel, and to make and maintain friendships, solve problems and to be a valuable part of our society.