Guidance Program – LIFE

Each week, our 4 and 5 year olds learn in Fun ways about everyday problems and situations.

The ways in which LIFE emphasizes building social skills include:

  • By meeting “Feeling Friends”, children begin the year recognizing and talking about their feelings.
  • Building upon this, children meet other characters and puppets that have problems with their friends, such as sharing, taking turns, joining in, being bossy, having feelings hurt, being different, etc.
  • Children then help the characters and puppets problem solve to find socially acceptable solutions.

This program helps children to:

  • Be aware of their own feelings as well as the feelings of others.
  • Be accepting of their individuality.
  • Use their words to express their feelings.
  • Begin the building blocks of social skills which will help them later make right choices and to deal with their peers.