Having positive and loving relationships with friends is important to our children’s wellbeing – and our own. Friendship isn’t always easy, but it is rewarding. It helps us see things from someone else’s point of view, teaches us lifelong skills like sharing and how to communicate our emotions with others, and contributes to greater emotional resilience and mental health.
Celebrate National Best Friends Day on Tuesday, June 8th by embracing togetherness and helping promote healthy friendships using the tips, activities and crafts below!
Grades PreK-3 The ability to make and keep friends doesn’t just make kids happy; it also provides a number of crucial developmental benefits, including self-esteem, companionship and peer guidance. These become important later as children transition from focusing on parents to prioritizing peer relationships by the teen years, so why not start early?
Getting Along: How “Arthur” Can Help Your Child Manage Friendships
Grades PreK-K Young children are learning what it means to be a friend. Friends like to play together. Sometimes they have different ideas about what they want to do and conflicts arise. We can help children learn to listen to each other and continue to play. Working things out is what friends do.