The Friendship Hunt

A story about social skills for children age 3 to 6

In this story, Tim, a shy boy, and Peter, who is outgoing and bossy, play with each other for the first time. At first this is a challenge for both of them, but along the way they learn important social skills for children like to stand up for yourself, listening and sharing. Because they work together playing is much more fun, and then they find a beautiful treasure..!

Themes:

  • Learning to play together
  • Shyness and learning to stand up for yourself
  • Being too bossy and learning to share/compromise
  • Apologising and accepting apology
  • Working together is fun and you achieve more
  • Despite differences, you’re can still learn to play and have fun together

Description

All children have to learn how to make friends and how to be social, while playing with other children they all face difficulties. Some children are shy and scared when playing with other children, they have difficulties expressing themselves. Other children are enthusiastic and energetic, but have to learn social skills like sharing and taking turns.

In this story, for children between age 3 and 6, Tim and Peter play with each other for the first time. Tim is shy and would rather like to stay home, but Peter drags Tim along on his treasure hunt. At first, the shy and the bossy boy don't seem like a good match. But later, Tim learns to speak up, and stand up for himself. Peter learns that sharing and listening is important. By working together playing is much more fun, and then they find a beautiful treasure...!

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