Kids in Connection is offering uniquely designed group sessions ‘My World and Me’ for children who are in Years 2 to 6. The group sessions will look at topics such as: growing up, making choices, becoming your own person in the world, the influence of different types of media, understanding personal relationships and dealing with change. These sessions are a time for the children to come together, connect as a group and share their experiences, understandings and feelings through a sensitively facilitated discussion.
The program is designed in collaboration with the children and teachers. It is based on what the children bring to the discussions and the topics they want to explore. This makes the program owned by the children and is then more meaningful and relevant to them as it is based on their life and their world.
Today more then ever, children need to be given the time and space to express how they are feeling. Our pace of life has become busier and the world of the child has changed. They need to be given the support to navigate their way and understand themselves and those around them in this fast changing world.
Kristy Wood is a primary school teacher who works specifically in the area of supporting children’s social and emotional development. She works predominantly with schools on the North Coast of NSW.
- Kristy will meet with the classroom teachers and relevant staff to discuss the needs of the group.
- Kristy will provide four 1 hour groups to a class of students with the teacher observing. (This can be altered to suit the schools needs)
- After each session Kristy will meet with the classroom teacher to share ideas and reflect on how this discussion can be incorporated into the week.
- Kristy will provide support to the teacher to run ongoing sessions with the class to continue to encourage children to express how they are feeling.
Contact Kristy if you would like to talk about how this program could be incorporated into your school.
Different packages are available if your school is not located on the North Coast of NSW.