Has been written by Mark Le Messurier and Madhavi Nawana Parker as a response to the popularity of their previous 'What's the Buzz?'
It's designed for children aged from 4 to 7 years and uses the same format to build social and emotional connections between kids. It will be available in October, 2014.
Each lesson follows the exploits of Archie, the loveable little character on the cover of the book. Lesson by lesson, the children have the opportunity to listen to a story about how Archie finds himself in yet another social dilemma. The goal of each lesson is for the children to discuss, role-play and decide ways Archie could deal with this new social predicament constructively. Each lesson concludes with the remainder of Archie's story. The anticipation from the children is palpable as they sit and listen, hoping that Archie has found a way to deal with the problem that was similar to their solutions.
As we continue to write a number of our friends who work in schools and organisations are trialing lessons from the book and we're ever so grateful. If you wish to trial some of these lessons please email Mark - firstname.lastname@example.org
It's cookbook-styled, with each chapter offering a typical problematic scenario that parents often face at home with their children and teens - accompanied with the ingredients that fire things up!
Then we offer a Recipe rescue as a problem solver: a practical way to respond to kids when they serve up tricky behaviours. Our Recipe rescues are designed to help parents steer the behaviour of their kids (and their own behaviour) in more positive directions, within the context of building healthy relationships.
It is for children, who for all manner of reasons, struggle to make friends and fit in socially.
Current research reveals that teaching 'social thinking' to young people with social delay does improve children's ability to interact socially. Kids can learn these vital living skills through direct teaching, role-play practice and social games in the context of a small friendly group.