Kool Kidz Buddy Program
Kindergarten and Snugglepots
To help build our emotional intelligence and in particular our resilience, a Buddy Program was implemented at Kool Kidz this week. To be resilient, a young person needs to feel connected to their community by fostering social networks. This program is the perfect opportunity to build social networks within Kool Kidz. We paired the Kindergarten children with the Snugglepots babies and the only instructions we gave to the Kindergarten children was to play with the babies and teach them how to play with their toys. The interactions that we saw were of a caring nature. The Kindergarten children were very gentle with their new friends and upon reflection of the session, the children said that they loved talking to the babies and teaching them how to play.