Play and Learning to Socialise (PALS)
Social skills program for 4-6 year olds
PALS is an evidence-based social skills program for 4-6 year olds, to help children develop a range of social behaviours that will help them build friendships and get along with others.
The program is suitable for young children who may need additional support in social situations or for those preparing to start preschool or kindergarten.
What is included in the school holiday program?
The program consists of small-group sessions (4-6 children per group), and is delivered by a psychologist with the use of puppets, story-telling, games, roleplay and activities to teach the children the various skills.
Learning Links runs the program over 2 or 3 days (1.5-2 hours per day).
How will my child benefit?
The PALS program aims to:
- help children relate to others.
- teach children constructive problem-solving skills for social situations.
- promote skills for school adjustment
The sessions will teach the children a range of essential social skills including problem-solving skills, greeting others, talking and listening, taking turns at play and sharing, empathy and understanding feelings, overcoming fear and anxiety, asking for help, managing frustration and calming down.
The PALS program is $225.
The program is registered under the NDIS.
Place your child’s name on our waitlist for the June/July school holidays.
Prior to your booking being confirmed, a Learning Links Psychologist will contact you to conduct a short interview and ensure the program/s will address your child’s needs.