Children need to experience and to learn how to handle their feelings and emotions in a safe environment. It will improve their skills when it comes to handling stress, conflicts and set-backs.
Children who express their feelings in a constructive way can calm themselves down and will feel and function better than children who are driven by their feelings.
Friendy is an effective tool for talking to children about feelings, emotions and their inner lives.
Invite Friendy to come play and help the children to put words on their feelings, develop empathy, impulse control and conflict management.
We have lot’s of tips for how to go about it!
Six unique dolls that express the feelings; happy, angry, afraid, sad, grumpy and calm.
In addition to the dolls there are also illustrations and music for each feeling, an app, books, theater and drama.
We also have the program Relaxation and Self-esteem that teaches children to handle stress and to think good thoughts about themselves.
”Feelings might not be a new things. But the dolls. It can’t be said enough: The dolls are fantastic. They serve as keys to locked doors, as a door stop for doors that are always wide open, as a way in to a world that we can catch a glimpse of but are unable to reach. They become a link between adults and children, between children and actually also between adults as well.”
”Working with Friendy and being good at it feels like an emotional vaccination program. A triple vaccine with feelings, empathy and emotional competence.”
”I believe that most of us who work with children share my conviction that the most important part of our job is to focus on social and emotional training. That’s why it feels like a dream come true to find a ready made concept that is based on scientific research. It allows us to just start working and what’s even better is that it makes it easy for us to show parents what we do and why.”
”It became an evening that well matched our high expectations. The conversation between colleagues took off already on their way home from the evening. The day after, they rang and told me that they had already tested their new skills in the morning and as they expressed it - it worked! With great confidence that this way of working enriches the children’s pre-school time and that the teacher's through conscious actions makes a difference, I look forward to our continued work. Thank you for sharing your life's wisdom and so clearly give children the right to their feelings. As another effect of the lecture, I can also hear the thoughts of adults about their childhood and how it affects them today. It's never to late to change.”