P.A.T.H.S.

PATHS

What is PATHS?

PATHS is a programme to help children to get on with others and be aware of their own and other people's feelings. It uses stories, puppets, discussion and activities to help them with:

  • Self Confidence
  • Talking about feelings
  • Calming down
  • Making friends
  • Problem-solving

The PATHS Rules

When children sit in a cirlce to hear the PATHS stories and talk about their feelings and how to be good friends, they follow the 5 PATHS rules:

  • Gentle hands
  • Legs in a basket, hands in their lap
  • Good listening
  • Quiet voices
  • Thumbs up to speak

The PATHS Kid

As the children become familiar with the characters and ideas of PATHS, they will be chosen as PATHS kid of the day. Every child will get a turn to be the PATHS kid. The PATHS kid will always be someone who has shown that they are responsible, confident, good at learning, and can contribute to a group by caring and sharing.

PATHS at Home

Your child may bring home some activities from PATHS to complete with adult help. You might also notice a change in how they deal with their own and others' feelings.

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