The Play and Learning to Socialise programme (PALS) has been designed by educational psychologists for children from 3 to 6 years old.
Children are taught constructive ways to solve problems that arise in social situations. This is done through stories acted out by puppets, videos, probe questions, role-play and songs.
PALS consists of ten sessions, each focusing on a particular skill. One skill builds on another so that the programme gradually progresses to the more complex skills required for social interactions.
The skills taught each session are:
Each session lasts for 20 to 30 minutes. Puppets are used through the sessions to act out the scenarios. The children enjoy meeting their new friends each week.