Engagement and skill development to support appropriate social and emotional behaviours. A fun session that develops the skills to encourage safe, respectful, positive relationships.
The Kindifarm animals demonstrates the power of positive reinforcement in this fun and and effective session.
A series of practical individual and group activities will showcase positive ways to change behaviour. By the end of the session students will have trained a goat or a lamb! Students share their results and reflect on the power of reward and encouragement as a powerful tool to make and retain friends.
This course addresses the NSW Department of Education Anti-Bullying Plan for Schools (2005). This mandates that the central purpose underlying each school’s Anti-bullying Plan must be to promote “respectful relationships within the whole school community”.
Our course aims to provide an engaging and fun experience that addresses these key understandings.
Children will feed and observe the natural behaviours of the animals, watching out for bullying behaviour amongst them. They will role play exercises using negative versus positive verbal communication and working in small groups, using positive reinforcement, to train a goat or a baby lamb. Children will see that being kind, gentle, rewarding and encouraging will help animals and people to perform all the behaviours we like!
Children will learn the effectiveness of positive reinforcement and to understand the importance of developing and maintaining positive relationships with members of their community. They will also make links to combat bullying behaviour through the emphasis of positive reinforcement.
Thank you for a wonderful day! The children and teachers really enjoyed the animals, farmers and activities. The anti-bullying lesson was very successful with our Stage 1 students. The small group interaction with the animals to teach the children positive reinforcement is very powerful!