16th November 2015.
The Archie audio files are now playable again.
In 2011, 'What's the Buzz? A social skills enrichment programme for primary students', was released and quickly found its way into dozens of countries and hundreds of schools and organisations. This 16 lesson highly structured, role-play and play-based program was designed to teach children how to think socially and make friendship work. The programme engages children into feeling friendship together, it encourages them to see it, taste it, smell it and laugh with each other. It connects young people and offers them the skills to belong.
'What’s the Buzz? for Early Learners: A complete social skills foundation course' is new (2015), and follows the same celebrated play-based and role-play format as its predecessor. It's built for teachers, school support workers, parents, care givers, and a range of allied health professionals to awaken social consciousness in youngsters. Over 16 lessons students become immersed in a variety of essential relational skills, stimulated by the experiences of our much-loved character, Archie. In each lesson the children help Archie solve the very same social dilemmas that occur in their everyday lives. As they do this, through activity, discussion, role-play and quizzes, they'll learn how-to become a better friend and a more flexible social thinker.