16th November 2015.
The Archie audio files are now playable again.
VIDEO SAMPLE 1 of 2: Archie's BIG BOOK of Friendship Adventures
Lesson 6: Archie's story - Archie has a fight (Conflict & Problem Solving)
This story is from Archie's BIG BOOK of Friendship Adventures. It was originally created to partner the global social skills program,
What's the Buzz? For Early Learners (2015) but found a marvellous life of its own! Archie's BIG BOOK of Friendship Adventures can be read to children at home, and to students in classrooms, as a way to coach them how to solve the inevitable social hiccups and calamities they will surely face. Each of the 16 stories is designed to help children think socially, discuss, exchange ideas and explore friendly solutions.
VIDEO SAMPLE 2 of 2: Archie's BIG BOOK of Friendship Adventures
Lesson 12: Archie and the Lego dump truck (honesty; telling the truth)
In this story Archie decides, very impulsively, to steal Oliver's Lego dump truck. The story frames honesty and places a stamp on its importance. After all, it is crucial for trusting relationships. It explores why some people are tempted to be dishonest and what the consequences are likely to be. It's important for teachers and parents to address honesty and dishonesty in an open manner that gently promotes care and truth. The quality of our response to children's dishonesty is a significant predictor as to how quickly they'll acquire the skills we seek. Archie's BIG BOOK of Friendship Adventures contains sixteen stories. They can be shared with children at home by parents and with students by teachers, as a way to coach them how to solve the social hiccups and mishaps they will surely face.