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New 2nd edition (2023) is available now.
What’s the Buzz? For Early Learners (2015 and 2023) is a complete social skills foundation course for children in Kindergarten – Year 3 to help build social awareness and emotional regulation. It meets the Social Capabilities criteria or the Australian Curriculum.
What’s the Buzz? For Early Learners is an evidence based program made up of 16 lessons to teach young people, aged 4 – 8 years old, social and emotional intelligence.
Chapter One: Meeting Archie and celebrating diversity.
Chapter Two: Gently and Smoothly joining in to play.
Chapter Three: The how and why of sharing and taking turns.
Chapter Four: Cooperation.
Chapter Five: Keeping calm and friendly while you wait your turn.
Chapter Six: Making things better – how to repair friendships.
Chapter Seven: Winning and losing gracefully.
Chapter Eight: Fact or Opinion? Staying kind and friendly over different ideas.
Chapter Nine: Working with feelings.
Chapter Ten: Angry feelings.
Chapter Eleven: Wellbeing.
Chapter Twelve: Honesty.
Chapter Thirteen: Speaking up and learning to be assertive.
Chapter Fourteen: Empathy.
Chapter Fifteen: Worry.
Chapter Sixteen: Saying Goodbye.
Why we wrote it: Mark Le Messurier and Madhavi Nawana Parker met over a decade ago and were instantly united by their dedication to building social emotional intelligence in young people. Both saw young people in their practice who were kind hearted, willing and well-intended souls who wanted to make friends, get along, handle their thoughts and feelings well, but were missing the skills to do that with ease. Together, Mark and Madhavi wrote an easy and accessible program to teach explicit skills in a way that reflected the true experience of working with young people. They didn’t want to overcomplicate the process, having both worked in schools and with families for decades and knowing how time poor parents and educators often are. They combined their practical approach to working with young people along with our study, professional work to create a program for primary aged children that simply makes social interactions easier for them.
What’s the Buzz? For Early Learners is for Educators, Psychologists, Allied Health Professionals, Parents and anyone wanting to support the social emotional confidence of young people. What’s the Buzz can be used one on one, in small targeted groups or as a whole school approach.
What’s the Buzz? For Early Learners topics include: Empathy, Honesty, Worry, Disappointment, Anger, Waiting and much more. Parent tips at the end of each chapter help families further consolidate the skills at home.
What’s the Buzz is made up of 3 literacy programs:
What’s the Buzz events:
Learn to facilitate ‘What’s the Buzz?’ social-emotional literacy program and become an accredited facilitator with Madhavi Nawana Parker. Learn the tricks of the trade and walk out all set to deliver this globally published program that meets the criteria of the Australian Health Curriculum and is super easy and fun to use.
Madhavi Nawana Parker holds multiple events, both online and in person, throughout the year for you to take home and apply in either your school or allied health care setting. To find out when our next What’s the Buzz event is, click here.
To find out when our next after school children’s program is for What’s the Buzz, please contact us here. Registrations for Term 2 What’s the Buzz? for kids is now open.