As a teacher and role model for young minds, you can facilitate this important skill by teaching a unit on friendship. You might choose, for example, a lesson plan that focuses on developing socialization skills like:
1. How to identify what characteristics are important in a friend.
2. How to identify what a good friend does.
3. How to practice skills that help people make friends.
A Variety of Classroom Resources
Depending on the age of the children in your care you can use worksheets, arts and crafts and activities to help children understand the message. TeacherPlanet.com offers a variety of resources for your friendship unit. Check out our worksheets, lesson plans, and even downloadable clipart designed to make teaching about friendship more easy and fun.