Parents, children, experts and Disney Junior have come together to create “How to Make Friends and Influence Five-Year-Olds”, a video guide on how to make friends after research revealed “making friends” was a top concern for parents and guardians when it comes to their child starting school.
Disney Junior’s Vampirina TV show carried out research revealing that over two thirds (69 per cent) of parents and guardians were feeling anxious about their child starting school and making friends.
The How to Make Friends and Influence Five-Year-Olds video guide is inspired by Vampirina, a show about a young vampire called Vee whose family moves to a new town and is faced with the challenge of making new friends, and includes wisdom and advice straight from the mouths of children, including saying hello, giving people your best smile, asking your new classmates questions about themselves, listening rather than just talking, joining in and taking turns, being kind and sharing things like your lunch. It aims to spark conversations between parents, guardians and children that ordinarily may be hard, and provide simple and practical advice.
Linda Blair, parenting expert and psychologist, gives her Top Tips for children and adults to help them make and keep friends on their first day at school.
How to make friends – Top Tips for Parents and Guardians
The How to Make Friends and Influence Five-Year-Olds video guide can be viewed here:https://youtu.be/aUC-iVSZsyg