The Big Idea: Reaching out to make new friends is a skill that takes practice. It helps kids to have a simple, concrete strategy!
Signing Up for Friends
Print this page for kids to bring along when going somewhere new, such as preschool, kindergarten, or a group playdate. Challenge them to collect “autographs” from their new friends (kids can write their names, scribble, or draw a self-portrait). Later, help them count how many they have. Ask kids to tell you more about each friend who contributed.