Social Butterflies (Durham) – Spring 2023
DEVELOPING SOCIAL & PLAY SKILLS
for children 4 – 5 years old
Social Butterflies is a program focusing on developing the communication and play skills needed to navigate peer interactions and play. Through building awareness of play with others, club members will learn how to expand upon parallel play, focusing on cooperative and reciprocal play with peers. This program will include learning opportunities for peer perspective taking, turn taking and sharing, and understanding consequences and changes that may occur during peer play. This program will include social communication and sensory motor activities in the small sensory gym, games, arts and crafts incorporating concepts from curriculums such as Social Thinking and Zones of Regulation through a neurodiversity-affirming lens.
- Peer perspective taking
- Expansion of parallel play to cooperative/reciprocal play
- Tolerating challenges during play
- Turn taking/sharing/personal space
- Understanding consequences during peer play
Date: Thursdays, January 12th – May 25th
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00 pm
Total Cost: $1800
Children are expected to attend every session (barring illness), as the sessions build on each other and group dynamics are an important component. You will not be reimbursed for missed sessions. If you have any questions about the new Emerge Clubs changes or payment options, please refer to our FAQ!
If your child is not attending therapy sessions at Emerge, we will be in touch with you to set up a brief free screening to determine if this program is a good match for your child.