Zippy's Friends

Zippy's Friends is a school-based programme that helps young children to develop coping and social skills. It is running in primary schools and kindergartens in 29 countries, and is helping more than 800,000 children.

The Parents' Guide to Zippy's Friends is available online in 23 languages.

The programme is taught by specially trained teachers, and is not available to individual parents, but of course many parents are interested to know about the programme, how it can help their children and what they can do to support it. You can find a lot more information about the programme on this website.


If your child's school is running Zippy's Friends

Find out what you can do to support the programme here. Teachers say that parental interest and support is extremely helpful.


If your child's school is not running Zippy's Friends

Tell the school about the programme and see whether it is interested. If you or the school would like more information about how to start Zippy’s Friends, you can:


Games and Activities for you and your child

Whether or not your child is taking part in Zippy’s Friends, you may like to use some of the games and activities that are available on this website, to help young children cope with difficult situations. The activities fit well with Zippy’s Friends, but can be used independently.
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