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 30 countries, and is helping more than one million children.
The Parents' Guide to Zippy's Friends is available online in 26 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:
- Click here to see the countries in which the programme is running and how you can contact the local agency that manages it
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.