Read about the impact Zippy's Friends and Apple's Friends have had on children and teachers
A mother in Andradina, Brazil, noticed that the programme helped her son deal with change when her husband had to go away for work.
Zippy’s Friends has been running continuously in Lithuania since 2000, longer than in any other country.
‘I am elated to be a Zippy's Friends teacher and my school Couva South Government Primary is truly blessed to be participating in this programme.
The Chinese official policy (now relaxed) of one child per family has created a generation of children nicknamed ‘little Emperors’, often doted on by two parents and four grandparents.
Svetlana Alexeeva, a Zippy teacher in Petrozavodsk in Russia, noticed the impact of the programme on her class.
Zippy’s Friends has been running in Jordan since 2014, under the name Labeeb’s Friends, and teachers there soon noticed that it could help children who had significant issues.
A residential care worker in the UK, who was trained in Zippy’s Friends eight years ago, shares her experiences of delivering the programme to young parents.
The Deputy Head teacher, working in a disadvantaged area of Newcastle delivers Zippy’s Friends in year two. With one of her pupils bereaved by suicide, she was nervous about delivering Module five of Zippy’s Friends, which focuses on change and loss, including death.
Marilyn Charles is a higher level Teaching Assistant and Family Support Worker at a primary school in Gloucestershire. She teaches Zippy’s Friends to her year 1 class.
Sarah Pask is a learning mentor at Geddington Primary School in Northamptonshire. She has been running Zippy’s Friends for two years alongside the class teacher Caroline Hammond.
A Family Liaison Officer at a school in Kent has been delivering Zippy’s Friends and Apple’s Friends for a number of years and has seen first hand the impact if has had on his pupils.
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