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Practical life skills for every child.
Helping every child to flourish
BEST Programs has practical resources used worldwide that teach the skills of social, emotional and learning wellbeing and resilience. We want every child to have an overflowing toolbox of life skills – from making and keeping friends, knowing how to manage bullying, to knowing how to calm down and be resilient. Every BEST resource comes with the promise of building a child’s confidence, capacity and capability. We invite you to take a look around and to join the BEST global family.
Wellbeing for families
Childhood is a time of incredible learning, with the development of social skills and emotional regulation right at the centre of success. Our warm and practical, award-winning Kids’ and Parents’ Guides in the ‘What to do about…’ series teach applicable skills that every child loves to learn about friends and fitting in, bullying and teasing and feelings and moods.
Little Highway Heroes (Early Years) and Highway Heroes (Primary Years) are curriculum-aligned, research-based Social and Emotional Learning resources used all over the world in hundreds of schools. Both Little Highway Heroes and Highway Heroes modules (8) step children through 33 easy to learn skills that improve classroom and playground behaviours. It’s skills-based learning that’s fun, experiential, proven and speaks the language of children.
We, Helen Davidson and Claire Orange, are passionate about wellbeing – done well! The knowledge and wisdom gathered from our collective 60 years of working with children, their families and schools is all enclosed in the pages of every single resource. We know that teaching a child a skill that helps them to make a friend, to be assertive, to manage bullying and teasing effectively and to be able to self-soothe and calm down big feelings is the greatest gift – right now, and into their futures. We LOVE that across countries and cultures, children are learning skills that will have them zooming along the Highway of Life. As therapists, knowing that our work is changing the lives of countless children across the globe is thrilling and a real ‘pinch me’ moment for us both.
What people have to say about Highway Heroes & BEST Programs 4 Kids
This is the BEST Social & Emotional Skills program I have run in 20 years. The kids love it! Our school is BUZZING – kids, parents and teachers! You just have to get on this Highway!
This fantastic resource is packed full of strategies and skills to equip primary students to handle friendship glitches, flareups and conflicts before they reach high school.
Australian Parenting expert
We simply can’t thank you enough for engaging, enlightening and empowering our staff. What an outstanding PD you ran for us and I was so sorry when it was over. Believe me – this is high praise as I normally, secretly work through PD’s. Not this one though, you had me on the edge of my seat. Amazing and inspiring
Highway Heroes offers a wealth of knowledge, tools and advice. It stimulates thinking, challenges you to match reality with answers and possibilities, while equipping and empowering you to address the wellbeing of every child. Our children will be able to realise their potential with confidence by using this programme.