#WATWB -How ‘Buddy Benches’ are making playtime less lonely

Welcome to this month’s edition of #WATWB – We are the World Blogfest, where we share good things that are going on around the world on the last Friday of every month.

I came across this wonderful idea – Buddy Bench, which was designed to bring children together at recess time, particular for children who’ve yet to make new friends. If children feel alone, they can go sit on the Buddy Bench and other children are encouraged to check the bench and go befriend someone new so they don’t feel alone. How cool is this???? Read more below and visit the page link below to learn more about this wonderful venture that began in Germany and is spreading across North America.



With the buddy bench, every kid has a friend at recess


Recess is fun, but only if you have someone to play with.

Anyone who attended elementary school probably remembers scanning the playground to find a friend. That sometimes anxious moment is a little easier at A. Lorne Cassidy school in Stittsville, where a “buddy bench” has been installed near the play structures.

“It’s for if you don’t have anyone to play with,” explained Ava Thorsell, a Grade 1 student, during recess at the school. “Or maybe just take a rest,” she added. . . Please continue reading




Source: How ‘Buddy Benches’ are making playtime less lonely – BBC News


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Your hosts for this month’s #WATWB are:  Sylvia McGrathSusan ScottShilpa GargEric Lahti, and myself, Belinda Witzenhausen.