The Four  Steps to Friendship promotes problem solving skills, independence and an understanding about emotional and social muscles.  We provide vignettes in which we role model and the students can watch, listen, connect and reflect about these emotional and social conflicts.  


"Rexy" is a dinosaur puppet who has been in Kindergarten for over 5 million years! He has many upsetting moments in Kindergarten and helps us reenact the Four Steps to Friendship in our classes every day.

Rexy and The Four Steps to Friendship

  • Using The Four Steps to Friendship really works!  The students quickly learn to put themselves in others' shoes, tolerate others, accept responsibility for making a mistake, solve problems and communicate feelings and thoughts.  Communicating and staying connected with others is an essential element in helping our students enjoy a happy time in school and at home.