The San Carlos Children’s Theater (SCCT) has scheduled a Fall 2013 Session of Friends Play Group for children ages 6 - 9 years. The session will begin on Saturday, October 5 and continue through November 9 with the movie premier on November 16.
Designed for socially delayed children and those on the autism spectrum, SCCT’s Friends Play Group is a theater based social skills program that uses theater arts, yoga and drama activities tailored to help children become better social thinkers. "The program is unique in its use of video - we film the children as they demonstrate their newly learned skills," said Linda Young, special education teacher.
"At the end of the session, the children invite their parents to a movie premier where they see themselves participating in skits and games specifically written to enhance their social understanding. Each child is given a take-home DVD that can help reinforce their social skills each time they watch it.
The Fall session of Friends Play Group is scheduled for Saturday mornings from 10:00 - 11:00 am at the Barrett Community Center, Room E, in Belmont and can accept a maximum of ten children.