The PALS Social Skills Program is now out of print, and unavailable for purchase.

The information on this website is intended for the use of educators who already own and implement the program, and the parents of children taking part in the program.


The PALS Social Skills Program contains a 132-page educator resource manual, a CD, DVD, poster and 3 custom designed large plush puppets with mouth movement. It comes in a convenient heavy-duty blue satchel with shoulder strap.

Educators use the program to teach students between the ages of 3 and 6 years constructive ways to solve problems that arise in social situations. The program consists of 10 sessions and the format is most suitable for small groups of 6-8 students, although it can be adapted for a whole class. Educators are provided with detailed information on how to implement the program with no additional training required.

Clinical evaluations from the NSW Department of Health and UK early childhood psychologists indicate that the PALS Social Skills Program significantly reduces problem behaviour and increases social skills. The research papers are available for download below.

Evaluation from Australian Health and Psychology Experts

Evaluation from UK Health and Psychology Experts


Guided by their teacher and using PALS, the children learn to solve social problems, learn to cooperate and make new friends. The program consists of 10 sessions, each focusing on a particular social skill. One skill builds on another so that the program gradually progresses to the more complex skills required in social interaction. Parents can be involved by helping children practice the social skills learnt at home.

The skills your child will learn are:

  1. Greeting others
  2. Taking turns with talking and listening
  3. Taking turns at play
  4. Sharing
  5. Asking for help
  6. Identifying feelings
  7. Empathy
  8. Overcoming fear and anxiety
  9. Managing frustration
  10. Calming down and speaking up