PEER PLAY SF BAY
Social Skills Groups SF Bay Area

We Believe

 

We believe that

 

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  • Meaningful relationships heal.
  • Children learn best from other children.

 

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  • Dopamine (happy neurotransmitter) stimulates motivation and learning.

 

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  • Acceptance from your peer group is a powerful motivator for developmental growth.
  • Offering or withholding extrinsic rewards to teach socialization turns the joy of social play into work. It also robs the child from owning their choices, actions and relationships.

 

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  • Children can be our wisest teachers and most honest critics, if we pay attention.  They also make great therapists.

 

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  • Children deserve a fun childhood with happy memories—not just a busy stream of adult-led interventions.
  • Parents deserve a mutually supportive community that understands their experience.

 

  • Typically developing children that regularly play with kids in the autism spectrum expand their minds and hearts to build empathy and compassion.
  • All children can and should play and make friends.  These behaviors are so fundamental that the are observed across most mammalian species.

Pichuco and Mireya at 10 weeks

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Pichuco and Mireya at 5 years

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We Celebrate

Love, Friendship, Community, Creativity, Curiosity, Resiliency, Integrity, and Diversity (including neurodiversity)