The Bullying. No Way! early childhood resources are designed to help young children learn about how to get on with others and how to solve their problems without physical or verbal aggression.
The resources for children from 3 to 8 years of age are based on The Allen Adventure app and related materials.
The Allen Adventure app is an interactive story to help children learn about how to tell how others are feeling, how to get on with others and how to deal with difficult social situations. (Read more about the story at About The Allen Adventure). The free app for available for both iPad and Android tablets. The Allen Adventure app also links to the information for educators and parents on this site at Starting in early childhood.
Allen learns about feelings
Allen learns about feelings is a new teaching resource for early childhood educators aimed at fostering emotional literacy in young children. It uses emojis in activities with lots of opportunities to identify and understand emotions.
Download Allen learns about feelings (PDF, 3.4 MB), Word version (DOCX, 3.3 MB) for information for educators and families about using the materials and worksheets packed with fun emojis that children will enjoy.
Allen solves a problem
Allen solves a problem is a resource for introducing problem-solving skills to children from 3 to 8 years of age. It includes the Allen solves a problem template (PDF,1MB), Word version (DOCX, 1MB) and guidelines for early childhood educators and parents (PDF, 613KB),Word version (DOCX, 578KB). Allen solves a problem provides a structure for talking with young children about how to work out what to do if they have a social problem or conflict.
The Allen Adventure lesson plans have been developed for early childhood educators based on the story of The Allen Adventure. These lesson plans promote social and emotional development and pro-social behaviour and provide opportunities for learning skills and discussing the importance of getting on with each other.
The Allen Adventure in the classroom video features a teacher working with students in the first year of formal schooling and discussing how the story can be extended within the everyday activities.
The Allen Adventure booklets (set of four booklets) provide the story of each chapter of The Allen Adventure and can be used on their own or with the app or lesson plans. Print these documents on A4 paper. Select ‘booklet’ in ‘paper sizing and handling’ settings. Fold and staple on the fold, and trim edges to create a booklet.
The Allen Adventure book 1: The New Kid (PDF, 2.17MB)
The Allen Adventure book 2: The Rocket (PDF, 1.93MB)
The Allen Adventure book 3: Kinda Mean (PDF, 2.86MB)
The Allen Adventure book 4: Earth to Allen (PDF, 2.11MB)
The Allen Adventure postcards have been created to use with young children. The postcards show scenes from The Allen Adventure story. Young children can draw themselves into the pictures and show what they might do if they were in the same situation as Allen and the other characters.
The Allen Adventure postcards can also be downloaded individually in large sizes in digital formats to draw on with an electronic painting program. Use one of the free paint programs available.
The Allen Adventure Postcards (set of 4) (PDF, 939KB)
The Allen Adventure Postcard 1 (JPG, 846KB)
The Allen Adventure Postcard 2 (JPG, 831KB)
The Allen Adventure Postcards 3 (JPG, 804KB)
The Allen Adventure Postcards 4 (JPG, 729KB)
Kinda Mean song
The Kinda Mean song from The Allen Adventure is great to make up a dance or write additional lyrics in your class.
Listen to an instrumental version to make up your own lyrics
MP3 instrumental (MP3, 1.7MB)
Kinda Mean musical scores
Kinda Mean musical scores are available for a full band, voice, guitar, keyboard, percussion and other instruments. Use these scores to play and perform Kinda Mean in your classroom. The music is also suitable for a primary school band to perform.
- Kinda Mean Score (PDF, 134KB)
- Kinda Mean Voice (PDF, 35KB)
- Kinda Mean Master Rhythm (PDF, 53KB)
- Kinda Mean Keyboard (PDF, 37KB)
- Kinda Mean Synthesizer (PDF, 41KB)
- Kinda Mean Guitar (PDF, 29KB)
- Kinda Mean Electric Bass (PDF, 32KB)
- Kinda Mean Drums and Percussion (PDF, 35KB)
- Kinda Mean C Instruments (PDF, 33KB)
- Kinda Mean Bb Instruments (PDF, 34KB)
- Kinda Mean Eb Instruments (PDF, 33KB)
- Kinda Mean C Instruments Bass Clef (PDF, 33KB)
Colour in pages
Colouring in pages to download and print.