Parent/Carer Information about the Astro Buddies Program
Welcome to the Astro Buddies Program for primary school aged children, that’s been developed by a psychologist to assist in modifying children’s behaviours in a fun way! The Astro Buddies Program is suitable for all children aged between 5 years till 12 years of age, and may also be used for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Generalised Anxiety Disorder. This website includes a wonderful storybook, behavioural management program, program resources and instructional videos.
The aim of the Astro Buddies Program is to help parents encourage positive behaviours in children by reading the storybook and then following the program with fun activities and setting monthly goals. The Astro Buddies Program is based on the underlying message of the Astro Buddies Storybook. The underlying message of the Astro Buddies Storybook for children is the importance of making changes by making good choices to achieve goals or better outcomes.
Please note, the storyline of the book is purely fantasy and demonstrates what life on Earth can be like when it is in “Dystopia” versus “Utopia”. These extreme examples of life on Earth in the Astro Buddies Storybook, can be alike to what families, friendship groups, schools or communities experience when there is disharmony in the dynamics between people due to challenging behaviours being displayed.
The Astro Buddy toy figurines are used to accompany the program and are self-made with instructional videos in this website. The Astro Buddy toy figurines can be used both at home, community settings and school to help motivate your child achieve their monthly goals. Each month a different character from the Astro Buddies Storybook can be used when following the behavioural management program.
The Astro Buddies Message
Frequently Asked Questions
The Astro Buddies Program is suitable for children to partake aged between 5 years till 12 years of age. The best time for your child to do the program depends on how much they relate with the Astro Buddies Storybook and understand the underlying Astro Buddies message. If your child enjoys stories with space themes and the environment, or enjoy the idea of being creative and making their Astro Buddy, then they are more likely to engage in the program.
The Astro Buddies Program can be done for just 1 month or up to 12 months depending on how many behaviours are requiring change and how engaged your child is in doing the program.
Yes, the Astro Buddies Program is suitable for children with ADHD, ODD, ASD and GAD. This program is suitable for all children aged between 5 years till 12 years of age.
The purpose to making an Astro Buddy toy figurine is to share the experience of creating a toy, developing your child’s skills and feeling a sense of pride for accomplishing this task. The Astro Buddy is not supposed to be an exact copy of the illustrations from the storybook or website and does not need to be perfect. We want each Astro Buddy to be unique, personalised to your style and be made with lots of love!
The best part of this program is that you can make as many Astro Buddies as you like depending on how passionate you feel about being creative and completing the whole set of Astro Buddies.
You can read the Astro Buddies Storybook as often as you would like to read it. As long as you are enjoying the storyline and it is assisting with you participating in the program, then you can read the storybook as often as you wish.
The total cost of the Astro Buddies Storybook, Program, Resources and Videos is a once only payment of $9.90 AUD.
You will receive your personal login into the Astro Buddies Storybook, Program, Resources and Videos via email once you have purchased the program.
Per user refers to each family unit, school or community organisation that purchase the storybook and program which can then be used by multiple children within each location. One login for the program should not be used at multiple locations. Each location will need its own login.