Why Your Child's School Needs a Buddy Bench (& How to Get One)! by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
The Buddy Bench is "a simple idea to eliminate loneliness and foster friendship on the playground." If a child sits on the bench alone, other kids know that he or she is looking for a "buddy" to play with. This beautiful idea came from a 10-year-old boy named Christian Bucks in 2013, and his story soon went viral. Today, you’ll find Buddy Benches on elementary school playgrounds across the U.S. and around the globe.
Want one for your school? You can purchase one or, better yet, get your school community together and build one! For more about the Buddy Bench, click here!