ABOUT THE SHOW
Theme: Building Friendships
Meet Raffa – a kind hearted giraffe who is always willing to help. That’s why Rafa’s friends turn to him whenever they have a problem – when they’ve lost something, when they’re sad, when they want to learn to dance,or even when they just can’t fall asleep. Raffa’s friends can count on him to solve their problems with lots of enthusiasm and plenty of humor.
The series has two main “layers” – the first is the empathy Raffa displays towards his friends who are in need of help. His behaviour is great modelling for the kids who are watching – true friendship and the willingness to help and support your friends. The second layer involves understanding the roles of certain objects: toothbrush, alarm clock, etc.
With older children it is important to talk about friendship. What is friendship, how Gee Raffa helps his friends, and how good it feels to help and be helped. With younger kids – show them the objects from the episodes and teach them their role: a toothbrush for brushing your teeth; an alarm wake for waking up in the morning and so on.