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Social skills games for children

By: Plummer, Deborah.
Publisher: London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2008Description: 176 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781843106173.Subject(s): SOCIAL SKILLS | GAMES | PLAY THERAPY | COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS | LEARNING DIFFICULTIES | CHILDREN
Contents:
Pt. 1. Theoretical and practical background Introduction Understanding social skills Why use games to support social skills? Structuring the emotional environment Transfer and maintenance of skills Self-reflection and self-care Pt. 2. Games for social skills Non-competitive ways to choose groups and group leaders Getting to know each other: warm-ups and ice-breakers Staying on track: self-awareness and self-control Tuning in: exploring effective listening and effective observation More than just talking: communication skills You and me: exploring feelings and developing empathy You and me together: building cooperation and negotiation skills Got it! Solving problems in group interactions Wind-downs and celebrations
Summary: "Featuring a wealth of familiar and easy-to-learn games, this practical handbook is designed to foster successful social strategies for children aged 5-12, and will help adults to understand and encourage children's social skills." "The book covers the theory behind the games in accessible language, and includes a broad range of enjoyable activities, active and passive, verbal and non-verbal, for different sized groups. Deborah M. Plummer addresses issues that might arise when supporting children with a range of communication differences, including children with learning difficulties, and offers a variety of cognitive and behavioural strategies to help children to reinforce the skills explored in the games." "This is an ideal resource for teachers, parents, carers and all those working to improve the social skills of children." - BOOK JACKET.Review: Written by a registered speech and language therapist and imagework practitioner with over 20 years experience, this book features 81 games designed to foster successful social strategies for children aged five to twelve. Covers the theory behind the games in accessible language and includes a broad range of activities, both active and passive, verbal and non-verbal, for different sized groups. Focuses on non-competitive games where the enjoyment and the challenge come from the process itself rather than from winning. Addresses issues that might arise when supporting children with a range of communication differences, including children with learning difficulties, and offers a variety of cognitive and behavioural strategies to help children reinforce explored in the games. The games and activities are divided into nine section, including warm-ups and warm-downs and each game is marked with a set of symbols indicating youngest age suitable for playing the game, duration, size of group, amount of speaking involved or non-verbal and the foundation ability or specific skill used or developed by playing the game. Suitable for teachers, parents, carers and all those working to improve the social skills of children.
List(s) this item appears in: Social skills at school. March 2017 | Games to teach social skills. Jan 2019
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Pt. 1. Theoretical and practical background
Introduction
Understanding social skills
Why use games to support social skills?
Structuring the emotional environment
Transfer and maintenance of skills
Self-reflection and self-care
Pt. 2. Games for social skills
Non-competitive ways to choose groups and group leaders
Getting to know each other: warm-ups and ice-breakers
Staying on track: self-awareness and self-control
Tuning in: exploring effective listening and effective observation
More than just talking: communication skills
You and me: exploring feelings and developing empathy
You and me together: building cooperation and negotiation skills
Got it! Solving problems in group interactions
Wind-downs and celebrations

"Featuring a wealth of familiar and easy-to-learn games, this practical handbook is designed to foster successful social strategies for children aged 5-12, and will help adults to understand and encourage children's social skills." "The book covers the theory behind the games in accessible language, and includes a broad range of enjoyable activities, active and passive, verbal and non-verbal, for different sized groups. Deborah M. Plummer addresses issues that might arise when supporting children with a range of communication differences, including children with learning difficulties, and offers a variety of cognitive and behavioural strategies to help children to reinforce the skills explored in the games." "This is an ideal resource for teachers, parents, carers and all those working to improve the social skills of children." - BOOK JACKET.

Written by a registered speech and language therapist and imagework practitioner with over 20 years experience, this book features 81 games designed to foster successful social strategies for children aged five to twelve.
Covers the theory behind the games in accessible language and includes a broad range of activities, both active and passive, verbal and non-verbal, for different sized groups. Focuses on non-competitive games where the enjoyment and the challenge come from the process itself rather than from winning.
Addresses issues that might arise when supporting children with a range of communication differences, including children with learning difficulties, and offers a variety of cognitive and behavioural strategies to help children reinforce explored in the games.
The games and activities are divided into nine section, including warm-ups and warm-downs and each game is marked with a set of symbols indicating youngest age suitable for playing the game, duration, size of group, amount of speaking involved or non-verbal and the foundation ability or specific skill used or developed by playing the game.
Suitable for teachers, parents, carers and all those working to improve the social skills of children.

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There are lots of interesting games and bits of information but most of the games I am unable to use with the person I work with but it has given me ideas of games or activities I can use

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Really excellent for circle time and other class social skills programmes.

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