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Focusing and calming games for children : mindfulness strategies and activities to help children to relax, concentrate and take control

By: Plummer, Deborah M.
Contributor(s): Serrurier, Jane.
Publisher: London Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2012Description: 151 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781849051439.Subject(s): ANXIETY | STRESS MANAGEMENT | MEDITATION | SELF ESTEEM | MASSAGE | MINDFULNESS | RELAXATION | CHILDREN
Contents:
Acknowledgements Part 1. Theoretical and Practical Background 1. Introduction: Meeting children with mindfulness 2. Understanding attention and concentration 3. Mindfulness Play 4. Structuring the emotional environment for Mindfulness Play 5. Mindfulness play and well-being 6. Control, adaptability and effectiveness Part 2. Games and Activities 7. Choosing groups, leaders, pairs and order of play 8. Warm-ups and ice-breakers 9. Focusing attention 10. Concentrating for longer periods 11. Self-calming 12. Celebrating Bibliography Subject Index Author index
Summary: "Having the ability to focus, relax and concentrate is key to enabling children and young people to achieve emotional well-being, and is also important for a child's development of skills and abilities. This book uses a model of 'mindfulness play' to help children to achieve well-being, an approach designed by the author which encourages children to build awareness of their inner and outer worlds. Part One covers the theoretical and practical background, setting out how to facilitate play using the mindfulness play model, including consideration of the emotional environment. Part Two includes a wealth of games and activities, from 'Body focus' and 'Fidget flop' to 'Musical drawings' and 'Pass a smile'. The activities are suitable for use with groups and individual children aged 5-12, and can be adapted for children with specific attention and concentration difficulties, such as ADHD, and for older children." - BOOK JACKET
List(s) this item appears in: Kids books about worry, anxiety and managing emotions. Oct 2015 (CM) updated July 2017 | Relaxation. Oct 2017 CM | Behaviour strategies for children. November 2017 | Stress and anxiety. July 2018 F | Mindfulness June 2019
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Acknowledgements
Part 1. Theoretical and Practical Background
1. Introduction: Meeting children with mindfulness
2. Understanding attention and concentration
3. Mindfulness Play
4. Structuring the emotional environment for Mindfulness Play
5. Mindfulness play and well-being
6. Control, adaptability and effectiveness
Part 2. Games and Activities
7. Choosing groups, leaders, pairs and order of play
8. Warm-ups and ice-breakers
9. Focusing attention
10. Concentrating for longer periods
11. Self-calming
12. Celebrating
Bibliography
Subject Index
Author index

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"Having the ability to focus, relax and concentrate is key to enabling children and young people to achieve emotional well-being, and is also important for a child's development of skills and abilities. This book uses a model of 'mindfulness play' to help children to achieve well-being, an approach designed by the author which encourages children to build awareness of their inner and outer worlds. Part One covers the theoretical and practical background, setting out how to facilitate play using the mindfulness play model, including consideration of the emotional environment. Part Two includes a wealth of games and activities, from 'Body focus' and 'Fidget flop' to 'Musical drawings' and 'Pass a smile'. The activities are suitable for use with groups and individual children aged 5-12, and can be adapted for children with specific attention and concentration difficulties, such as ADHD, and for older children." - BOOK JACKET

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Matched what I expected from the title.

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A range of useful and fun activities

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