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020 _a9781843106173
040 _aWIHC
100 _aPlummer, Deborah
245 0 0 _aSocial skills games for children
260 _bJessica Kingsley Publishers
_aLondon
_c2008
300 _a176 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
505 _aPt. 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
520 _a"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.
520 1 _bWritten 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.
650 _aSOCIAL SKILLS
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650 _aGAMES
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650 _aPLAY THERAPY
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650 _aCOMMUNICATION PROBLEMS
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650 _aLEARNING DIFFICULTIES
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650 _9353
_aCHILDREN
901 _aCOMMUNICATION
902 _aIHC Intranet
902 _aParent2Parent
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