Adventure Education

Author: Linda Ritson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317311768
Release Date: 2016-05-26
Genre: Education

This essential guide promotes learning through activity-centred adventure experiences, providing skill development, social education and personal development for practitioners, teachers, support staff and youth groups. This book offers advice and practical guidance on planning, setting up and running adventure education sessions with children and young people. Divided into two parts, it gives an overview of adventure education, explaining how it relates to holistic and outdoor learning and how it encourages active engagement from the learners as well as the instructors. Adventure Education provides a toolkit of various games and activities that can be used with groups of young children, including parachute games, card and musical activities, and climbing and traversing games. This book will be essential reading for all Early Years practitioners, Primary teachers and support staff wanting to develop their skills and deliver adventure learning effectively, as well as youth groups looking to provide informal learning as well as physical opportunities.

Camp Counseling

Author: Joel F. Meier
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 9781478609643
Release Date: 2011-12-16
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Through the first seven editions of this enduring text, A. Viola Mitchell shared her knowledge and skills with legions of educators, camp directors, and counselors who participated in the organized camp movement. This classic, highly regarded volume has now been thoroughly updated to provide a 21st-century view of the trends, philosophies, and practices of organized camping. The Eighth Edition retains the overarching emphasis on leadership skills and program activities and ideas, updating their treatment with the latest research on positive youth development and outcomes-based programming. New chapters discuss trends in organized camping, efforts to expand opportunities for camp participation, and strategies to increase physical activity among children and youth. Substantially revised topics include modern behavior management tools and techniques, leadership strategies, problem solving, group processes, and the importance of research and evaluation. Throughout, the authors infuse the discussion with a leave no trace conservation ethic that promotes ways to enjoy the outdoors in a responsible, sustainable manner. The essence of organized camping has remained the same throughout its 150-year history: democratic, group living in the outdoors supported by competent, well-trained leaders. The latest edition of Camp Counseling celebrates that essence in every chapter, illuminated by more than 120 new photographs as well as numerous illustrations and boxed exhibits. Moreover, extensive, annotated resource lists in every chapter provide countless opportunities to explore topics in greater depth.

Play The Forest School Way

Author: Jane Worroll
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 9781780289168
Release Date: 2016-11-29
Genre: Family & Relationships

Help your child connect with nature, be adventurous and most of all have fun, with these woodland games, crafts and other activities from Forest School. The rise of the Forest School movement in recent years is part of a groundswell of concern about the wellbeing of our children, with many media scare stories about child obesity, "nature deficit disorder" (as described in Last Child in the Woods) and lack of exposure to risk. This woodland adventure book brings the activities and--learning through nature--ethos of Forest School to the parents of nursery and primary school-age children. It's packed full of ideas, from making nature jewellery and whittling a bow and arrow to building a shelter and foraging for food; it also celebrates the Forest School philosophy of encouraging self-esteem, confidence and social skills through engagement with nature. As well as sharing Forest School's brilliant ideas for activities, this book encourages parents to follow aspects of the Forest School approach in the way they handle play sessions; in, for example, getting adults to engage actively while being careful to let the kids lead; in framing sessions with small rituals). Activity variations target different age groups, and there are ideas for small groups (for play dates, for example, or children's birthday parties) as well as things to do with just one or two children. While the book is aimed at parents, who are encouraged to guide the play, the activity instructions are written in a simple style so that children can read them too, and the illustrations are also intended to be enjoyed by children. With a fun, child-friendly design, this book offers an immersive experience for all the family. The book is designed to be robust enough to withstand outdoor handling while also being attractive as a gift for "green" parents, with charming illustrations and a retro design that together create a magical feel and chime with the back-to-nature content.

Promoting Health in Children and Young People

Author: Karen Moyse
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444322656
Release Date: 2009-11-16
Genre: Health & Fitness

Promoting the health and wellbeing of children and young people isa vital part of every child nurse’s role. Promoting Healthin Children and Young People provides practical guidance oneveryday health issues such as preventing obesity, dental health,skin care and prevention of diseases and infections. It exploresbest practice for nursing children with chronic illnesses such asasthma, cancer, diabetes and disabilities, and gives guidance onpromoting the health of adolescents looking at issues of sexualhealth, smoking, drugs and alcohol. Each chapter discusses keyhealth promotion messages, relevant government policy and healthpromotion activities. This accessible text provides nurses with theskills and knowledge to transform the NSF into everyday healthpromotion practice. • Provides a clear skills-based approach to undertakinghealth promotion practice • Emphasises the role of the nurse in promoting goodhealth in children and young people • Discusses guidance from recent policy developmentsincluding the National Service Framework for Children • Illustrated with diagrams and boxes highlighting keypoints

Games Other Stuff for Teachers

Author: Chris Cavert
Publisher: Wood 'N' Barnes Publishing
ISBN: 1885473222
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Education

A wide range of activities put together by teachers to help teachers focus on specific skills, including listening, following directions, communication, problem-solving, interacting, using teamwork, practicing diversity, and so much more! The activities are fun and easy to understand. Sample questions provide a basis for discussion, and variations help teachers adjust skill levels.

One Hundred and One Drama Games for Children

Author: Paul Rooyackers
Publisher: Hunter House
ISBN: 0897932110
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Drama games are not staged plays but a dynamic form in which children explore their minds and the world around them. They can use their play-acting in sensory games, pantomimes, story games with puppets, in creating masks and costumes, and much more. Drama games allow children to get more in touch with themselves and what they want to be, and are a delightful way to discover the freedom, creativity, and expression of acting- and living. The SmartFunActivity series encourage imagination, social interaction, and self-expression in children. To make the books easy to use, games are marked according to appropriate age levels, length of play time, and group size, using helpful icons. Most games are non-competitive and none require special skills or training. The series is widely used in homes, schools, daycare centers, clubs, and summer camp.

Recreation

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ISBN: UOM:39015035867145
Release Date: 1961
Genre: Play


Cooperative Games and Sports

Author: Terry Orlick
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736057978
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Education

Provides directions for games based on cooperation rather than competition, including indoor and outdoor games, games for special-education classes, and games for children and adults.

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ISBN: UCLA:31158004922364
Release Date: 1961
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