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.
Author: Joel F. Meier
Publisher: Waveland Press
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.
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.
Adventure Education is a form of experiential learning typically associated with activities involving risk, from cooperative games such as raft building to high adventure activities such as rock climbing. Adventure Education: An Introduction provides a comprehensive introduction to the planning, delivery and evaluation of Adventure Education, with a strong emphasis on professional practice and delivery. Written by a team of leading Adventure Educators who can draw upon an extensive experience base, the book explores the most important strategies for teaching, learning and implementation in Adventure Education. The book is fully illustrated throughout with real-world case studies and research surveying the key contemporary issues facing Adventure Education Practitioners. This includes essentials for the adventure educator such as risk management and tailoring activities to meet specific learning needs, as well as providing an insight into contemporary uses for adventure programmes. With outdoor and adventure activities being more popular than ever before, this book is essential reading for any student, teacher or practitioner looking to understand Adventure Education and develop their professional skills.
Author: Peter Houghton
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
Release Date: 2016-06-16
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Forest School is founded on a philosophy of nature-based play and learning that encourages children to develop confidence and self-esteem. This book will get your kids outside, making and building in the real world (instead of on a computer screen!). Whether your local woodland is a forest or a strip of trees along the edge of an urban park, these activities provide fantastic opportunities for family time and will encourage your children to fall in love with outdoor play. This is the first book to share Forest School games, crafts and skill-building activities with families and friends, its magical illustrations and simple instructions drawing children easily into a world of wonder.
Author: Karen Moyse
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009-11-16
Genre: Health & Fitness
Promoting the health and wellbeing of children and young people is a vital part of every child nurse’s role. Promoting Health in Children and Young People provides practical guidance on everyday health issues such as preventing obesity, dental health, skin care and prevention of diseases and infections. It explores best practice for nursing children with chronic illnesses such as asthma, cancer, diabetes and disabilities, and gives guidance on promoting the health of adolescents looking at issues of sexual health, smoking, drugs and alcohol. Each chapter discusses key health promotion messages, relevant government policy and health promotion activities. This accessible text provides nurses with the skills and knowledge to transform the NSF into everyday health promotion practice. • Provides a clear skills-based approach to undertaking health promotion practice • Emphasises the role of the nurse in promoting good health in children and young people • Discusses guidance from recent policy developments including the National Service Framework for Children • Illustrated with diagrams and boxes highlighting key points
Kids' Puzzle and Activity Book Space & Adventure! is the second book in the kids' Puzzle Series that is rocketing kids away from boredom! Allow your child to lose their way in space themed mazes, games, quizzes, do-to-dots, colouring in fun pictures, spot the differences, and so much more! This book is also ideal for parents to use as a fun way to ensure their children stay at the top at school, keeping their child's learning active and enjoyable! The ultimate puzzle and activity book for children as young as five for any occasion. - Keep the kids engaged for hours with over 60+ puzzles, games and activities; - Large text and images for children to see clearly; - Space and adventure theme throughout; - This fun-packed book is ideal for journeys, helping them whizz by! - Lots of puzzles and quizzes including mazes, word searches and spot the difference. - Plus you can colour in the entire book! - Doubles up as a fun way to ensure your child remains top of their class.
Turn a trip to Walt Disney World into a learning adventure! The mystery and magic of Walt Disney World is captured in this fun-filled adventure field guide. Jam-packed with curriculum-based activities and challenges, "Walt Disney World Adventure" encourages Explorers to follow cryptic clues, decode concealed messages, and solve challenging puzzles as they uncover hidden details and unlock Disney secrets around the four theme parks. "Helpful hints"-tools provided to help the reader navigate the Challenges-ensures motivated young learners through adventurous middle schoolers will find the fun facts, games, and activities interesting and entertaining. "Walt Disney World Adventure: A Field Guide and Activity Book for Explorers" is perfect for building anticipation before a trip, a useful and accessible guide to the parks, and a learning resource after the trip with the use of "Next Step" learning activities. There are also "Kid Tips" offering recommendations from other Explorers. Now your Walt Disney World vacation will have the educational content of a school field trip, the self-guided fun of a quest, and the lasting documentation of a personal journal. Plus, kids can earn their "Explorer Certificates," share their own recommendations, and find out how to become a Featured Kid Explorer."
Author: Paul Rooyackers
Publisher: Hunter House
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.
Designed for counseling professionals working with children and young adults, the book¿s activities unite the joy of adventure-based games with training in emotional awareness, behavioral control, and relationship skills¿crucial building blocks for personal success. Facilitators will find the activity sequences suitable for emotionally and behaviorally challenged youth as well as any participants seeking enhanced learning and personal growth. Filled with tried-and-true favorites and new approaches, the book offers everything from icebreakers and name games to low- and high-level initiatives and trust activities. Facilitators and participants are sure to find something that connects¿and promotes fun!
At last! In book form! A collection of some popular Jewish children's plays, known also for their fund-raising successes! PLAYS FOR JEWISH CHILDREN written byPaulette Fein Lieberman-"pioneering author" of THE ADVENTURES OF TORAHMAN AND MITZVAHBOY, TORAHWOMAN AND MITZVAHGIRL and other unique projects- have been used to inspire and involve large or small groups of children and adults, worldwide! The urgent themes make these 9 plays of special interest to: teachers,educators,youth workers,community groups,yeshivas, Hebrew Schools, and camps. A must to engage young people and delight readers! Help Jewish children explore their traditional problems, educational issues and subjects through an interactive blend of adventure and fantasy with humor and drama. During private or open group readings,or/and performances, Jewish children also explore and learn the true value of friendship, kindness and making important decisions. Provide instant assemblies fostering inspiration and community-requiring minimum preparation! The 9 plays' escapades motivate a need for reflection time, with additional interest in resources and activities to follow up with!