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 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
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.
So, how do play and peace go together? How do you make a play experience turn into a peacemaking lesson? How does a child learn compassion and kindness in the midst of fun and games? How can play possibly be a way to teach a child to express his or her feelings? While we play, in the midst of the experience, there will be opportunities to teach peacemaking skills. Those teachable moments can be considered peacemaking opportunities. You may start with an agenda for play; however, you might veer away from that plan when the children bring their own dynamics to the game. Peacemaking and compassion work are more important than the games. How you play matters more than what you play (safety concerns aside). The games are the means to learning skills for life. The games are the avenue to the expression of creativity. If you are going to play with children or support them in their free play, the concepts in this book can be the foundation on which you can build a compassionate community. The specifics of the games are secondary to these concepts. In a sense, you will have two bags of tricks: the concepts in one bag and the games in the other.
This delightful illustrated book is a guide to introducing children to the great outdoors through fun activities in nature. Designed for use by families, carers, play workers and teachers, the book sets out guidelines for safe and engaging play outdoors, with useful tips on how to hold children's attention on longer excursions. The book is divided into seasons, with activities appropriate to each. For example, in spring, children can explore aquatic life in ponds and streams, collect material to make birds' nests or look out for growing bulbs; in autumn they can collect berries or make collages with fallen leaves. Throughout the book, the emphasis is on helping children gain an appreciation of nature's patterns, giving them confidence in the outdoor environment in a way that is educational, safe and, above all, fun. The authors, Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield, have produced some outdoor activity sheets in conjuction with the Cub and Scout Naturalist Activity Badge, sponsered by Natural England. To view these acitivity sheets, click here. For more information on Natural England, click the logo on the left.