Drama Games for Young Children

Author: Katherine Zachest
Publisher:
ISBN: 1848425619
Release Date: 2016-09-29
Genre:

From the bestselling Drama Games series, this dip-in, flick-through, quick-fire resource book - packed with over 200 individual games - is perfect for teachers, playgroup leaders and drama facilitators who want to inspire and entertain children, aged 3 and up, with vibrant and engaging drama experiences. The book includes 40 complete and easy-to-follow lesson plans that can be implemented with little prior preparation - all appropriate for exploring the curriculum or running extra-curricular workshops. The action-packed sessions will transport you and your group to enchanted forests, pirate ships, bustling farmyards or the bottom of the sea, via magic-carpet rides or a journey through outer space. They incorporate vocal exercises, mime and movement, nursery rhymes and fairytales, character development, costumes, songs and music, puppetry, art and text work. Also included is advice on preparing sessions, and a template lesson plan. The most comprehensive and practical drama resource ever published for anyone working with young children (including parents!), the book offers material that will engage any child, from the most reticent to the supremely confident. It is an ideal way to explore and encourage skills of creativity, self-expression, tolerance, mutual respect, problem-solving and communication, in a safe, non-threatening environment. 'Tapping into a child's ability to play is the way to educate our children and inspire them to learn. Katherine Zachest understands this and her book is a fantastic tool with which to do it.' Sally Cookson, from her Foreword

101 Drama Games and Activities

Author: David Farmer
Publisher: David Farmer
ISBN: 9781847538413
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Education

Gain access to a personal collection of 101 highly effective drama games and activities suitable for children or adults. Sections include improvisation, mime, ice-breakers, group dynamics, rehearsal, story-telling, voice and warm-ups.

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.

101 More Drama Games for Children

Author: Paul Rooyackers
Publisher: Hunter House
ISBN: 0897933672
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Education

Designed to create dynamic and supportive play environments, these improvisational, noncompetitive games encourage participants to gain as much as they contribute. By expressing themselves physically and emotionally and by exploring a range of possibilities, players gain self-confidence and a greater awareness of the feelings and experiences of others. Illustrations.

101 More Drama Games and Activities

Author: David Farmer
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781291025163
Release Date: 2012-09
Genre: Education

'...bubbles over with imaginative ideas which could be used to good effect by non-specialist as well as seasoned drama teachers. Excellent resource for primary, secondary and other drama teachers.' - Teaching Drama Magazine, Spring 2013. This sequel to the best-selling 101 Drama Games and Activities contains inspirational and engaging games and exercises suitable for children, young people and adults. The activities can be used in drama lessons and workshops as well as during rehearsal and devising periods. The book includes lively and fun warm-up games, as well as activities to develop concentration, focus and team building. The drama strategies can be used as creative tools to explore themes and characters. There are dozens of ideas for developing improvisation (which can be extended over several sessions). There are many new activities for exploring storytelling skills as well as mime and movement.

Wir gehen auf B renjagd

Author: Michael Rosen
Publisher:
ISBN: 3737360278
Release Date: 2011
Genre:

Ein Vater mit Baby, 3 weiteren Kindern und Hund gehen auf Bärenjagd. Als sie einen Bären aufstöbern, dreht dieser den Spiess um: die tapferen Helden müssen schleunigst die Flucht ergreifen. (ab 4)

Drama Games

Author: Tian Dayton, Ph.D.
Publisher: HCI
ISBN: 155874021X
Release Date: 1990-03-01
Genre: Psychology

Experiential therapy is used to locate repressed feelings and re-experience them. Once we feel them in the present, we can come to terms with them and put them in their proper perspective. We can use our energies to truly enter into the moment with all our awareness. The quality of our happiness lies in our ability to experience what is around us. Feelings are often attached to roles. When we experiment with different roles we gain information about our personal history and play with new possibilities for change. Games help us to increase concentration, develop thinking skills and to coordinate thought, emotion and action. They are a way to allow humor and fun to enter into the therapeutic process. This book is designed to help participants get in touch with and express buried feelings in a safe and structured way and to offer training in the ability to be creative and spontaneous.

Drama and Music Creative Activities for Young Children

Author: Janet Rubin
Publisher: Green Dragon Books
ISBN: 9780893346805
Release Date: 1998-07
Genre: Education

The reservoir of creativity inside you and your children is just waiting to be tapped! Drama and Music is a year round guide for incorporating constructive, educational creativity into your daily classroom routine. The easy-to-read format is an invaluable tool for developing brief or extended lessons exploring music and drama while reinforcing other core subjects like math, science, and language arts. Includes background information on teaching and coaching, as well as activities, fingerplays, stories, and pantomime. An extensive index covers music, poetry and literature. Make your class a dynamic, exciting place for integrated learning.

Child Development and Teaching Young Children

Author: Ayshe Talay-Ongan
Publisher: Cengage Learning Australia
ISBN: 017012732X
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Arts

Child Development for Teachers of Young Children is a useful resource for pre-service early childhood teachers from childcare through to school settings. This text is based on understanding young childrena s developmental characteristics and differences, as well as planning around their interests. Child development covers a vast area of research, much of which has been used to inform teachers, parents and students about ways to nurture children into happy, competent and well-balanced individuals. The authors of this Australian text have married these areas together with essential up-to-date research, and focal information on domains of development. The first section of this text reviews domains of development with points that highlight applications to teaching contexts. The second section tackles domains of learning/curriculum areas where developmentally appropriate, individualised and culturally sensitive practice is integrated into teaching. This text also makes valuable contributions to the art and science of teaching young children in other settings: many children are tutored individually in small groups in learning centres, after school care programs, sports programs and music lessons to count a few.

Drama Start

Author: Julie Meighan
Publisher: Jembooks
ISBN: 095689660X
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Education

'Drama Start' is a collection of drama activities, including games, role playing ideas, action poems, plays and monologues, suitable for children between the ages of 3 and 8. It can be used in Early Years' settings or in primary schools, up to and including second class. This book is also suitable for people working with children in any setting where drama is used such as community groups, out of school care facilities, therapeutic group work and so on. The book is accessible and easy to follow. It is divided into three parts - Drama Games, Plays and Monologues. Each section provides educators/teachers/leaders with a variety of creative and imaginative ideas for stimulating drama activities in many different settings.

101 Dance Games for Children

Author: Paul Rooyackers
Publisher: Hunter House
ISBN: 0897931718
Release Date: 1996-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Encourages children to develop their imaginations, social skills, self-expression, and coordination with a collection of 101 dance games that emphasize creativity, no-blame activities, working with a group, and more.

Speaking Out

Author: Jack Zipes
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415966604
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Drama

In his successful Creative Storytelling, Jack Zipes showed how storytelling is a rich and powerful tool for self-expression and for building children's imaginations. In Speaking Out, this master storyteller goes further, speaking out against rote learning and testing and for the positive force within storytelling and creative drama during the K-12 years. For the past four years, Jack Zipes has worked with the Neighborhood Bridges Program of the Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis, taking his storytelling techniques into inner-city schools. Speaking Out is in part a record of the transformations storytelling can work on the minds and lives of young people. But it is also a vivid and exhilarating demonstration of a different kind of education - one built from deep inside each child. Speaking Out is a book for storytellers, educators, parents, and anyone who cares about helping kids find within themselves the keys to imagination.