Author: Clark Moustakas
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
Release Date: 1997-06-01
Renowned child therapist Clark Moustakas demonstrates how play can be used to affirm and liberate children_children who suddenly become troubled in their school or family lives and can work out their anger and fear in just a few sessions, as well as children who are seriously disturbed and must struggle to achieve emotional maturity, respect for others, and faith in themselves.
Author: Lucy Frino
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2014-06-26
Genre: Foreign Language Study
A new edition of this popular course for young learners - now seven levels including Starter. Well-loved by children and teachers the world over, Kid's Box is bursting with bright ideas to inspire you and your pupils. Perfect for general use, the course also fully covers the syllabus of the Cambridge Young Learners English (YLE) tests, preparing your students for success at Starters, Movers and Flyers. The interleaved Teacher's Book contains comprehensive notes, as well as extra activities, photocopiable pages and classroom ideas to inspire both teacher and students.
Author: V Raghunathan
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
‘Raghunathan writes really well . . . there are rare instances where a reviewer thinks; I wish I could write like that. This is one of those rare instances’ —Bibek Debroy in Indian Express In a rare attempt to understand the Indianness of Indians—among the most intelligent people in the world; but also; to a dispassionate eye; perhaps the most baffling—V. Raghunathan uses the props of game theory and behavioural economics to provide an insight into the difficult conundrum of why we are the way we are. He puts under the scanner our attitudes towards rationality and irrationality; selflessness and selfishness; competition and cooperation; and collaboration and deception. Drawing examples from the way we behave in day-to-day situations; Games Indians Play tries to show how in the long run each one of us—whether businessmen; politicians; bureaucrats; or just plain us—stand to profit more if we were to assume a little self-regulation; give fairness a chance and strive to cooperate and collaborate a little more even if self-interest were to be our main driving force.
Why, it's a whale of a book! Here comes Moby Jane - again! Originally published in 1987 and long out of print, Moby Jane contains ten years' worth of Gilbert, poem by poem, that literally spill out over its edges - the book begins on the front cover and ends on the back! Eli Mandel calls Gilbert 'an extraordinary, intelligent experimentalist,' and Coach House has just gotten wind that this classic tome has been chosen for National Poetry Month 2004 as one of the ten all-time must-read books of Canadian poetry.
Author: Susan Douglas
Release Date: 2015-12-22
At the heart of this volume is the recognition that children’s engagement with play and story are intrinsically and intricately linked. The contributing authors share a passionate interest in the development and well-being of children, in particular through their use of imagination and adaptation of the everyday into play and stories. Following these principles, the volume explores the connections between play, story, and pretense with regard to many cultural and contextual factors that influence the way these elements vary in children’s lives. In a departure from earlier collections on play and story, the authors take a particular focus on normative as compared with atypical development. This collection begins with an approach to understanding the developmental relationship between play and story, which recognizes their similarities while acknowledging their differences. Much of the collection addresses pretend play and story in children with autism spectrum disorder, an understudied but important group for consideration, as these dimensions of their lives and development have often been considered problematic. The volume also includes sections on play and story in classroom settings and play and story across cultures, including non-English-speaking environments such as Israel, Romania, China, and Mexico. It concludes with a discussion of how play differs across sociocultural and economic contexts, making a unifying claim for the importance of play in children’s lives but also calling for an understanding of what play means to very different groups of children.
Author: Charles E. Schaefer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-08-14
"Focusing on the specific ingredients that activate clinical change, this book is enhanced by current research, more ample scope, and an array of contributions in contemporary and relevant topic areas. It is full of inspiration, direction, and grounding. This is a stunning contribution to the field of child therapy." —Eliana Gil, PhD, Gil Institute for Trauma Recovery and Education A practical look at how play therapy can promote mental health wellness in children and adolescents Revised and expanded, The Therapeutic Powers of Play, Second Edition explores the powerful effects that play therapy has on different areas within a child or adolescent's life: communication, emotion regulation, relationship enhancement, and personal strengths. Editors Charles Schaefer and Athena Drewes—renowned experts in the field of play therapy—discuss the different interventions and components of treatment that can move clients to change. Leading play therapists contributed to this volume, supplying a wide repertoire of practical techniques and applications in each chapter for use in clinical practice, including: Direct teaching Indirect teaching Self-expression Relationship enhancement Attachment formation Catharsis Stress inoculation Creative problem solving Self-esteem Filled with clinical case vignettes from various theoretical viewpoints, the second edition is an invaluable resource for play and child therapists of all levels of experience and theoretical orientations.
Author: Jo Ann Gramlich, M.S.
Publisher: Author House
Release Date: 2014-05
Did you know that you can begin to talk and interact with your child as early as birth? If you did, then you're on the right track to getting your child ready for the infant, toddler, and preschool years. If you didn't, Talk, Play, and Read with Me Mommy will provide you and your child with many stimulating activities and games that are developmentally appropriate and designed to help enhance your child's speech and language skills. There are interactive activities for infants (e.g., Rattle Time, Lots of Sounds, Peek-a-Boo), toddlers (e.g., Surprise Bag, Flashlight Fun, Bear Talk), and preschoolers (e.g., Listen Up, Hunting for Colors, Silly Stories). These games can be played when you and your child have a few extra minutes during daily routines, playtime, or story time. You can also use this book when you are on the move, so make sure you carry it wherever you go.
Coach Earl touches on a variety of topics named clearly in over 30 chapters. From banking, post office, women, budgeting, level of play, airline travel, lodging, language ,money, food, and many, many more. So many times players go overseas to play professional basketball and come back saying I couldn't make it or it was bad. So now Coach Earl has a guideline for anyone in book form with it all in 1 place. Players can now make an informed decision on countries and levels to play in. Every parent should order for their son and daughter and every college coach should order it for their senior players.
Culinary fun combines with early literacy skills development in this step-by-step children's cookbook. The simple recipes teach basic cookery skills, introduce children to new vocabulary and teach them how to follow instructions - the Letterland way.
Author: Adrian Doff
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2013-07-18
Genre: Foreign Language Study
English Unlimited is a six-level (A1 to C1) goals-based course for adults. Centred on purposeful, real-life objectives, it prepares learners to use English independently for global communication. As well as clear teaching notes, the updated Starter A and B Teacher's Pack (Teacher's Book with DVD-ROM) offers lots of extra ideas and activities to suit different classroom situations and teaching styles. The DVD-ROM provides a range of extra printable activities, a comprehensive testing and assessment program, extra literacy and handwriting activities for non-Roman alphabet users and clear mapping of the syllabus against the CEFR 'can do' statements. It also includes the videos from the Self-study Pack DVD-ROM for classroom use.
Author: Gillian Benbow
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 1990
Genre: German language
Aiming to provide pupils with role-play practise for the German language GCSE, this practise and revision book includes a vocabulary in both German and English, exam prompts, suggested answers and a section of general phrases and can be used without the supervision or help of a teacher.
Author: Polly E. Szatrowski
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book investigates the intricate interplay between language and food in natural conversations among people eating and talking about food in English, Japanese, Wolof, Eegimaa, Danish, German, Arabic, Persian, and Turkish. It is a socio-cultural/ linguistic study of how adults/ children organize their language and bodies to (1) accomplish rituals and performances of commensality (eating together) and food-related actions, (2) taste, describe, identify and assess food, and influence others’ preferences, (3) create and reinforce individual and group identities through past experiences and stories about food, and (4) socialize one another to food practices, affect, taste, gender and health norms. Using approaches from linguistics, conversation analysis, ethnography, discursive psychology, and linguistic anthropology, this book elucidates the dynamic verbal and nonverbal co-construction of food practices, assessments, categories, and identities in conversations over and about food, and contributes to research on contextualized social, cultural, and cognitive activity, language and food, and cross-cultural understanding.