Therapy Games

Author: Alanna Jones
Publisher: Rec Room Publishing
ISBN: 0966234154
Release Date: 2013-08-05
Genre: Education

In this book, you will find 102 new and exciting ways to turn ordinary games into Therapy Games. Each game used in the book comes with five or more ways to make simple changes that create a new and unique therapeutic experience. In addition to the 102 game options, there's also a section on how playing the game itself without any changes can have therapeutic value. Turn the following games into various new Therapy Games: Apples to Apples; Operation; Taboo; Chutes and Ladders; Monopoly; Jenga; Let's Go Fishin; Jigsaw Puzzles; Cards and Dice; and more.

104 Activities that Build

Author: Alanna Jones
Publisher: Rec Room Publishing
ISBN: 0966234138
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Education

In this exciting book you'll find 104 games and activities for therapists, counsellors, teachers, and group leaders that teacher Anger Management, Coping Skills, Self-Discovery, Teamwork, Self-Esteem, and Communication Skills! Every game works as a unique tool to modify behaviour, build relationships, start discussions and address issues. Each activity is simple to follow, requires minimal resources, includes helpful discussion questions and of course is interactive and fun.

Games and Activities for Exploring Feelings with Children

Author: Vanessa Rogers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 085700459X
Release Date: 2011-08-15
Genre: Education

This is a fun, imaginative and creative resource designed to help children aged 7--13 get thinking and talking about their feelings and the issues that affect their lives. It is packed full with games and activities that help children explore their emotions and express themselves positively. Activities surrounding issues such as peer relationships and friendships, bullying, offending, participation and citizenship are designed to build self-esteem, raise aspirations and increase motivation. They will also enhance emotional well-being and develop protective behaviours, encouraging children to speak out rather than act out, and helping to keep them safe and happy. This is an ideal resource for all those working with children and looking for new and exciting ideas for games and activities, including teachers, youth workers, social workers and counsellors.

One Hundred and One More Life Skills Games for Children

Author: Bernie Badegruber
Publisher: Hunter House
ISBN: 9780897934435
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Family & Relationships

An accessible guide to raising well-adjusted children presents more than one hundred games designed to foster patience, confidence, love, respect, and a sense of fun in children. Original.

The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

Author: Lindsey Joiner
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857004476
Release Date: 2011-11-15
Genre: Psychology

For difficult or challenging children and teenagers in therapeutic or school settings, creative activities can be an excellent way of increasing enjoyment and boosting motivation, making the sessions more rewarding and successful for everyone involved. This resource provides over one hundred tried-and-tested fun and imaginative therapeutic activities and ideas to unleash the creativity of children and teenagers aged 5+. Employing a variety of expressive arts including art, music, stories, poetry and film, the activities are designed to teach social skills development, anger control strategies, conflict resolution and thinking skills. Also included are character education activities and ideas for conducting therapeutic day camps, including sample schedules and handouts. The activities can be used in many different settings with all ages, are flexible, and can be adapted for use with individuals or groups. Brimming with imaginative ideas, this resource will be invaluable to anyone working with children and teenagers, including school counselors, social workers, therapists, psychologists and teachers.

Self Esteem Games

Author: Barbara Sher
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 0471180270
Release Date: 1998-09-22
Genre: Self-Help

A delightful way to build children's self-esteem and self-confidence—from age three to twelve. The key ingredient in children's development, emotionally, socially, and intellectually, is a strong sense of their own self-worth. The 300 games and activities in this fun book will give them just that. These joyful activities help children learn how to make friends, express feelings, trust others, accept themselves, use their imaginations, and more. The book combines upbeat, positive advice—including tips for better parenting—with step-by-step directions for each activity. BARBARA SHER, MA, OTR (Whitehorn, California) has 30 years' experience as a teacher and occupational therapist, specializing in pediatrics. Under the sponsorship of the Center for Intercultural Education of Georgetown University, she conducts self-esteem workshops for parents, teachers and children around the world. A delightful way to build children's self-esteem and self-confidence—from ages three to twelve. The key to children's development—emotionally, socially, and intellectually—is a strong sense of their own self-worth. The 300 games and activities in this fun book will give them just that. Developed by author Barbara Sher over the course of thirty years as a parent, teacher, and play specialist, these joyful activities require no special preparation or equipment. Families can play a game virtually anywhere, with any number of participants. Combines upbeat, positive advice—including tips for better parenting— with easy directions for positive play. Helps children learn how to make friends, express feelings, trust others, accept themselves, use their imaginations, and more. Barbara Sher, OT (Whitehorn, CA), has 30 years' experience as a teacher and occupational therapist, specializing in pediatrics. She conducts self-esteem workshops for parents, teachers and children around the world.

Seeing Red

Author: Jennifer Simmonds
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550924121
Release Date: 2003-05-01
Genre: Education

A unique approach to anger management using small group process.

103 Group Activities and Treatment Ideas Practical Strategies

Author: Judith A. Belmont
Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media
ISBN: 9780979021800
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

This book assists in breaking through treatment resistance and defensiveness. Dozens of reproducible handouts, experiential activities, exercises, self-discovery tools and more are included.

Team building Activities for Every Group

Author: Alanna Jones
Publisher: Rec Room Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 0966234162
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

There are 107 games and activities in the four chapters of this book that help every group "Mix It Up", "Stir It Up", "Team Up", and "Open Up". Each game is fun, easy to use, unique, and requires minimal resources. Discussion questions can be found at the end of each "Team Up" and "Open Up" game to help leaders and participants to engage in discussion that creates and enhanced team-building experience for all those involved.

Seals Plus

Author: Kathy L. Korb-Khalsa
Publisher: Wellness Reproductions & Pub Llc
ISBN: PSU:000044417185
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Psychology

Three volumes of Seals Plus provide life management skills for your middle and high school students. Each volume contains reproducible activity-based handouts which address the areas of concern presented on the chart.

Helping Children to Cope with Change Stress and Anxiety

Author: Deborah Plummer
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857003666
Release Date: 2010-02-15
Genre: Education

This book is full of creative ideas for use with children who have difficulty in coping with change, stress and normal levels of anxiety. Supported by a comprehensive but accessible theory section, the practical exercises are a simple and fun way of helping children to learn healthy stress management strategies. Deborah Plummer offers over 100 activities and games specifically aimed at helping children to build emotional resilience. With a mixture of short, snappy activities and longer guided visualizations, these exercises are suitable for use with individuals or groups, and many are appropriate for use with children with complex needs or speech and language difficulties. This unique photocopiable activity book will be an invaluable resource for parents, carers, teachers, therapists and anyone looking for creative, enjoyable ways of helping children to cope with change, stress and anxiety. It is primarily designed for use with individuals and groups of children aged 7-11, but the ideas can easily be adapted for both older and younger children and children with learning difficulties.

Team Challenges

Author: Kris Bordessa
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781613745687
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Genre: Education

Directed to teachers, facilitators, and counselors, offers more than 170 cooperative activities for classrooms, summer camps, and family occasions designed to improve children's problem-solving skills and ability to collaborate.

The Wrecking Yard of Games and Activities

Author: Alanna Jones
Publisher: Idyll Arbor
ISBN: 1882883357
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Education

Activities for all ages to help people learn skills for living. Alanna Jones has crafted 104 activities for groups of children, adolescents, adults, and older adults that teach teamwork, self-esteem, self-discovery, leisure education, communication, anger management, and fitness. First of all, each one is fun. Second, each one helps the participants understand themselves and their lives better. That's why this book is a favorite with volunteers and professionals throughout North America who work in everything from scouts to church groups to schools to therapy facilities. Everyone who teaches life skills to children, adolescents, or adults will treasure this book.