Focusing and Calming Games for Children

Focusing and Calming Games for Children

Author: Deborah Plummer

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857003445

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 152

View: 668

Having the ability to focus, relax and concentrate is key to enabling children and young people to achieve emotional well-being, and is also important for a child's development of skills and abilities. This book uses a model of 'mindfulness play' to help children to achieve well-being, an approach designed by the author which encourages children to build awareness of their inner and outer worlds. Part One covers the theoretical and practical background, setting out how to facilitate play using the mindfulness play model, including consideration of the emotional environment. Part Two includes a wealth of games and activities, from 'Body focus' and 'Fidget flop' to 'Musical drawings' and 'Pass a smile'. The activities are suitable for use with groups and individual children aged 5–12, and can be adapted for children with specific attention and concentration difficulties, such as ADHD, and for older children. This is an ideal resource for teachers, counsellors, social workers, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, youth workers, parents, and carers.

Arts Activities for Children and Young People in Need

Arts Activities for Children and Young People in Need

Author: Diana Coholic

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849050012

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 997

"Art-based activities can help to develop resilience and self-esteem, enabling children in need to cope better with ongoing stress, trauma and loss. Arts Activities for Children and Young People in Need offers interventions and exercises drawn from practice and research for practitioners to use as a basis for their own arts-based groups or one-to-one sessions. This accessible book will be of great use to health and education practitioners from a wide variety of disciplines who are involved in working with troubled children and young people."--BOOK JACKET.

More Creative Coping Skills for Children

More Creative Coping Skills for Children

Author: Bonnie Thomas

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784502676

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 833

This collection of fun and adaptable activities, games, stories and handouts is a complete resource for supporting children coping with stress and difficult emotions. From engaging arts and crafts, to interactive stories and relaxing meditations, all the interventions and activities are thematically structured so that each chapter contains the means for building specific skills or overcoming behavioral issues. Each chapter contains suggested goals, positive affirmations and photocopiable handouts to enable a child to continue practising and learning new life skills outside of sessions with parents or professionals. The activities in this book are ideal for use with children aged 3-12 to help them rebalance and gain a strong grasp on their emotions.

The Myth of the ADHD Child, Revised Edition

The Myth of the ADHD Child, Revised Edition

Author: Thomas Armstrong

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101992807

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

View: 876

A fully revised and updated edition of the groundbreaking book on tackling the root causes of children’s attention and behavior problems rather than masking the symptoms with medication. More than twenty years after Dr. Thomas Armstrong's Myth of the A.D.D. Child first published, he presents much needed updates and insights in this substantially revised edition. When The Myth of the A.D.D. Child was first published in 1995, Dr. Thomas Armstrong made the controversial argument that many behaviors labeled as ADD or ADHD are simply a child's active response to complex social, emotional, and educational influences. In this fully revised and updated edition, Dr. Armstrong shows readers how to address the underlying causes of a child's attention and behavior problems in order to help their children implement positive changes in their lives. The rate of ADHD diagnosis has increased sharply, along with the prescription of medications to treat it. Now needed more than ever, this book includes fifty-one new non-drug strategies to help children overcome attention and behavior problems, as well as updates to the original fifty proven strategies.

Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation

Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation

Author: Anthony L. Brooks

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319558349

Category: Computers

Page: 324

View: 741

This book constitutes the proceedings of two conferences: The 5th International Conference on ArtsIT, Interactivity and Game Creation (ArtsIT 2016) and the First International Conference on Design, Learning and Innovation (DLI 2016). ArtsIT is reflecting trends in the expanding field of digital art, interactive art, and how game creation is considered an art form. The decision was made to augment the title of ArtsIT to be in future known as “The International Conference on Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation”. The event was hosted in Esbjerg, Denmark in May 2016 and attracted 76 submissions from which 34 full papers were selected for publication in this book. The papers represent a forum for the dissemination of cutting-edge research results in the area of arts, design and technology.

Using Imagination, Mindful Play and Creative Thinking to Support Wellbeing and Resilience in Children

Using Imagination, Mindful Play and Creative Thinking to Support Wellbeing and Resilience in Children

Author: Deborah Plummer

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781787758674

Category: Education

Page: 179

View: 401

Forms part of JKP's 'Helping Children to Improve Wellbeing and Resilience' series Using a model of 'mindfulness play' to help children to achieve wellbeing, this book encourages children to build awareness of their inner and outer worlds. This multidimensional approach, designed and developed by an experienced speech and language therapist, centres on the importance of play activities to build psychological, emotional and social wellbeing and looks into the pivotal role adults play in supporting a child's self-esteem. By promoting the growth of self-esteem in different areas of a child's life, the book shows how adults help children to establish a firm basis of wellbeing from which they can flourish. The accompanying activity booklets that demonstrate the practical application of this approach are: · Helping Children to Manage Transitions · Helping Children to Manage Stress · Helping Children to Manage Friendships · Helping Children to Manage Anger · Helping Children to Build Self-Confidence · Helping Children to Build their Communication Skills The strategies in this ebook guide show how imagination, mindfulness and creativity can enhance our daily interactions with children, and the activity books encourage children to build life skills through structured experiences and through experimenting with different ways of thinking and 'being'.

Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens

Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens

Author: Christopher Willard

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462522385

Category: Psychology

Page: 438

View: 137

Packed with creative, effective ideas for bringing mindfulness into the classroom, child therapy office, or community, this book features sample lesson plans and scripts, case studies, vignettes, and more. Leading experts describe how to harness the unique benefits of present-focused awareness for preschoolers, school-age kids, and teens, including at-risk youth and those with special needs. Strategies for overcoming common obstacles and engaging kids with different learning styles are explored. Chapters also share ways to incorporate mindfulness into a broad range of children's activities, such as movement, sports, music, games, writing, and art. Giving clinicians and educators practices they can use immediately, the book includes clear explanations of relevant research findings.

Be the Jellyfish Training Manual

Be the Jellyfish Training Manual

Author: Lucy Cree

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784505226

Category: Education

Page: 236

View: 699

The Be the Jellyfish programme is designed to support schools in nurturing the social and emotional wellbeing of children in their care. The lessons are structured around sensory relaxation and include relaxing exercises in breathing, visualisation, and massage. Based on their experiences teaching in primary schools, the creators were inspired to develop a programme that focusses on a child's specific social and emotional needs in order to fulfill their learning potential. Structured as one hour lesson plans, the activities included encourage children to relax, communicate and explore themselves creatively using art materials, peer massage, visualisation, bodywork, breathing, sensory equipment and mindfulness. This manual contains planning ideas for lessons, visualisation scenarios, illustrated bodywork exercises, photocopiable templates and posters to use in the classroom or one on one with a child.

Play-Based Interventions for Childhood Anxieties, Fears, and Phobias

Play-Based Interventions for Childhood Anxieties, Fears, and Phobias

Author: Athena A. Drewes

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462534715

Category: Medical

Page: 276

View: 920

Illustrating the power of play for helping children overcome a wide variety of worries, fears, and phobias, this book provides a toolkit of play therapy approaches and techniques. Coverage encompasses everyday fears and worries in 3- to 12-year-olds as well as anxiety disorders and posttraumatic problems. Leading practitioners describe their approaches step by step and share vivid illustrative case material. Each chapter also summarizes the research base for the interventions discussed. Key topics include adapting therapy to each child's developmental level, engaging reluctant or less communicative clients, and involving parents in treatment.

Starving the Stress Gremlin

Starving the Stress Gremlin

Author: Kate Collins-Donnelly

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781849053402

Category: Psychology

Page: 134

View: 563

Drawing on cognitive behavioural therapy principles, this book is a valuable resource for helping children and young people understand and control their stress. It uses example scenarios, activities and young people's comments to teach them effective emotional management skills and is aimed at those working with young people as well as parents.

Helping Children to Build Self-Confidence

Helping Children to Build Self-Confidence

Author: Deborah Plummer

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781787758735

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 295

Building self-confidence in children is crucial for healthy psychological, social, and emotional development and wellbeing. This resourceful and fun activity booklet is an invaluable resource for parents, teachers, and therapists in helping to build children's self-confidence. It explores ideas around self-confidence and what that might mean as well as the essentials required to build it. This activity booklet also encourages self-knowledge and self-acceptance through the identification of each child's unique strengths and skills. This book is one of a series based on the use of imagination (I), mindful play (MP) and creative thinking (CT) to enhance social, psychological and emotional wellbeing and resilience in children. The accompanying ebook Using Imagination, Mindful Play and Creative Thinking to Support Wellbeing and Resilience in Children describes the theory and approach behind how these activities can significantly influence children's perceptions of themselves and the world.