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    Social Skills Games for Children (Paperback) By (author) Deborah M. Plummer, Illustrated by Jane Serrurier, Foreword by Jannet A. Wright

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    DescriptionFeaturing a wealth of familiar and easy-to-learn games, this practical handbook is designed to foster successful social strategies for children aged 5-12, and will help adults to understand and reflect constructively on children's social skills.The book covers the theory behind the games in accessible language, and includes a broad range of enjoyable activities: active and passive, verbal and non-verbal, and for different sized groups. Deborah Plummer addresses issues that might arise when supporting children with a range of communication differences, including children with learning differences, and offers a variety of cognitive and behavioural strategies to help children to reinforce the skills explored in the games.This is an ideal resource for teachers, parents, carers and all those working to improve the social skills of children.


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    Title
    Social Skills Games for Children
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Deborah M. Plummer, Illustrated by Jane Serrurier, Foreword by Jannet A. Wright
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781843106173
    ISBN 10: 1843106175
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 28100
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: YXL
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
    B&T General Subject: 670
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 05
    B&T Merchandise Category: MAJ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JNSL
    BISAC V2.8: EDU040000, EDU010000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: EDU000000, PSY010000
    DC22: 372.82
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: HQ783 .H59 2008
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    Thema V1.0: JNS, YXD
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
    Imprint name
    JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
    Publication date
    01 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Deborah M. Plummer is the best-selling author of Helping Children to Build Self-Esteem, Second Edition; Helping Adolescents and Adults to Build Self-Esteem; Self-Esteem Games for Children; Anger Management Games for Children; The Adventures of the Little Tin Tortoise: A Self-Esteem Story with Activities for Teachers, Parents and Carers and Using Interactive Imagework with Children, all published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. She is a registered speech and language therapist and imagework practitioner with over 20 years' experience of facilitating groups and working individually with both children and adults. Formerly a clinical lead therapist working within the NHS, she now lectures at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK and runs workshops and short courses on the uses of imagery and issues of self-esteem in the UK and internationally.
    Review quote
    "'Deborah Plummer uses imagination and empowerment to move children and adults from discouragement to success.' - The Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review 'Deborah Plummer shows a fundamental respect for a child's integrity whilst making sure her language and ideas are accessible to a wide range of people.' - Afasic News"
    Table of contents
    Foreword by Professor Jannet Wright, Head of the Speech and Language Therapy Division, De Montfort University. Part One: Theoretical and practical background. 1. Introduction. 2. Understanding social skills. 3. Why use games to support social skills? 4. Structuring the emotional environment. 5. Transfer and maintenance of skills. 6. Self-reflection and self-care. Bibliography. References. Part Two: Games for social skills. 7. Non-competitive ways to choose groups and group leaders. 8. Getting to know each other: warm-ups and ice-breakers. 9. Staying on track: self-awareness and self-control. 10. Tuning in: exploring effective listening and effective observation. 11. More than lust talking: communication skills. 12. You and me: exploring feelings and developing empathy. 13. You and me together: building cooperation and negotiation skills. 14. Got it! Solving problems in group interactions. 15. Wind-downs and celebrations. Appendix. Subject index. Author index. Acknowledgements.