This is a collection of 40 activities to change children's perception of how they see things.
Topics covered include:
• Self-identity and self-esteem
• Expression of feelings and opinions
• Working together.
Divided into activities for infants and juniors, they are designed to use different strengths within the children, including verbal, non-verbal, trust, imagination and physical.
Using these activities in a group setting will create an environment where children feel listened to, accepted and valued, and in which they can grow emotionally. Guidance is given on how to use the activities in a pick-and-mix approach, with a gradual build up from simple listening and turn-taking exercises to empathy, problem-solving and dealing with emotions.
Contains 40 varied group activities, some original and some better known, each with clear guidelines, photocopiable worksheets and anecdotal evaluations.
“Easy-to-read and user-friendly … this is a very useful and thoughtfully presented resource that will be beneficial to new group workers and a welcome prompt to more experienced ones.” Helga Gore, CAMHS, NAPOT