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Social Skills Games for Children

Social Skills Games for Children

Deborah M. Plummer
Foreword by Professor Jannet Wright
Illustrated by Jane Serrurier

Paperback: £16.99 / $29.95

2008, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp
ISBN: 978-1-84310-617-3, BIC 2: JNSL JKSN YXL

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Praise for the author:

'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

Featuring 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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VIDEO – Mindfulness Play: Reaching students on a deeper level, with Deborah Plummer

2 May 2012

In this series of videos, Deborah Plummer discusses the careful construction of the emotional environment in which the games and activities in her existing books are undertaken, which she calls ‘mindfulness play’, and which is discussed more comprehensively in her forthcoming book, Focusing and Calming Games for Children. A short introduction to mindfulness play Here,...

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