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 Fun Games and Physical Activities to Help Heal Children Who Hurt

Fun Games and Physical Activities to Help Heal Children Who Hurt

Get On Your Feet!

Beth Powell

Quick Overview

Learn how physical activities and therapeutic play can help reshape the brains and bodies of children traumatized by abuse and neglect. Focusing on interactive games that promote positive attachment, the book explores how rhythm and movement are vital to healthy child development, with examples and fun and easy-to-play games.
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Paperback / softback
2018, 9.02in x 5.98in / 229mm x 152mm, 176pp
ISBN: 9781785927737
$33.95

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Description

Develop children's brains and bonds with this collection of no-tech, physical games, strategies and activities Ideal for children who have experienced neglect, abuse and trauma, these "real-world" experiences draw on therapeutic, trauma-focused-care play principles and promote positive attachment between child and caregivers.

Explanations for how and why specific play themes and caregiver attitudes can help children's brain development enhance the text. The book also shows how children learn to problem-solve real life situations by playing them out, finding workable solutions to their own problems, and increasing their resiliency. Further benefits include better cause-effect thinking, impulse control, and increased cognitive and emotional functioning by practicing physical movements that exercise specific areas of the brain.

Reviews

'This book gives fun ways to engage children in physical as well as mental activities during difficult times of pain or hurt. The physical activities especially strengthen muscle memory, providing a vast opportunity for children who will benefit from this well-written and timely book!'
- Dawn D'Amico LCSW, PhD, author of 101 Mindful Arts-Based Activities to Get Children and Adolescents Talking

'This is a fresh approach and much-needed resource for today's parents. An essential book for those who wish to instill "non-tech" problem-solving skills for real world problems that children face in the 21st century. Powell's personal stories and powerful insight combine to make this an easy read. The book is filled with helpful strategies and the questions at the end of each chapter are a great learning tool and resource. Truly, this is a book that is ideal for those working with children suffering from trauma.'
- Dr. John DeGarmo, leading expert in foster care and parenting, founder of The Foster Care Institute

'What I find most interesting about Beth Powell's work is the connections she makes between the physical, the neurological, and the emotional. She reminds us that physical play and creative play are vital for healthy human growth and must retain significance in this world of electronic and passive stimulants.'
- Dr. Brandy Harvey, Dean of Instruction, Lone Star College, Montgomery

Authors

By (author): Beth Powell