This invaluable book for parents and teachers is packed with creative and dynamic games that will help children to develop positive relationships. Part 1: Games that teach looking, listening, speaking, thinking and concentration skills. Part 2: Consolidating the 5 skills area and opportunities for children to apply them in different social contexts. * Collection of inventive games that will enable you to have a positive influence on a child’s complex social journey through life. * All activities have been tried, tested and thoroughly enjoyed!
303 Preschooler-Approved Exercises and Active Games is written specifically for children ages 2-5 years old. In the Building Blocks of Fitness section, each fitness and sport skill is taught in different stages. This allows teachers, counselors, or parents to teach their preschooler a skill that sets the foundation of a more difficult skill; the next level adds a new and more complex element. By doing this, the preschool child will be safe and will feel confident about themselves.Children will learn: Sportsmanship Socialization skills Self-control How to focus and follow rules How to shareReasoning and thinking skillsThe preschool years are filled with milestones and major physical changes; young children will develop physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. During this time, lifestyle behaviors begin to emerge that can define a pattern of behaviors all the way through adulthood. It is vital to a childs health to instill healthy lifestyle habits, behaviors, and disciplines during these young years. Through creative physical activities and easy-to-follow guidelines, this book will teach families how to navigate their dynamic and hectic lifestyles into a healthy and active lifestyle. Being physically active is an invaluable gift for a child, a gift that keeps on giving even into adulthood.What motivates a five year old will be different than what motivates a twelve year old. Is not a one size fits all when it comes to fitness. Children have specific physiologic differences that make them unique; they grow, mature and develop skills at different ages, so what may be skill appropriate for one child could be harmful for another child, fitness programs, exercises and activities must be designed specific to each developmental stage. Think of fitness in terms of building a pyramid. In order to have a strong foundation, preschoolers must learn the basic building blocks of fitness. Each year, as kids grow older, they are building on the foundations that were created in the previous years and moving on to more complex movements and skills. Moving from hitting a stationary ball to one that is thrown, bouncing a ball with two hands to bouncing it with one, and progressing from a bike with training wheels to one without, are all milestones that are accomplished during childhood. Kids will play longer and harder than those at the earlier stage of development. They can actually follow multi-task directions (e.g., run to the cone, jump up and down three times, then run back to me) and enjoy playing in a group more.For quick access and easy to follow directions, the activities are organized into six sections of different games and exercises that can easily fit into a child’s allotted playtime. Throughout these sections, children can become more aware of their bodily functions, develop sportsmanship and team-working skills, increase energy expenditure, help strengthen muscles and bones, and improve cardiovascular endurance. Preschoolers can decrease the risk of serious illnesses later in life while increasing their creative development. Play and exercise helps children to grow and learn about how the world works. 303 Preschooler-Approved Exercises and Active Games is a physically active way to bring fun and laughter into a child’s life.
The ‘Out of School’ series is designed to provide adults involved in extended schools and wrap around care with simple, cost effective solutions to keep children interested, involved and learning. The series aims to offer resources that have a focuson enjoyment, and give priority to learning but without being just more school.
A practical and informative text full of recreational activities for people with profound disabilities. There is growing awareness of the important contribution leisure activities can make to the quality of life for disabled people and the role of leisure in integrating people into the community. This book covers a wide range of play and leisure activities for people who have severe or profound disabilities. It also covers issues which are of current and continuing concern, for example, whether adults play, the age-appropriateness of activities, integration and the use of community facilities. This book has practical step-by-step instructions and useful illustrations on how to make many of the ideas. Also included, together with further reading, are lists of useful addresses of organisations, manufacturers and suppliers.
This new book offers an accessible guide to movement games with children ages three upwards. These games are all tried and tested with children and are the basis for the author’s extensive teacher training work. The book also explores children’s personal development and how this is expressed in movement, play, and games. Each game contains a description of why this game is helpful and needed at a particular age. In this way it offers a fascinating insight into the threshold experiences of childhood.Each game is clearly and simply described, with diagrams or drawings. There are separate chapters with games for different age groups that deal with child development questions. There are games for mixed ages, playground games, and water games to help with swimming.This book will be a must for every teacher, both as a standby and as an essential classroom resource. It also offers an enjoyable way to enhance teamwork, coordination, spatial awareness, and insight into child development, and games that are both fun and therapeutic.
The innovative Leapfrogs” series helps the non-specialist infant teacher implement the physical education curriculum. Each title contains information on necessary subject knowledge, teaching strategies, progression and achievement, and assessment. Detailed monthly lesson plans and accompanying notes guide and advise teachers on lesson content, and on the process of planning, performing and evaluating, in line with national curriculum requirements. Games for Infants features stimulating ideas to help the teacher engage children in vigorous, enjoyable, varied and progressive physical activity, practising and developing ways of sending, receiving and travelling with a ball and other similar games equipment. It also stimulates running, chasing, avoiding, dodging and awareness of space.”
“Gamester’s Handbook 2” is a collection of 89 tried-and-tested games for developing self-awareness, confidence, decision-making skills, trust, assertiveness, and just for fun. These games can help social inadequacy by developing co-operation within groups. Each activity promotes effective communication, particularly important with shy people who need additional encouragement. The ‘role playing’ aspects of many games provide the security which enables group members to develop their ideas and express themselves.
The games in this book offer a valuable source of activities, exercises and strategies for parents, group leaders, people planning parties, travellers, or anyone wishing to enliven any occasion they choose. These games are accessible to all, as they can be used with different levels of skill. The ability of many of our games to help people relax socially on both a one-to-one basis and with a group, encourages the use of games by teachers and group leaders. Accompanying notes are provided, outlining the value of the game in different developmental directions.
If you are a teacher, counselor, peer helper, or group leader, these books — designed for groups of all sizes and ages — are for you. Instill motivation for your group through understanding, trust, and excitement! Create interest in your classroom through involvement, motivation, and interaction! Enhance orientation sessions and increase effectiveness in “getting to know you” activities with the myriad of energizers and icebreakers presented in these books.
Based on the successful Youth Games Book by the same authors, this work features over 200 games to encourage interaction between adults and young people. Intended for youth and social workers, teachers, parents and games enthusiasts, these games should help young people to: develop literacy and numeracy skills; increase creativity and imagination; improve communication skills; cope with tension and stressful situations; ease the process of meeting new people; build trust, sensitivity and understanding; develop self-awareness and social skills; and build confidence.
With 60 parachute games and 120 accompanying photos, this book is a fresh source of ideas for elementary and middle school physical educators, recreation specialists, and classroom teachers. Readers will find information on how to adapt the games for any level of fitness or ability; how to successfully lead play sessions; and how to purchase, repair, clean, and store their parachute.
The ultimate guide to woodland fun with kids! Forest School is founded on a philosophy of nature-based play and learning that encourages children to develop confidence and self-esteem. This book will get your kids outside, making and building in the real world (instead of on a computer screen!). Whether your local woodland is a forest or a strip of trees along the edge of an urban park, these activities provide fantastic opportunities for family time and will encourage your children to fall in love with outdoor play. This is the first book to share Forest School games, crafts and skill-building activities with families and friends, its magical illustrations and simple instructions drawing children easily into a world of wonder. Be a fox tracking its prey, a moth evading a bat, a rabbit fleeing a forest fire! Make a working bow and arrow, spectacular headdresses, beautiful woodland jewellery, magic wands“ all with materials gathered from the forest floor.Learn wilderness survival skills: build a shelter, make fire, forage and cook wild food.
Scholastic Teacher Bookshop provides a wonderful range of titles reflecting current issues in education as well as the most popular primary curriculum areas. Teachers can browse through ‘The Bookshop’ and choose those titles that meet their particular needs and/or take their fancy! The varied format of titles in this series enables subjects to be covered in a way that is most appropriate to the content. “Primary Playground Games” provides a wealth of ideas for promoting positive play at playtime. The selection of games included, can all be taught easily and quickly by teachers or playtime supervisors. There are games for every age group across the primary age range and suitable for every type of playground as well as indoor games for wet playtimes. The games themselves require little or no special equipment – just the occasional piece of chalk or an old blanket. All they require is imagination and a few friends. All the games in this book have been vigorously tested by the author in schools and over the years she has played hundreds of games with thousands of children. She has worked with teachers and lunchtime supervisors, listening to their ideas as well as hearing their frustrations. She has researched into old games and fashioned new ones to suit today’s children. As well as ideas for games the book also includes sections on working with special needs, ideas for transforming your playground and practical solutions to common playground problems.
What Will We Play Today? contains 100 games for children aged 0-5 years based on drama, movement and music. It is sure to become a popular resource for anyone working with young children. The book contains games to encourage children’s physical, creative and language development. The traditional games from around the world will help to develop children’s understanding of the world. There are movement and action games, listening and singing games and passing and falling games. Most of the games do not require special resources. Where resources are needed, they are easily obtainable, such as balls, hoops and dressing-up clothes. Many of the games can be readily adapted to provide additional elements or increased challenges as children grow and develop. The games have a strong emphasis on the process of playing rather than on winning.