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101 Games for Self-Esteem


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Mosely, Jenny|Sonnet, Helen|Sonnett, Helen

Unlock your students’ full potential with this collection of innovative games designed to promote self-esteem. Students will learn how to relate to one another, and feel more positive about themselves while having fun playing these games. These classroom-tested activities are organized thematically (such as games with music or physical activity) and can be played in pairs or groups in the classroom or outside. 144 pages. Search

101 Games For Social Skills


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Mosley, Jenny|Sonnet, Helen

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! Search

1-2-3 Magic for Kids: Helping Your Children Understand the New Rules


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Phelan, Thomas W.|Lewis, Tracy M.|Phelan, Thomas

By presenting the popular 1-2-3 Magic parenting program from a child’s point of view, this innovative guide provides kids with a thorough understanding of the disciplinary system”from the counting and time-out methods parents will be using to how better behavior benefits the entire family and leaves more time for play. Storytelling portions are coupled with copious illustrations to help describe the basic tenets of 1-2-3 Magic”such as positive reinforcement, charting, and the docking system”while a question-and-answer section outlines common situations, including What if I don’t go to my room? Will I still be counted if I have a friend over? and What kinds of things can we do for one-on-one fun? Crossword puzzles, word searches, and journal suggestions further encourage children to apply what they’ve learned about the methods. Search

Adventures in Peacemaking: A Conflict Resolution Guide for School-Age Programs


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Kreidler, William J.|Furlong, Lisa|Prouty, IlaSahai|Project Adventure, Inc

Adventures in Peacemaking includes hundreds of hands-on, engaging activities designed to meet the unique needs of after-school programs, camps and recreation centers. The activities teach the skills of creative conflict resolution to school-age children through games, cooperative team challenges, drama, crafts, music and even cooking. The guide includes easy-to-implement strategies and tips for providers to both reduce conflict in their programs and to intervene effectively when conflict does occur. Parent Connection Handouts are also available for purchase through Educators for Social Responsibility. Search

All Kinds of Bodies: A Lift-the-Flap Book


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Safran, Sheri|Fields, Sadie|Brownjohn, Emma

Do you like the way you look? Would you rather look like someone else? This delightful lift-the-flap book shows all kinds of faces and bodies to teach that no matter how we look on the outside, under the skin we are all the same and everyone is special. At the end is an informative lift-the-flap skeleton to hang on the wall. Search

Bad Guys Don’t Have Birthdays: Fantasy Play at Four


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Paley, Vivian Gussin

Bad guys are not allowed to have birthdays, pick blueberries, or disturb the baby. So say the four-year-olds who announce life’s risks and dangers as they play out the school year in Vivian Paley’s classroom.Their play is filled with warnings. They invent chaos in order to show that everything is under control. They portray fear to prove that it can be conquered. No theme is too large or too small for their intense scrutiny. Fantasy play is their ever dependable pathway to knowledge and certainty.” It . . . takes a special teacher to value the young child’s communications sufficiently, enter into a meaningful dialogue with the youngster, and thereby stimulate more productivity without overwhelming the child with her own ideas. Vivian Paley is such a teacher.”Maria W. Piers, in the American Journal of Education”[Mrs. Paley’s books] should be required reading wherever children are growing. Mrs. Paley does not presume to understand preschool children, or to theorize. Her strength lies equally in knowing that she does not know and in trying to learn. When she cannot help children because she can neither anticipate nor follow their thinkingshe strives not to hinder them. She avoids the arrogance of adult to small child; of teacher to student; or writer to reader.”Penelope Leach, author of Your Baby & Child in the New York Times Book Review”[Paley’s] stories and interpretation argue for a new type of early childhood education . . . a form of teaching that builds upon the considerable knowledge children already have and grapple with daily in fantasy play.”Alex Raskin, Los Angeles Times Book Review”Through the ‘intuitive language’ of fantasy play, Paley believes, children express their deepest concerns. They act out different roles and invent imaginative scenarios to better understand the real world. Fantasy play helps them cope with uncomfortable feelings. . . . In fantasy, any device may be used to draw safe boundaries.”Ruth J. Moss, Psychology Today Search

Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief: A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Building Positive Self-Esteem for Young People


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Collins-Donnelly, Kate

Part of the Reading Well scheme. 35 books selected by young people and health professionals to provide 13 to 18 year olds with high-quality support, information and advice about common mental health issues and related conditions.Build confidence and self-esteem with this fun and effective workbook for young people.Look out – the Self-Esteem Thief is on the prowl! He’s the crafty character who keeps stealing your positive self-esteem from your Self-Esteem Vault, leaving only negative thoughts and feelings about you behind. But the good news is you can banish him for good and this workbook will show you how!Packed with activities and real-life stories, this imaginative workbook will show you what self-esteem is, how it develops, the impact it can have and how all this applies to your own self-esteem. Using cognitive behavioural and mindfulness principles and techniques, this workbook will help you change how you think and act in order to build positive self-esteem, protect your Self-Esteem Vault and banish your Self-Esteem Thief for good!Fun, easy to read and full of tips and strategies, this is an excellent workbook for young people aged 10+ to work through on their own or with the help of a parent or practitioner. Search

Beginnings And Endings With Lifetimes In Between


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Mellonie, Bryan|MELLONIE, ROBERT INGPEN BRYAN|Ingpen, Robert R.

A tender and gentle book explaining that everything must die sometime. Search

Behaviour Management With Young Children


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Rogers, Bill A.|Rogers, William A.|McPherson, Elizabeth|Rogers, Bill

This will be an essential book for all Early Years students, infant teachers, support staff and school leaders.It explores behaviour management in the crucial early years of schooling in an accessible and practical way. The authors emphasise the establishment phase of a teacher’s relationship with a new class. The essential skills are explored in detail through a wide range of case studies. The authors cover all the major topics, such as: challenging student behaviour; positive discipline practice; behaviour recovery practice; helping students with special behaviour needs; how colleague support can help our day-to-day teaching; and, how to set up and maintain a whole-class behaviour agreement. Search

Behavioural and Emotional Difficulties


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Mortimer, Hannah

The series covers all areas of special educational needs .Practical support for identifying and supporting needs .Carefully linked to requirements of new Code of Practice for Special Educational Needs .Practical activity ideas based on the Early Learning Goals .Ideas on working with parents .Time-saving photocopiable sheets .Information on useful resources Search

Best Cat in the World, The


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Newman, Lesléa|Himler, Ronald

Even the best cat in the world doesn’t live forever, and Victor is very sad when his beloved cat, Charlie, dies. His mother suggests getting a new cat, but Victor isn’t so sure. Finally, when the vet tells Victor she has another cat that really needs a home, Victor agrees to give the new cat a chance. But the new cat, Shelley, isn’t like Charlie. She doesn’t look like Charlie, or act like Charlie, or like to do the things Charlie used to do. With all these differences, is there any chance that Victor can learn to accept and love Shelley? Leslea Newman’s gentle story honors the full range of a child’s feelings after losing a favorite pet, while Ron Himler’s soft pencil and watercolor illustrations capture Victor’s poignant emotions as well as the playful antics of his new kitten. Search

Beyond The Limit: Children who live with parental acholhol abuse


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Beyond The Limit: Children who live with parental acholhol abuse Search

Bullies, Cyberbullies and Frenemies. by Michele Elliot


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Elliot, Michele|Elliott, Michelle

Are there practical things you can do to stop being bullied – at home, at school and online? What are frenemies and how can you deal with them? How can you learn to make friends and respect yourself? This guide will tell you what bullying is, where it happens, and what you can do about it. Search