I am an Occupational Therapist and this book is helping me no end with reshaping the social skills groups I run. I work with the forensic population, quite debilitated and need fun in their lives, also useful for rehab clients. This book is jam packed with good ideas that can easily be adapted I would think for any age or abilitity.
This is a GREAT book for Sp.Ed.Teachers,Teachers, Counselors,Church group leaders and families. Children, teens and adults can all learn more about themselves while having a good time. This book works on Self-Esteem, Coping Skills, Communication, Anger Management, Self-Discovery and Teamwork. Each game is prepared with Objectives, Audience, Group size, Materials, Description, Discussion prompts and Variations for 104 EXCITING GAMES. Most of these games can be played with ordinary household or classroom materials. Alanna Jones has also wtitten another HELPFUL and FUN BOOK called The Wrecking Yard.
This book has some really good activities that I used with particularly disruptive children who were at risk from being excluded at lunch-times. As usual with these types of books, some activities are more useful than others, but then children change too!! This was a good buy if you are interested in behavaiour management at school, and can afford to work with smaller groups for those who require it.
Excellent resource for ideas and description of activity. If you work with children or groups there's lots of idea for thoughtful and interactive games that enhance communication, confidence and shared experience.
I have already used the resources within this book so much. I run courses dealing with the topics covered in this book and it has proven invaluable. The activities have proven fun, engaging and very popular with teenagers in particular. I would recommend these activities to anyone working with young people facing issues such as low self esteem, anger issues or poor social skills.