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Creative Coping Skills for Children: Emotional Support Through Arts and Crafts Activities
These activities, craft projects, and make-it-yourself books will help children ages 3-12 find the coping skills that fit them best. There is something for every child, whether they need quiet and soothing activities to calm down, or whether they require more physical activity or intense sensory input to relax. Each activity lists inexpensive materials required (especially wooden clothespins for making charming figures) and includes clear directions. Projects include dream catchers, mandalas, and comics, as well as simple ideas for instant soothing. Specific projects target anxious children, such as worry dolls, and grieving children, such as memory shrines and prayer flags. Activities are illustrated with b&w photos and include illustrated reproducibles. The book will be used by parents, teachers, counselors, play therapists, and social workers. Thomas is a school-based therapist. There is no subject index. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc.
Paperback, 190 pages, ISBN: 9781843109211