- 81 group games and activities for building social skills
by Deborah M Plummer
Social Skills Games for Children is an activity guide for teachers, counselors, and other professionals working with children ages 5-12 who are struggling to develop or demonstrate social skills.
Introductory chapters address social skills as they relate to development, the theory behind the use of non-competitive games to build social skills, strategies for structuring the emotional environment, transfer and maintenance of skills, and self-reflection and self-care for the adult leader.
The final two-thirds of the book comprises 81 group games which fall under the main headings of: non-competitive ways to chose group leaders, ice-breaking skills, self-awareness and self-control, effective listening and observation, communication skills, feelings and empathy, cooperation and negotiation, problem solving in groups, and wind-downs and celebrations. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)