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Therapy Games
: Creative Ways to Turn Popular Games Into Activities That Build

by Alanna Jones (2013, Rec Room Publishing, 24.00)

In this book you will find 102 new and exciting ways to turn ordinary games into Therapy Games. Each game used in the book comes with five or more ways to make simple changes that create a new and unique therapeutic experience. In addition to the 102 game options, there is also a section on how playing the game itself without any changes can have therapeutic value. Each game also comes with Discussion Prompts to add to the therapeutic experience of the game. [6” x 9”...272 pages]

The 175 Best Camp Games
: A Handbook for Leaders

by Kathleen, Laura & Mary Fraser (2009, Boston Mills Press, 19.95)

Three former campers, leaders and now full-fledged teachers have compiled A treasure-trove of games and activities suitable for children in early-elementary through upper-middle school grades. These games are appropriate for a number of situations, from schoolyard play to gyms, backyards and community centers. You'll find the instructions clear, and easy-to-follow. The book is augmented by humorous cartoon illustrations and completed with extra hints and tips for leaders in sidebar-style notations. Tips range from "modifying for abilities" to "peaking games," in which suggestions are given for ending on a high note before kids get bored or frustrated. A great resource. Grades K-9. [8.5” x 11”...160 pages]

Great Group Games for Kids
: 150 Meaningful Activities for Any Setting

by Susan Ragsdale & Ann Saylor (2010, Search Institute, 16.95)

Building on the popularity of the bestselling Great Group Games, this new collection for the younger set shows teachers and group leaders how to make even the silliest activity meaningful. Complete with details on timing, supplies, set up, and suggested group size, this is the perfect grab-and-go resource for anyone working with elementary school age children. Far from frivolous, each “play with purpose” game concludes with discussion questions to build positive identity, friendship skills, and a host of other character traits kids need to succeed. Grades K-6. [6” x 9”...225 pages]

Great Group Games
: 175 Boredom-Busting, Zero-Prep Team Builders for All Ages

by Susan Ragsdale & Ann Saylor (2007, Search Institute Press, 16.95)

Offering icebreakers, "straight-up" games, and reflection activities, this book provides instructions for staging meaningful, fun interactions that encourage participants to think. Games are organized in sections identifying various stages of group-building, ranging from establishing foundational relationships and building upon them to transitions and celebrations. Details on timing and supplies are also featured for each activity. Grades 6-adult. [6” x 9”...225 pages]

Team-Building Activities for Every Group

by Alanna Jones (1999, Rec Room Publishing, 16.00)

If you work with groups and like to use fun and energetic games…you will love the 107 interactive games and activities here. Each experiential game is easy-to-lead, unique, and requires minimal resources. There are 65 team challenges and 42 activities that help any team get to know one another and open up. You will find something here for every group you organize. [6” x 9”...191 pages]

More Team-Building Activities for Every Group

by Alanna Jones (2002, Rec Room Publishers, 16.00)

As a sequel to the popular book Team-Building Activities for Every Group (16.00) this book contains 107 more games and activities that promote team-building in an interactive and fun way. The games are new, different, experiential, exciting, easy to lead and require minimal resources. [6” x 9”...192 pages]

Cooperative Games and Sports
: Joyful Activities for Everyone

by Terry Orlick (2006, Human Kinetics, 24.95)

This versatile collection explains how to teach over 150 field-tested games that emphasize having fun and helping each other meet challenges, rather than competing. Grades PreK-6. [6.5” x 9”...163 pages]

Everyone Wins!
: Cooperative Games and Activities

by Josette & Ba Luvmour (2007, New Society Publishers, 11.95)

An easy-to-use, quick reference guide for teachers, counselors, and group leaders. Each game and activity, carefully tested and evaluated, is developmentally graded and indexed according to appropriate age level, activity level, group size and location. Marerials and props are always simple and inexpensive. Grades K-12. [5.5” x 8.5”...114 pages]

101 Life Skills Games for Children
: Learning, Growing, Getting Along

by Bernie Badegruber (2005, Hunter House, 14.95)

How do you teach tolerance, self-awareness, and responsibility? Or help children deal with  fear, mistrust, or aggression? Play a game with them! These games feature improvisation, role-play, competition, and cooperation. Each has clear objectives, suggestions for variations, and questions for reflection. Grades 1-6. [6” x 9”...176 pages]

101 More Life Skills Games for Children
: Learning, Growing, Getting Along

by Bernie Badegruber (2006, Hunter House, 14.95)

Games that tackle issues such as learning patience, self-confidence, love, and respect; having good boundaries; and being fair. An explanation of the difference between play therapy and game pedogogyo—using games with children—sets up the actual games, which are illustrated with lively drawings. Grades 3-9. [6” x 9”...162 pages]

Self-Esteem Games
: 300 Fun Activities That Make Children Feel Good About Themselves

by Barbara Sher (1998, Wiley, 16.95)

Developed by the author over the course of 30 years as a parent, teacher, and play-therapy specialist, this collection of 300 self-esteem-building ideas requires no special preparation or equipment. Although the book was aimed at parents, the activities can be easily used or adapted for school use by counselors and teachers. Grades K-5. [7.5” x 9”...194 pages]

Spirit Games
: 300 More Fun Activities That Bring Children Comfort & Joy

by Barbara Sher (2002, Wiley, 14.95)

Spirit games make children feel brighter and more confident. By tapping into children’ s natural delight, spirit games restore the sparkle to their eyes. By sharing these upbeat activities you can encourage a child’ s self-esteem and provide a lasting foundation for happiness. [7.5" x 9"...160 pages]

Smart Play
: 101 Fun, Easy Games that Enhance Intelligence

by Barbara Sher (2004, Wiley, 15.95)

From the celebrated author of Self-Esteem Games and Spirit Games comes this joyful, practical resource book of original games that will improve the learning, motor, and social skills of children of all ages. Featuring step-by-step directions for fun activities that encourage movement and thinking, this indispensable guide shows parents, teachers, and caregivers how to use children's love of action, creativity, rhythm, and fantasy to help them use their bodies to master essential mental skills and concepts. [7.5" x 9"...192 pages]

Best New Games

by Dale LeFevre (2002, Human Kinetics, 17.95)

These cooperative, interactive games are for groups of all ages and abilities—and they're meant to be played just for fun. You'll find an easy-to-use game finder that helps you quickly select the ideal game for your particular situation, plus tips to give you confidence and increase your effectiveness in leading the games. The author has been presenting new games for more than 25 years. [6” x 9”...215 pages]

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