Encourages children to develop their imaginations, social skills, self-expression, and coordination with a collection of 101 dance games that emphasize creativity, no-blame activities, working with a group, and more.
Designed to create dynamic and supportive play environments, these improvisational, noncompetitive games encourage participants to gain as much as they contribute. By expressing themselves physically and emotionally and by exploring a range of possibilities, players gain self-confidence and a greater awareness of the feelings and experiences of others. Illustrations.
Filled with dance games that the whole classroom or family can play and learn from, this book collects noncompetitive activities that reward children for their involvement, encourage them to use their imagination, and show them how to express their feelings without using words. Illustrations.
When the circus isn't in town, children can still enjoy it at a birthday party, summer camp, drama class, or elementary school thanks to this colorful collection of circus-based games and activities. Ideal for children ages four through 12, the book draws on popular circus elements such as acrobatics, clowns, animal numbers, and balancing acts. The games are presented in a clear, simple way, range from ten to 45 minutes in length, and vary in complexity. Each section includes a "circus program" children can use if they want to plan an actual performance. Readily available props are used for some of the games, and costumes are encouraged for all! Noncompetitive and playable without special skills training, the activities in 101 Circus Games for Children provide delightful entertainment for participants and spectators alike.
Drama games are not staged plays but a dynamic form in which children explore their minds and the world around them. They can use their play-acting in sensory games, pantomimes, story games with puppets, in creating masks and costumes, and much more. Drama games allow children to get more in touch with themselves and what they want to be, and are a delightful way to discover the freedom, creativity, and expression of acting- and living. The SmartFunActivity series encourage imagination, social interaction, and self-expression in children. To make the books easy to use, games are marked according to appropriate age levels, length of play time, and group size, using helpful icons. Most games are non-competitive and none require special skills or training. The series is widely used in homes, schools, daycare centers, clubs, and summer camp.
Language games allow children to stretch their communication abilities, enhancing vocabulary, conversation, and storytelling skills. A suggested age range accompanies each game in this book; some games may be adapted to different age groups. Language games for beginners focus on making children aware of the ways letters look, the presence of letters in their surroundings (on signs, for instance), and the different letter systems in different cultures. More advanced games include creating poems and haiku, making up stories, and joke-telling. 39 black-and-white illustrations are included in this wonderful resource for teachers, therapists, and social workers.
Todos gostamos de fugir à realidade de tempos a tempos e fingir que somos outra pessoa. Neste jogo encontrará ideias divertidas que incentivam crianças e adultos a explorarem o seu lado mais teatral, para se descobrirem a si próprios, o que querem ser e o que são capazes de fazer. Estes jogos assentam na improvisação e destinam-se a encorajar o envolvimento e cooperação em grupo. Tudo o que é necessário é vontade de se divertir e experimentar a alegria de interagir com os outros. Um jogo dramático não é uma peça de teatro. É uma forma dinâmica de entretenimento em que se confere expressão dramática aquilo que se imagina. São jogos divertidos e relaxantes que encorajam a criatividade e a expressão. Estes jogos não-competitivos incluem jogos de apresentação, jogos de sensações, jogos de pantomima, jogos narrativos, jogos de sons, jogos com máscaras, jogos com disfarces e muitos outros. Cada um tem indicações precisas das idades aconselhadas, do tempo médio de duração de jogo e sugestões.