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Social Skills Games for Children

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Praise for the author:

'Deborah Plummer uses imagination and empowerment to move children and adults from discouragement to success.'

- The Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review

'Deborah Plummer shows a fundamental respect for a child's integrity whilst making sure her language and ideas are accessible to a wide range of people.'

- Afasic News

Featuring a wealth of familiar and easy-to-learn games, this practical handbook is designed to foster successful social strategies for children aged 5-12, and will help adults to understand and reflect constructively on children's social skills.

The book covers the theory behind the games in accessible language, and includes a broad range of enjoyable activities: active and passive, verbal and non-verbal, and for different sized groups. Deborah Plummer addresses issues that might arise when supporting children with a range of communication differences, including children with learning differences, and offers a variety of cognitive and behavioural strategies to help children to reinforce the skills explored in the games.

This is an ideal resource for teachers, parents, carers and all those working to improve the social skills of children.
  • Published: Aug 15 2008
  • Pages: 176
  • 244 x 173mm
  • ISBN: 9781843106173
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Press Reviews

  • The Teacher

    This outstanding resource enhances and promotes a variety of social skills through the use of interactive games. Designed for use with young children, it can also be used with older students with special needs. Some 80 + games are included. Some are non-competitive, others are more demanding. Icebreakers and warm-up exercises are offered as a starting point.
  • NAPLIC Newsletter

    The book is easy to read, clearly presented and the inclusion of the theory behind the games and suggestions of how to put this into practice interesting and invaluable. It is designed as a resource for teachers, parents, carers and those working to improve the social sckills of children and would be an ideal resource for anyone looking for ways to support children in developing their social skills through games.
  • Naomi Burgess, EP

    Debate - British Psychological Society
    Social Skills Games for Children is Deborah Plummer's third book... It is an excellent resource full of inclusive games for smaller and larger groups... Each game also includes suggestions for adaptations... This is a really useful handbook and resource which can be used across a variety of play situations and contexts. It is equally useful for play workers, those running nurture groups, and mid-day and other supervisory staff in schools... Where psychologists might be consulting on inclusion or social behaviour change this book also provides and excellent resource.