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

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A delightful way to build children's self-esteem and self-confidence—from age three to twelve.

The key ingredient in children's development, emotionally, socially, and intellectually, is a strong sense of their own self-worth. The 300 games and activities in this fun book will give them just that. These joyful activities help children learn how to make friends, express feelings, trust others, accept themselves, use their imaginations, and more. The book combines upbeat, positive...

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Overview

A delightful way to build children's self-esteem and self-confidence—from age three to twelve.

The key ingredient in children's development, emotionally, socially, and intellectually, is a strong sense of their own self-worth. The 300 games and activities in this fun book will give them just that. These joyful activities help children learn how to make friends, express feelings, trust others, accept themselves, use their imaginations, and more. The book combines upbeat, positive advice—including tips for better parenting—with step-by-step directions for each activity.

BARBARA SHER, MA, OTR (Whitehorn, California) has 30 years' experience as a teacher and occupational therapist, specializing in pediatrics. Under the sponsorship of the Center for Intercultural Education of Georgetown University, she conducts self-esteem workshops for parents, teachers and children around the world.

A delightful way to build children's self-esteem and self-confidence—from ages three to twelve.

The key to children's development—emotionally, socially, and intellectually—is a strong sense of their own self-worth. The 300 games and activities in this fun book will give them just that. Developed by author Barbara Sher over the course of thirty years as a parent, teacher, and play specialist, these joyful activities require no special preparation or equipment. Families can play a game virtually anywhere, with any number of participants.

Combines upbeat, positive advice—including tips for better parenting— with easy directions for positive play.

  • Helps children learn how to make friends, express feelings, trust others, accept themselves, use their imaginations, and more.

Barbara Sher, OT (Whitehorn, CA), has 30 years' experience as a teacher and occupational therapist, specializing in pediatrics. She conducts self-esteem workshops for parents, teachers and children around the world.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Gisela Jernigan
As expressed in the title, and further explained in the introduction, this useful collection describes games and activities that help kids see and appreciate how unique and special they are. The games are divided into three sections: Being unique!, Getting to know me!, and Sharing who I am!. Each section is further divided into chapters, such as My Feelings and Learning to Trust. Among many new games are some old favorites like Did you Ever See a Lassie? and Group Hug. Includes an index and closing thoughts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471180272
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 178,772
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 7.54 (w) x 9.37 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

BARBARA SHER, an occupational therapist with an extensive background in child development, conducts workshops for parents, teachers, and children around the world. The mother of two children, she is the author of Extraordinary Play with Ordinary Things, Popular Games for Positive Play, and Smart Moves: Inclusive Games for Academic Gains.

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Table of Contents

BEING UNIQUE!

Knowing my Strengths.

Enjoying my Name.

GETTING TO KNOW ME!

My Feelings.

My Reactions.

My Senses.

My Body.

SHARING WHO I AM!

Telling Others.

Being with Friends.

Learning to Trust.

Expressing Affection.

Closing Thoughts.

Index.

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