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2nd Edition

Creative Play with Children at Risk

ISBN 9781909301818
Published August 4, 2017 by Routledge
166 Pages

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Book Description

This second edition is fully updated with the latest good practice in play. Based on an understanding of 'Neuro-Dramatic-Play', the book shows that play is an essential part of children's healthy development and many children 'at risk' are those who are unable to play. It includes work with children with learning difficulties as well as those with developmental delay.

The book includes current thinking on neuroscience and illustrates the importance of mindfulness in our work with children.

Topics include:

  • creating the safe space
  • understanding and working with fear
  • understanding and working with anger and rage
  • new stories and worksheets
  • cross cultural understanding of play
  • dressing-up and enactment
  • masks and puppets

The book is written for teachers, parents and therapists, and all those who seek to enhance the lives of children.


Table of Contents

Contents  Author’s acknowledgements   Introduction   Chapter 1 Practical play and drama   Chapter 2 Play and attachment  Chapter 3 Sand play: sensory play and messy play   Chapter 4 Movement, dance and games   Chapter 5 Projective play and calming methods   Chapter 6 Dramatic play, roles and drama   Chapter 7 Learning to fly and keeping safe   Chapter 8 Masks and puppets   Appendix 1 Assessment   Appendix 2 Play outdoors   Appendix 3 Messy play recipes  References and further reading

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