The games in this book help teachers, parents, and others who work with children maintain or restore order, refocus children’s attention, and break up the classroom routine. Most of the games are quite short and can be used between academic activities as a treat or quick break. Many are noncompetitive, most don’t require props, and none require special skills or training. All can be played with the whole class; there are partner games, small group games, and outdoor games. Clear, complete instructions are included for each activity, and icons denote appropriate age levels, time, and group size. Author Allison Bartl has tested all of the games herself and recommends that the teacher or parent fully participate in each game, both to relax and to provide a model of good social behavior. Tips and thoughtful quotations from Goethe, Rudolf Steiner, Seneca, Lao Tse, Mother Theresa, and others are also included.
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101 Relaxation Games for Children: Peace and Quiet In Between based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Early Reviewer's Review:I admit to being briefly disappointed with this book's focus on classroom activity and multiple children, as I was hoping for more games to relax and play with my only daughter. Being a classroom activity book is it's primary purpose though, and on further reading I found quite a few games that can be played alone with a single child; "African Back Drums" and "Feelers" come to mind. She'll have brothers and sisters eventually anyway, I suppose :)101 RELAXATION GAMES is a good compilation of simple games to play inside with minimal equipment. Some of the games don't make a lot of sense to me, and some have been around for ages, but the book succeeds in its purpose of being a a rainy-day activity resource, if you need some help in entertaining and relaxing your kiddies on a budget. Three stars for a useful book, and another half-star for the interesting quotations scattered throughout.