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By Vicky Barber

Video game taking part in is a powerful manner of attractive youngsters and has lengthy been stated as a massive technique of mental treatment. This ebook deals an abundance of enjoyable video games that aid youngsters to confront own difficulties and concerns in a light-hearted but significant manner. those are video games with a distinction, as they have to be developed earlier than they are often performed. The production element consists of collaboration and cooperation inside a crew, and instils an empowering experience of possession within the creators. by the point the sport is able to be performed, young ones are convinced, completely engaged and able to discover concerns in a supportive surroundings. every one video game has been attempted and confirmed through the writer, and is confirmed to actually paintings. This publication is a vital device for therapists, counsellors, social employees, adolescence staff and lecturers assisting young children and teenagers.

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Lovable Lucy, Likeable Leon). g. Lovable Lucy – here she can hug herself and say her name). Colour Appreciation 34 Objective: To enable mixing and mingling. ). Warm-Up Games Quick Colour Responses Objective: To reflect on similarity and differences. g. ‘red’ – blood, cherry, bus). They then get group members to call out the colours. g. ). Feeling Is the Object Objective: To develop powers of feelings. Playing the game: Several objects are placed in a bag. The bag is passed round and each person picks an object randomly.

The first one to collect a whole family is the winner. Variations: A family group could be animals, trees, etc. Improving Self-Esteem and Confidence Why Am I Feeling This Way? Objective: To help children understand strong feelings and manage them by getting in touch with their emotions and working towards solutions. Age range: 10+ Group size: 2 to 5 Materials: A4 (Letter) paper, coloured marker pens, scissors and shoe box, Emotion Sheets Creating time: Up to 40 minutes Playing time: Up to 20 minutes Creating the game: Explain the aims and rules of the game.

G. a splash of yellow representing a happy, sunny person). Playing the game: 48 One person is invited from each group, in turn, to show their drawing and talk about the characteristic. Then the other group has to name the person. If they succeed, their group gains a point; if they don’t, the drawing group gets the point. Scoring could be kept by the facilitator. The group with the most correct guesses wins. The group are encouraged to reflect on the game and make suggestions for other games. Improving Self-Esteem and Confidence Guess What It Is Objective: To encourage and expand self-awareness, thereby building up confidence and independent thinking.

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