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This book provides a range of approaches and ideas to aid the process of supporting the maintenance and development of self-esteem in children. Deborah Plummer draws her inspiration from the "imagework" of Dina Glouberman of the Skyros Institute in Greece. The book focuses on the areas of self-knowledge, the self and others, self-acceptance, self-reliance, self-expression, self-confidence, self-awareness, and provides a progression of suggested activities with supporting A4 photocopiable activity sheets that are well-crafted to help those who work with young children to help them develop. The book will be of genuine interest and use for special Educational Needs coordinators and class teachers alike. -- Education 3-13 The author of this user-friendly book is a speech and language therapist who has extensive clinical experience in working with groups of children and adults...Deborah Plummer's book is a welcome addition to other approaches to group work for social skills and self-esteem, such as circle time. It is a rich resource in its own right, or to "pick and mix", incorporating activities into other ways of working, according to the needs of the children and one's own personal and professional preferences. -- YoungMinds This practical guide has a fund of ideas describing how teachers can harness powerful young imaginations and help build self esteem. The step by step plan approach explains the theory behind the lesson sequences. Readers requiring in depth understanding are referred to in other texts. Detailed lessons and photocopiable worksheets are provided. Each lesson aims to exercise the pupils' imagination progressively, developing greater self knowledge and creative empathy. -- The Teacher The activities are nicely sequenced and progress in small, logical steps.' '...the activities provide popular and provoked interesting thoughts and ideas. -- Speech and Language Therapy in Practice This publication is a useful and easily accessible handbook for those who recognise the importance of developing self-esteem in children. It offers a positive approach to a difficult problem - that of building a positive self-image- after years if 'negative image patterning'. The author writes from her experience as a speech and language therapist, a member of the Imagework Association and as a counsellor. She has combined the knowledge and practical expertise from these three specialist fields to produce an extremely useful resource.' 'Deborah Plummer shows a fundamental respect for a child's integrity whilst making sure her language and ideas accessible to a wide range of people. This publication should find its way into resource libraries in schools and speech and language therapy departments as well as being generally available to parents and carers' - Afasic News 'The book if practical and positive. It draws on principle from Kelly's personal construct theory, and several activities echo brief solution-focused therapy. The activities involve small steps to facilitate change: they focus on achievement, while acknowledging that failure is a part of the learning process, and they emphasise experimentation. This book is thoughtfully produced and is evidently grounded in practical experience. It will be useful for professionals working to develop children's self -esteem and confident. -- Bulletin This activity-based workbook is designed to assist children in moving from head information on self-esteem to heart experiences that have the potential to impact deeply on their sense of themselves. A speech Language therapist by training, Deborah Plummer uses imagination and empowerment to move children and adults from discouragement to success. -- The Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review Helping Children to Build Self Esteem is an activities programme designed to help children to use their imagination to raise their self esteem, problem solve more effectively and to make friends. Plummer feels that good self- esteem is essential for children to learn, and should be a central goal for schools... It contains clear instructions for people working with children to put together a group programme, and whilst Plummer emphasises helping children with speech and language difficulties, it would be easy to adapt the activities to other children. The activities would work best in a circle time environment'. -- 0-19 Magazine

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The importance of developing a strong sense of self-esteem cannot be overestimated. Feeling good about who they are enables children to learn more effectively, helps them to cope with life's stresses and inspires them to create a better future for themselves. Yet the materials available for working on self-esteem tend to be too complex for use with children. Helping Children to Build Self-Esteem offers over 100 simple, practical and fun activities specifically aimed at helping children to build and maintain self-esteem. Based on the author's extensive clinical experience, these photocopiable activity sheets encourage children to use their natural imaginative and creative abilities to consider their relationships with themselves, their families and friends and their world and to express their feelings in words and pictures. These exercises are suitable for work with individuals and groups and with all children including those with special needs or with speech and language difficulties. This unique activities book will be an invaluable resource for anyone looking for creative, enjoyable ways of helping children to build their self-esteem.

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Plummer, Deborah
Verlag: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2001)
ISBN 10: 1853029270 ISBN 13: 9781853029271
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