Educators, youth program providers, therapists and parents know that the very best way to teach and engage children is though play. This guidebook for facilitated play gives guide-lines for over 30 games and activities that have been developed, time tested and enjoyed over decades in author Howard Moody’s play workshop.
This manual is unique in that it incorporates the Nurtured Heart Approach™, a method developed by psychotherapist Howard Glasser in the 1990s. The Nurtured Heart Approach is in use in schools, homes, therapy practices and therapeutic setting worldwide and is increasingly recognized for its benefit to both ”normal needs” and “difficult” children. This approach, delivered through the activities in this book, will enhance social-emotional intelligence, teamwork, self-confidence and inner wealth – both for children being guided and for the adults acting as guides.
Readers experienced with the Nurtured Heart Approach will find here a wonderfully active way to understand, implement and expand the impact of this approach with children across age groups and settings. The book includes a thorough introduction to the approach for Nurtured Heart novices.
Howard Moody has been facilitating play for over 25 years. He specializes in designing team building, stress reduction, and wellness presentations that are full of play, joy and laughter. Howard has also been a teacher and successful coach of numerous sports for many years and deeply understands the value of creating effective teams and how to achieve peak performance. His initial interest in play started as an athlete but turned more toward alternative recreation when he took training's with the New Games foundation, Project Adventure, and in Original Play and improvisational theatre. Howard has been (and is still currently) a core faculty member at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies for many years and he is also the co-founder of the Adventure Game Theatre, an extraordinary improvisational learning process for teens that has been featured in Mothering magazine and on PBS and NPR. Combining experiential learning with creativity, improvisational theatre, play, community building, mythology and storytelling the Adventure Game Theatre has brought magic into many young people's lives. He is currently on the faculty of Retribe, a dynamic rites of passage program for teens that incorporates Adventure Game theatre into its transformational programming. Deepening connections among people is Howard's passion and his mission is to help people be fully inspired, creative and playful in all that they do. Howard is a certified Advanced Trainer for the Nurtured Heart Approach.
In the early formative years, play is almost synonymous with life. It is second only to being nourished, protected and loved. It is the basic ingredient of physical, intellectual, social and emotional growth. – Ashley Montague, The Play Specialist.
Play is vital to all humanity. It is the finest system of education known to man – Neville Scarge.
This wonderful book incorporates the Nurtured Heart Approach, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and all based on the joy of play. Educators, youth program providers, therapists, and parents know that the very best way to teach and engage children is through play. This guidebook for facilitated play gives guidelines for over 30 games and activities that have been developed, time-tested and enjoyed over decades in author Howard Moody s play workshops. --The Omega Institute.
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