The Whole Spectrum of Social, Motor and Sensory Games: Using Every Child's Natural Love of Play to Enhance Key Skills and Promote Inclusion
Let’s play! It’s how children learn! Science has proven that play is a vital component in brain development, and that new neural connections form when children engage in play.
This inspiring and easy-to-follow resource brims with techniques for promoting play in the domains of multiple senses—kinesthetic, visual, tactile and auditory—as well as the nurturing emotional and social intelligence—awareness of others, sharing, turn-taking, cooperative play, and reading social cues.
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Book Reviews for The Whole Spectrum of Social, Motor and Sensory Games:
Applause for The Whole Spectrum of Social, Motor and Sensory Games:
“This authentically something-for-everyone book is a joyous reaffirmation that children learn best through fun, imagination, simple materials, and exploration of the many wondrous things of which their bodies and minds are capable. A timely guide the timeless kind of child's play that should not be allowed to slip into history.”
~ Ellen Notbohm, author, Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew and 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger’s
“A treasure trove of fun activities that support development.”
~ Lindsey Biel, OTR/L, coauthor, Raising a Sensory Smart Child
“Try these sensory games and rejoice in their many virtues! They are fun, easy, natural, adaptable and oh, so helpful for getting kids ‘in sync.’”
~ Carol Kranowitz, author, The Out of Sync Child and The Goodenoughs Get in Sync
“Everybody loves to play and everybody wants to be included. Those developing differently will be able to join in the game with peers while practicing key skills.”
~ Chantal Snellgrove, Founder/Editorial Director, Parenting Special Needs Magazine
“Barbara Sher understands children! This book not only gives great ideas for play, but creatively weaves in personal stories book to show how to involve children and excite their attention.”
~ Kathleen Morris, MS, CCC-SLP creator of S.I.Focus magazine and author of Sensory Soup
“A treasure chest of creative ideas for adding play to the learning experience. Not only teachers, but parents, grandparents, and caregivers will welcome this wealth of ideas for engaging children in these playful and educational games that foster skill development, engage reluctant children, and create shared joy and focused excitement.”
~ Phyllis Booth, author, Theraplay
“A rich variety of play activities that are gentle on the budget and are layered and tailored to appeal to different personalities and developmental abilities.”
~ Lorna d'Entremont, M.Ed., Special Needs Book Review
“What I found encouraging is the variations of those activities, which help keep them fresh.”
~ Marla Roth-Fisch, author, Sensitive Sam and VP, Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation
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