Role Plays and Creative Activities: Teaching Social Skills and Self-Understanding presents over 150 role plays, micro role plays (role plays that run for a few minutes), creative activities, and guided imagery (stories with psychological content to be read to the children) which Dr. Christopher Glenn has developed and used for over thirty years. Everyday people, like parents and people who want to run activity groups for children, can use these activities to have fun with children in the 8 - 11 age range. Professionals, teachers, counselors, and students-in-training can take advantage of the psychological and social nature of the activities to foster the social and emotional growth of elementary aged children. Focusing on self-understanding, self-control, and the development of social skills, a constructive group experience can effectively teach children positive outcomes. This text includes detailed notes on how to set up and run the role play group, so anyone with basic skills in working with groups of children can encourage emotional and social growth.
Dr. Christopher Glenn, a trained child psychologist, has led an estimated 900 individual role play groups over the past thirty years. He also works as an education and opinion research consultant (www.glennresearch.com).
List of Role Plays List of Creative Activities About the Author Dedication Preface Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Classroom Role Plays Chapter 3: The Preparation of the Role Play Environment Chapter 4: The First Group Meeting Chapter 5: The Second and Third Sessions Chapter 6: The Role Plays Chapter 7: Micro Role Plays Chapter 8: Creative Activities Chapter 9: Guided Imagery with Relaxation Glossary Endnotes Appendixes