Therapy Games: Creative Ways to Turn Popular Games
- Easy to use book gives great ideas about how to use popular games as therapy activities
- Includes ideas for games such as: Apples to Apples, Chutes and Ladders, Jenga, Jigsaw Puzzles and more
- A great resource
By Alanna Jones
Transform the therapeutic experience through the power of play!
In this book, you will find 102 new and exciting ways to turn ordinary games into Therapy Games. Each game used in the book comes with five or more ways to make simple changes that create a new and unique therapeutic experience. In addition to the 102 game options, there's also a section on how playing the game itself without any changes can have therapeutic value.
Turn each of these common games into various new Therapy Games!
-Apples to Apples
-Chutes and Ladders
-Let's Go Fishing Cards and Dice
-Rory's Story Cubes
-Scrabble or Bananagrams
Just pull a game off the shelf, follow the directions found in this book, and occasionally add some simple items like paper and pens. You're now ready to play fun, engaging and brand new therapy games!
272 pages, 8.9 x .7 inches, paperback.
About the Author:
Alanna Jones has worked as a CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist) in psychiatric hospitals with children, adolescents, and adults. She has also spent time working with youth-at-risk, as a church youth group leader, ropes course facilitator, camp counselor, and coach. Alanna has a degree in Therapeutic Recreation and is the author of the popular books 104 Activities That Build, Team-Building Activities for Every Group, More Team-Building Activities for Every Group and The wRECking Yard of games and activities. These books led to her success as a speaker, leading TAG (Therapeutic Activities and Games) Workshops around the country. Alanna added two new books to her collection in 2013 titled Therapy Games and Fun and Active Group Games.