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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Rec Room Publishing; 1 edition (March 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0966234138
  • ISBN-13: 978-0966234138
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,422 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Alanna Jones is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist who has worked in a variety of settings using games for teaching and therapy. She has worked in psychiatric hospitals, as a church youth group leader, in therapeutic outdoor groups, and as a camp counselor with a variety of people. She has presented the popular TAG (Therapeutic Activities and Games) workshop in over 26 different cities across the country! Alanna found that when working in the field of Therapeutic Recreation there were few good books of useful, interactive games and activities for therapy. Most books were pen/pencil worksheets or outdoor oriented and required a large budget. This prompted her to write books that are useful, easy to use and full of fun, interactive therapeutic activities and games.

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Alanna 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". You can find more information and free sample games from all of these books at her website www.gamesforgroups.com

In addition to writing therapeutic and team-building game books Alanna combined her knowledge of soccer with her knowledge of interactive games to create a book filled with fun soccer drills for kids. "Fun Soccer Drills that Teach Soccer Skills to 5, 6, and 7 year olds" makes coaching soccer to young children easy and fun. Alanna Jones is an experienced youth soccer coach who holds a National USSF D coaching license. Alanna is currently the Girls Junior Varsity soccer coach for the local high school where she lives. She also coaches at various soccer day camps for young children during the summer.

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Easy to follow and inventive.
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I found this book to have some great ideas for group activities that introduce and teach social/emotional skills.
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The title of the book caught my attention.
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127 of 132 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Armstrong on February 23, 2004
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Alanna Jones is a certified recreational therapist who has compiled an interesting set of 104 games and activities that social workers, recreational therapists, and some educators and school counselors (in substantially separate classrooms for behavior/emotional disorders) can use. The book is organized into activities that build (1) teamwork, (2) self-esteem, (3) communication, (4) self-discovery, (5) anger management, and (6) coping skills. Almost all activities are designed for elementary school aged children, but Ms. Jones, under each activity, presents variations--either in the activity itself or in the intended age group.
The crucial part of using these activities occurs after the activity is done. This is the "debriefing" part of the activity. It is absolutely necessary to do this debriefing in order that the youngster(s) arrive at some understanding of the activity just completed, and its possible meaning to them. It is assumed that the reader is comfortable with this type of debriefing, and has the skills to intercede in case the activity or debriefing are going south.
The things I liked about this book are: (1) Ms. Jones' energy and positive thinking about youngsters and her desire to provide them with challenging and thoughtful moments; (2) She explains each activity or game fully, provides lists of materials needed, gives some advice on structuring the activity; (3) This is therapy "in action," so it attracts the interest and energy of the youngsters.
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132 of 142 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 25, 1999
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This is a GREAT book for Sp.Ed.Teachers,Teachers, Counselors,Church group leaders and families. Children, teens and adults can all learn more about themselves while having a good time. This book works on Self-Esteem, Coping Skills, Communication, Anger Management, Self-Discovery and Teamwork. Each game is prepared with Objectives, Audience, Group size, Materials, Description, Discussion prompts and Variations for 104 EXCITING GAMES. Most of these games can be played with ordinary household or classroom materials. Alanna Jones has also wtitten another HELPFUL and FUN BOOK called The Wrecking Yard
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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Cathy Schneider on January 5, 2006
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I selected this book in order to complete a required communications class assignment that I am presently enrolled in. The title of the book caught my attention. I am an Assessment Coordinator and I work with approximately 10 to 20 individuals at a time with a new group every three weeks. Several of the issues that I need to address that are a major concern with our clients are covered in Alanna Jone's book. These are issues dealing with self-esteem, communication, anger management, self discovery and coping skills. As instructors and parents we often find ourselves in situations where people are resistant to learning. The many reasons for this vary.

Some of the first activities I used from Alanna book were the Creative Coloring, the Good, Bad and Ugly and Create a country activities. The activities gave individuals an opportunity to make their oun choices, to support and encourage one another and to empower each other to succeed. Sometimes it can be very difficult to get our clients to participate. These activities helped the most introverted members of our groups blossom.

The activities were successful in that they helped the clients to discuss personal issues that were holding them back from succeeding and moving forward. The activities helped individuals who do not like to participate to feel more a part of the group and not so alone.

After working with our clients and using some of the activities in the book we can see improvement in the areas of concern mentioned above. The activities can be altered to fit the needs and concerns of each unique group. Alanna's book provided yet another powerful resource of creative ideas and activities to help our clients grow. I would recommend this book not only because it has many useful ideas and activities, but because it will spark your creativity to develop even more as well.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Stacey Locascio on November 12, 2000
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This book contains excellent, easy and fun, not to mention therapeutic, ideas. Most activities, however are geared toward older children, of reading age and thus can not be used with younger children. I have used many of these activities with great response from the children who have so much fun they don't realize they are growing and discovering a lot about themselves.
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48 of 52 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 17, 2001
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I was a little afraid the teens at my high school would find the games "babyish" or too "corny" but let me tell you they LOVE these games. Any book that can get 13-18 year old Latino and African American males engaged is a must have!
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 2, 2003
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This book is a great resource for anyone working with children or adolescents! I bought it because I needed ideas for activities for elementary school students, but it has been useful for the adolescents I work with, too. There are a lot of really creative ideas in here, and I have used it consistently since the day I got it. All of my coworkers think I am so creative now! This is a very useful book and well worth the money.
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