A Boat Full of Animals (30 Games to Develop Good Habits in Kids) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B006PN55F6
- Publisher : Huss Publishing (December 19, 2013)
- Publication date : December 19, 2013
- Language: : English
- File size : 1077 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 55 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #566,463 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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There are thirty games featuring different animals; they can be divided according to time, virtue or animal preference. Each of them provide interactive questions for the child and then create a scenario in which to imagine and act the game out. Here is one example: #4 The Cat Game. Huss points out one of the best qualities of a cat is how it cleans up after itself. Then she gives the child reasons why cleaning up is a good thing and how good it makes you feel. Next she presents the steps in playing the game. The child is asked to make a mess at different times of the day and then clean up seven times. At the end of the day, think of what has been done and how much you have learned. As time goes on, be sure to remind yourself how happy your success has made you.
Each of these games is so cleverly crafted that it is hard to choose. Let me give another example. In #16 The Rabbit Game, the child learns that a rabbit’s long ears are for listening as well as hearing. He must be alert for danger. The child is asked how many times must he hear something before he pays attention. Listening is fun because when we listen we learn new things. Instructions are to really listen at least five times when parents, teachers, siblings or friends speak to you. Then put your rabbit friend on your animal boat and both he and you will be happy listeners.
As a child moves through the book, he will eventually have filled his boat with thirty animals and all their good character traits. A child will have learned how to assimilate their good traits and apply them to everyday life situations making each day a happier experience for the child and those around him. These games are fun to play, and parents or teachers may choose to zero in on those qualities which need the most reinforcement. Highly recommend the book, particularly for children in the five to eight age group.
We are also certainly dealing with the hot topic of Bullying in a positive school-wide manner. I purchased this fabulous Boat Full of Animal Games (pdf file) and shared it with my fellow SLPsl. The crux of Sally's short stories is to identify with positive characteristics of the animals and incorporate them into our daily life.
Since children have a special connection with animals what a perfect way to embrace and teach these loving, positive and uplifting qualities.
Here is how I use it...Each week one of the animal stories is read and a discussion ensues. When my intern, assistant or I see a student or hears of a student doing something positive, they will are given an die cut of the animal of the week with the words pre-printed "You've been caught doing the lovely quality of... _____________________________." Just a great way to encourage and reinforce positive human qualities.
Thank you for your inspiration!
Look- your job is to feed and clothe your kids- but also to set the stage for character to develop in their little hearts and minds. This book, "A Boat Full of Animals", aims to do just that. This is an early childhood self help book - one that can help forge them into productive citizens who will persevere, have courage, finish the job, and be kind.
I enjoyed this book and all the animal characters in the book. The dialogue gave meaning and will assist in a child's
I really like the end. I also like the photo of the children and how happiness bring about healthiness.