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Social Skills Games for Children


Featuring a wealth of familiar and easy-to-learn games, this practical handbook is designed to foster successful social strategies for children aged 5–12, and will help adults to understand and encourage children’s social skills.

The book covers the theory behind the games in accessible language, and includes a broad range of enjoyable activities: active and passive, verbal and non-verbal, and for different sized groups.

Deborah Plummer addresses issues that might arise when supporting children with a range of communication differences, including children with learning difficulties, and offers a variety of cognitive and behavioural strategies to help children to reinforce the skills explored in the games.

This is an ideal resource for teachers, parents, carers and all those working to improve the social skills of children.

Social Skills Games for Children

Illustration by Jane Serrurier

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 978 1 84310 617 3

Also published in Croatian and Polish.


'This outstanding resource enhances and promotes a variety of social skills . . . The best recommendation that can be made is that my own students have enjoyed and benefited from playing these stimulating and socially interactive games'   -The Teacher

'There are many resources on the market which address the development of social skills. this book, however, stands out. . . I recommend this book . . . as a source of ideas for group activities and also as a reference to share with parents, carers and other professionals'.  -Bulletin