Drawing on almost 30 years of teaching experience, the author has created games based on cooperation and competition between young people and their social attitudes and perceptions. Educators, parents, and therapists can use these games to help children deal with the problems and questions of adolescence.
The games tackle issues such as learning patience, self-confidence, love, and respect in fun and creative ways. They also teach children how to deal with aggression, have good boundaries, and be fair. Questions help the group reflect on the issues addressed in the game.
An explanation of the difference between play therapy and game pedagogy — using games with children — sets up the actual games, which are clearly described, accessible and illustrated with lively drawings.