Attention Games: 101 Fun, Easy Games That Help Kids Learn To Focus

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 17, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 200 pages
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If you want to focus children's attention, you first have to capture their interest. Attention Games is filled with interesting and child-tested activities that can help children of all ages become better at focusing and paying attention. By sharing the upbeat, joyful activities in Attention Games, you can enhance your child's intelligence, boost his confidence, increase his ability to concentrate on one thing for long periods, and show that you care. Developed by Barbara Sher—parent, teacher, play therapy specialist and pediatric occupational therapist—these activities are specially designed to encourage kids to expand their powers of attention in ways that will help them throughout their lives.
 

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Contents

Games for Infants
7
Follow My Face
9
Stick Out Your Tongue
11
The Glory of Hands
13
Sock on a Bottle
14
Perfect Rattles
15
First Exercises
17
Visually Amused
21
Mexican YoYo
92
MiniMontessori
94
Going on a Monster Hunt
97
Paint the World
99
The Perfect Gifts
100
Sounds Right
104
Word Matching
105
Games for 6 to 12YearOlds
109

A Light Touch
22
Can You Hear What I Hear?
24
A Very Merry Unbirthday
26
Pokey Pudding Hole
27
Dangling Toys
28
Bat the Ball
31
High Chair Fling
32
Ice Cube on a Tray
34
If It Doesnt HurtIts a Toy
35
A Spotlight in the Dark
37
Whats out There?
39
Whered It Go?
41
Games for 1 to 3YearOlds
45
Bracelet of Leaves
47
The Enchantment of Water
48
Follow the Floating Feather
49
The Knocking Game
50
PingPong Balls and Coffee Cans
51
Surprise Me
53
The Feely Game
54
What Is That Sound?
55
From Beginning to End
57
Being a Radio
59
Catch a Falling Scarf
60
Instant Picture
61
Youve Got Mail
62
Kaleidoscope
63
Magnet Hunt
64
Put a Lid on It
66
OohSmell This
67
Whats in the Sock?
69
Games for 3 to 6YearOlds
71
My Story Is the Best Story
73
Another Viewpoint
74
Art de Deux
76
Batting Practice
77
The Happening Book
78
Lessons from the Rocks
80
Mismatched Tea Party
81
Plenty Peanut Hunt
84
Regroup Time
85
Shadow Games
87
Deck of Cards
88
Hand on Top
89
How Many?
90
Indoor Picture Hunt
91
All the Things You Can Think Of
111
Back Writing
112
Belly Counts
113
Expanding Interest
114
Focused Fidgeting
116
Guess How Old
117
How Do You Look?
119
Junk Box Art
120
Name the Sounds
121
Navigator
122
Police Report
123
Ring of String
125
Shelf Paper Story
126
Thinking Box
127
Im the Teacher
129
My Mind Is a TV Screen
130
Paper Plethora
132
Potato Puppets
133
Sensory Matching
135
Tile Painting
137
Backwards Time Management
138
Toe Stepping
140
Toothpick Art
141
Games for Teens
143
Accentuate the Positive
145
Achy Breaky Heart
146
Annoyed with the Flower Bud
147
Five Good Moments
149
Getting the Priorities
150
My Special Things
152
Im Like That Sometimes
153
Imagine That
155
Send Joy to Bulgaria
156
Life Is a Movie and You Are the Star
158
List Your Options
160
Name the Consequences
162
Postcard Diaries
164
Scriptwriter
165
SelfPortraits
166
Ten Breaths
167
The Home Videographer
169
Waiter Take My Order
170
FlipFlop Stamps
172
Word Puzzles
173
Index
175
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BARBARA SHER, M.A., O.T.R., conducts workshops for parents, teachers, therapists, and children around the world. She is the author of Smart Play: 101 Fun, Easy Games that Enhance Intelligence (Wiley), Self-esteem Games: 300 Fun Activities That Make Children Feel Good about Themselves (Wiley), and Spirit Games: 300 Fun Activities That Bring Children Comfort and Joy (Wiley).

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