Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical Resource of Play Ideas for Parents and Carers 2edby Julia Moor Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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- Pbk 304 pages
- AU$39.99 NZ$40.86
Each chapter covers a collection of ideas around a theme, including music, art, physical activities, playing outdoors, puzzles, turn-taking and using existing toys to create play sequences. There are also chapters on introducing reading and making the most of television. This updated second edition contains an extensive chapter on how to use the computer, the internet and the digital camera to find and make resources and activities, and suggests many suitable websites to help parents through the internet maze. The ideas are useful both for toddlers and primary age children who are still struggling with play.
Introduction.; 1. Why is Playing So Important?; 2. Early Playing Skills: Gaining Attention and Sharing Space.; 3. Structured Play.; 4. Your Computer as a Valuable Resource.; 5. Toys, Toys, Toys.; 6. Table-top Games and Puzzles.; 7. Music.; 8. Turn-taking in Play.; 9. Physical games and activities.; 10. Outdoor play.; 11. Water play.; 12. Television potential.; 13. Being Creative - Art and Craft.; 14. Creating Imaginative Play Sequences.; 15. Introducing Books and Reading.; 16. Problems, Frustrations, Tantrums - Making Play Enjoyable.; Bibliography.; Therapeutic Options/Organisations.; Recommended Reading.; Websites for Articles Written by Adults With Autism.; Toys and Suppliers.; Index.