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Group Activities for Social Emotional Learning using Sketch Comedy and Improv Games

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Children with strong social-emotional skills are better able to cope with everyday challenges and benefit academically, professionally, and socially. But the benefits that can be derived from these skills can only be seen if children are given the opportunity to develop them.
This accessible guide helps teach children to participate in social-emotional learning. Offering fun group activities including social skill-based improv games, participant written plays, and basic plays that can be transformed using the creative minds of children themselves. To increase participant comfort levels with these activities, the book allows for a graduated exposure of techniques, starting with improv trust building and joint focus games, and progressing to improvisation and writing sketches.
Featuring additional downloadable content, including worksheets and lesson plans for classroom use, this is the perfect companion for educators and therapists.
  • Published: Feb 21 2023
  • Pages: 144
  • 278 x 214mm
  • ISBN: 9781839972928
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Press Reviews

  • Margot Escott LCSW, Psychotherapist & Improv Teacher, Owner and founder of Improv for Wellness

    This is a fabulous resource for all teachers and therapist to help children develop social skills and confidence while having fun. Shawn and Eleni have created a comprehensive guide to using Applied Improv based on their experience in Improvisational Theatre Games, Emotional learning and clinical practice. The games and exercises are clearly defined with excellent graphics to aid the teacher. I love this book and will be using it in my classes and therapy. I hope this becomes a resource in every library. It is a jewel!
  • Dr. Mimi Savage, registered drama therapist, Associate Professor CIIS Counseling Psychology and Expressive Arts.

    Safe, equitable methods of social emotional healing and learning through dramatic play for young neuro diverse and typical populations are in this book! Novel, transformative Social Theatre methods--intentional embodied approaches for community building and repair of trauma and developmental challenges are offered step by step. Useful handouts founded on the authors' research and clinical practices are a thoughtful book bonus.
  • Mary DeMichele Creator and author of One Rule Improv® and Improv 'n Ink®.

    Yes! Finally, an incredibly easy to use resource that provides clinicians, teachers, and parents with a fast, effective and engaging way to teach essential social emotional skills. Whether teaching a course or addressing specific needs, Amador and Liossis remove the daunting challenge of helping students who struggle and those who don't with these accessible, supportive, and fun activities.