An acknowledged expert in the field of dramatherapy, Dr Clive Holmwood carefully guides readers through each activity in an accessible yet informative way.
Each activity features:
- step-by-step instructions on how to carry it out with children
- a full resource list
- comprehensive details of the benefits it can offer
- a series of engaging follow-up activities
- details of how it links directly to the Early Learning Goals (from the statutory framework for the early years foundation stage),
- cross-references to other related activities in the book.
For ease of reference, each activity is organised chronologically, one per month of life, from birth to six years of age. The activities, each spanning a double-page, are further arranged into three main sections, which correlate directly to the three key developmental stages of young children.
This resource will prove an indispensable reference point and an invaluable source of inspiration for all play therapists, reception teachers, nursery staff, childminders and parents.
Dr Clive Holmwood is Associate Professor in the Discipline of Therapeutic Arts at the University of Derby, where he teaches on the MA Dramatherapy programme. He has also worked in clinical practice as a dramatherapist for almost 30 years, and is a neuro-dramatic play practitioner and trainer. He has written and edited a number of publications on dramatherapy, play therapy and storytelling.
“I am certainly in awe [of] … this remarkable book by Clive Holmwood. It is indeed a treasure trove of developmental ideas with very clear instructions of how they can be applied with individuals … Embrace this book, it is very special!” Dr Sue Jennings, from the Foreword
“This practical, useable, and theoretically grounded book will be an indispensable resource for people who work with young children.” Professor Deborah Robinson, Professor of Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusive Education, University of Derby
202pp A4 paperback