Helping Children to Build their Communication Skills Photocopiable Activity Booklet to Support Wellbeing and Resilience


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Learning how to communicate effectively and healthily is an important skill for every child to learn. This practical and fun activity booklet facilitates parents, teachers, and therapists to build children’s communication skills. It explores how and why we communicate, effective listening, non-verbal communication, and how to stay on topic. Using over thirty years of experience, Deborah Plummer helps children understand that their interactions reflect their beliefs about themselves and others, and shows how to recognise and celebrate the unique and diverse ways in which we express who we are. This book is one of a series based on the use of imagination (I), mindful play (MP) and creative thinking (CT) to enhance social, psychological and emotional wellbeing and resilience in children. The accompanying ebook Using Imagination, Mindful Play and Creative Thinking to Support Wellbeing and Resilience in Children describes the theory and approach behind how these activities can significantly influence children’s perceptions of themselves and the world.

  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • I. Exploring communication skills 
  • II. IMPACT essentials for building communication skills 
  • III. How and why we communicate 
  • IV. Effective listening and effective observation
  • V. Understanding and using non-verbal communication 
  • VI. Conversation skills 
  • VII. Sequencing ideas, telling stories and staying on the topic 
  • VIII. Activity sheets
Author Bio:
Deborah M. Plummer has over 30 years’ experience of facilitating groups and working individually with both children and adults. Formerly a clinical lead therapist working within the NHS, she also has extensive experience as a senior lecturer in aspects of health psychology and counselling. She ran workshops and short courses on the uses of imagery, games and story-telling in the promotion of well-being. Deborah is now retired.