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Into the Garden of Dreams: Pathways to Imagination for 5-8s: Pathways to the Imagination for 5-8s

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Into the Garden of Dreams: Pathways to Imagination for 5-8s: Pathways to the Imagination for 5-8s.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Linda-Jane Simpson(Author)

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Into the Garden of Dreams offers a range of enjoyable activities and games to help raise self-esteem and expression in the classroom. Through relaxation techniques and visualizations, pathways are traced into the 'Garden of Dreams' - an avenue into the imagination of children aged 5-8. Linda-Jane Simpson originally developed the ideas for use in her own classroom - her pupils often ask specifically for a number of the activities. Using the daily exercises and breathing brings a calmness and alertness into her classroom, which helps facilitate development and learning across the curriculum. Her success was soon noted by other teachers and Linda-Jane Simpson started running in-service training, first in her school, and then in other schools. Now you and your pupils can also benefit from the 'Garden of Dreams'. The book contains 40 photocopiable sheets giving detailed instructions for each of the 32 activities. These can be photocopied for easy use in the classroom or as an in-school teacher training resource.

More and more teachers are realising that learning cannot be expected to happen if children aren t first helped to calm down and be still. Simply demanding that this happens isn t particularly effective and schools are increasingly using a variety of strategies, including yoga and t ai chi to help children achieve a learning state. Linda Jane Simpson is a primary teacher who has developed her own approach to the problem and Into the Garden of Dreams is her attempt to share that approach with others. Ostensibly about self-esteem the book is actually a means of helping children reach a meditative state of stillness from where they can begin the process of learning. A key technique is visualisation, where children focus on a secret garden in order to promote stillness and switch on the imagination. The self-esteem comes from the success that children will experience once they have learned to concentrate effectively. The book has photocopiable resources and linked activities. --Magazine of National Association of Head Teachers

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Book details

  • PDF | 64 pages
  • Linda-Jane Simpson(Author)
  • Brilliant Publications (14 April 2016)
  • English
  • 9
  • Children's Books

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  • By bookgirl on 17 August 2017

    Very useful book, havevgotblots if ideas from this one

  • By Mrs. G. Caine on 4 November 2007

    As an infants teacher i use this resources regualrly at least once a week and have even added other strands to it, the children adore it often requesting to go to their "garden of dreams". Many parents have given me highly positive feedback about changes in childrens behaviour, anger managment, improved creativity and imagination engaging and of course an increased ability to have still , calm time. I primariy introduced it as a self esteem building tool and iot really had a very significant impact. I also realised the potential it had to filter through the curriculum offering heightened awarness of setting, and imagination in literacy, as well as empathy and other social skills in PSHE. This book should be used in schools everywhere. We even made our own garden of dreams in the class, the children using ceral boxes and we talked through the opening visualisation and noted what to put in our individual gardens, we made mod-roc trees and an owl/fairies/fish/eagle etc the children treasure their gardens and i believe the work we do with garden of dreams will travel with them for a long ;ong time, i cannot reccomend it enough.

  • By janey on 19 April 2007

    As a learning Mentor in a primary school I have used this book for several years. We mainly use the visualisation towards the end of the book.Children who have been through the programme keep the Garden of Dreams in a very special place in their hearts.A wonderful book

  • By Kennu Scott on 5 December 2014

    Brilliant. I have worked within teacher, training, development and witnessed the influence of the principles within students and teachers alike working with the materials outlined in this book. The author has clearly has a deep and insightful understanding of her subject. I highly recommend this work and the unique and dare I say, universal approach to child development.

  • By Northerns on 2 June 2015

    For all primary school teachers - great circle time resource.

  • By Heathjon on 30 August 2014

    Lots of hype. Disappointing

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