Release Date: July 21, 2015
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
A copy of this book was received in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect the review in any way.
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About the Book:
Packed full of great ideas for fun games and activities, this book encourages positive attachments between a parent or carer and their child. When it comes to choosing the best games to play with children who have difficulties attaching, it is often hard to know how to play with a purpose. This book contains fun, age-appropriate games along with an explanation of why they matter. All the games included are designed for specific age ranges, from infants to older children, and help to address particular needs in children that are known to affect attachment, including fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. It provides an easy-to-understand description of attachment and reveals the crucial role that play has in forming attachments. Written for parents and carers, as well as for use by professionals, it is full of strategies to help build healthy attachments in children who have experienced early trauma.
Before I review – Non-fiction is not usually a genre that we review here at writing pearls. I decided to try a parenting book to review, because they will be vital in my upcoming journey of being a foster parent. We will see if this works or not.
In An Oyster Shell- This book will be a great resource for any parent but especially parents that are dealing with fostered or adopted children. I recommend it.
The Pearls – This book had great information on what attachment is and why a child might not attach well. In getting ready to be a foster parent myself I have read a lot on attachment disorders but not as much of a how-to guide to help these children. This book does that.
There are some great activities in this book that I didn’t think of, and more well-known games with attachment in mind like the cute little piggy toe game.
I look forward to implementing some of these ideas in helping my foster or adopted children deal with their issues that our inevitable in children that come from traumatic experiences.
The Sand – For the price this book is going to be, it is super short and not as much information as I would hope for given the expense. I also felt that the author spent too much time trying to plug her other book it felt more like an advertisement in the beginning.
I give this book 3 Pearls