ERIC Number: ED413110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Playwise: 365 Fun-Filled Activities for Building Character, Conscience, and Emotional Intelligence in Children.
Weston, Denise Chapman; Weston, Mark S.
Noting that we are raising our children in a morally ambiguous world and we have to do more than just discipline them and hope for the best, this book is a manual for raising children who are emotionally and intellectually capable and confident, by means of play activities that imbue a sense of right and wrong. Each chapter of the manual begins with a straightforward introduction about what parents need to know in order to understand what is important about the character skill being discussed. Each chapter also contains between 15 and 40 character-building activities. Throughout the book, true stories are interspersed to illustrate important points. Part 1 (chapters 1 through 5) describes the five foundations of character including: (1) knowledge and awareness; (2) stability and balance; (3)unconditional love and acceptance; (4) inspiration and modeling and (5) family and community connections. Part 2 (chapters 6 through 12) describes the following character skills: (6) personal potential; (7) social harmony; (8) self-awareness; (9) happiness; (10) sensibility; (11) resourcefulness; and (12) humanity. The first appendix provides a list by chapter of children's books that enhance the development of the skills addressed in the chapter. The second appendix consists of a problem solving worksheet. The third appendix lists by type more than 450 skills, talents, and abilities in children. The final appendix is a listing of special resources of quality toys, play supplies, videos, books and music that enhance children's problem solving skills. (SD)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Children, Codes of Ethics, Consciousness Raising, Creative Activities, Emotional Development, Emotional Intelligence, Ethical Instruction, Ethics, Individual Development, Integrity, Learning Activities, Moral Development, Moral Values, Personality Development, Personality Traits, Play, Self Concept, Self Control, Self Esteem, Values
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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