Theragames from Theragames

By: Theragames  09/01/2013
Keywords: emotional resilience, Autism, Aspergers, fun, Boardgames for children,

Theragames are therapeutic boardgames that have been created by an educational psychologist to promote social and emotional well-being in children and young people aged from 4 to 16 years old. Theragames provide the opportunity for players to practice social skills in a small group setting, skills like making friends, being polite, taking turns, paying compliments and being a good sport etc. Theragames explore a range of emotional skills like anger management, assertiveness, dealing with anxiety and disappointment, building charachter strengths and CBT. Psycho-educational teaching points are embedded in the cards and on the boards. The games provide opportunities for discussion of different issues to take place amongst players and provide a safe place to havae fun and try new skills. The games may be used therapeutically by skilled facilitators like psychologists and specialist teachers or used as teaching tools when lead by parents, peer leaders, chaplains etc. There are 15 Theragames and they may be ordered on the website

Keywords: Autism, Aspergers, fun, Boardgames for children, Boardgames for young people, emotional resilience, Parents, teachers, chaplains, Social Skills Games, Therapeutic boardgames,