Games and Activities for Attaching With Your Child

Strategies to build healthy attachments in children who have experienced early trauma.


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Packed with great ideas for fun games and activities, this book is designed to help encourage positive attachments between a parent or carer and their child. When it comes time to choose the best games to play with children who have difficulties attaching, sometimes it is hard to know how to play with a purpose. This book contains fun, age-appropriate games along with an explanation of why these games matter. Games are designed with specific age groups in mind and to address particular needs in children that affect attachment, such as foetal alcohol spectrum disorder. This book provides an easy to understand description of attachment and reveals the role that play has in forming attachments. Written for parents and carers, as well as for use by professionals, this is a helpful tool full of strategies to build healthy attachments in children who have experienced early trauma. Introduction. Chapter 1: Bonds, Attachment and Play. Chapter 2: The Value of Play. Chapter 3: Connecting the Two of You. Chapter 4: Connecting the Whole Family. Chapter 5: Connecting Siblings. Chapter 6: Activities to Help with Mood and Flexibility. Chapter 7: Building Attachment When Children Have Had Exposure to Toxins. Addendum. Resources. 'When children are exposed to poor care very early in life, they have to suppress two very important processes that normally help children to feel safe with and enjoy their relationships with caregivers: separation distress which engenders the need for comfort and playfulness which leads to joyful connection. In this book, the author focuses on the playfulness side of parent-child connections, offering a wealth of practical, hands-on ways for caregivers to engage children in playful interactions. Parents and therapists who work with children exposed to poor care early in life will find this book extremely helpful.'- Jonathan Baylin, PhD, psychologist and coauthor of Brain Based Parenting (


MediumPbk | 168 pages
AuthorDeborah Gray and Megan Clarke


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