Howard Moody

& the Heart of Play

Resources

 

 

I am glad to know there are so many excellent sources of information on play in this world, and I am also very happy to share them with you in the form of the following list. May your collection of play resources continue to grow and enrich your life and  the lives of those around you. Let us Play!

 

 

Books on Play, Education and Parenting

 

Parenting for Peace, by Marcy Axness, Ph.D.; First Sentient Publications; edition 2012

 

Play, by Stuart Brown, M.D., with Christopher Vaughn; Avery; 2009

 

Playful Parenting, by Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D.; Random House Publishing; 2001

 

Spark, by John J. Ratey, M.D., with Eric Hagerman; Little Brown & Company; 2008

 

The Way of Mindful Education, by Daniel Rechtschaffen; W. W. Norton & Company; 2014

 

Whole Brain Child, by Dan J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.; Delacorte Press; 2011

 

 

Improv Books

 

Improv Wisdom, by Patrica Ryan Madson; Bell Tower of Random House; 2005

 

Playing Along, by Izzy Gessel; Whole Person Associates; 1997

 

Zoomy Zoomy, by Hannah Fox; Tusitala Publishing; 2010

 

Nurtured Heart Approach Books and Resources

 

Transforming the Difficult Child, by Howard Glasser and Jennifer Easley; Nurtured Heart Publications; 1999

 

Igniting Greatness, by Howard Glasser and Melissa Block; Center of the Difficult Child; 2015

 

Notching Up the Nurtured Heart Approach, by Howard Glasser and Melissa Lynn Block; Brigham Distributing; 2011

 

Play Equipment

 

Epic Toys — In a number of games were mentioned foam swords. The go-to resource is from my friend "Shaggy" Aaaron Hoffer-Perkins  www.epictoys.com

 

S&S worldwide — One the better catalog companies for PE equipment and much more. www.ssww.com

 

Play Organizations

 

Collaborative.org Massachusetts Educational Website — A wonderful set of standards for social emotional learning thru play http://www.collaborative.org/programs/early-childhood

 

Eastern Cooperative Recreation School (ECRS)— A recreational collaborative that provides intergenerational retreats for over seventy-five years resulting in an incredible amount of fun for everyone, www.ecrs.org

 

Hand in Hand Parenting — Play-oriented resource for parents, www.handinhandparenting.org (650) 322-5323

 

Great Activities Publishing Company — Great games for elementary educators, www.greatactivitiesonline.com, (800) 927-0682

 

Life is Good Playmakers — Wonderfully affordable training’s for front line caretakers of young children, www.lifeisgood.com, (503) 227-0803

 

Playmeo — A great resource to see games that are video taped and how to lead them

 

Playworks — An organization helping to restructure recess in all major metropolitan areas, www.playworksinc.com, (864) 814-2230

 

Project Adventure — The premier experiential learning organization. Great resource for trainings and books on team-building, www.project-adventure.org, (978) 542-4800

 

ReTribe — Great rites of passage programs for teens, www.retribe.org, (802) 371-5027

 

The Wayfinder Experience — A fantasy-role-playing theater camp for teens, based on the program originated by Howard Moody and Brian Allison, www.wayfinderexperience.com, (845) 481-0776

 

Also I highly recommend everyone who works with children from age 3–8 to take a training with Life is Good Playmakers. Also go the web site for the Great Activities Publishing company as there is wealth of resources there for this age group.

 

 

 

 

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