The Adventures of the Little Tin Tortoise; A Self-Esteem Story with Activities for Teachers, Parents and Carers


Deborah Plummer   
Illustrations by Jane Serrurier         
Jessica Kingsley Publishers 
116 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JB, UK
400 Market Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19106, 
Paperback, 92 pages         
ISBN 1 84310 406 7            
£17.99/US$29.95    
 
 
The Adventures of the Little Tin Tortoise is a practical, interactive storybook for building and maintaining self-esteem in children aged seven to nine.
 
Using the tradition of oral story-telling, Deborah Plummer encourages children to consider the self-esteem issues encountered by a little tin tortoise on a journey to discover who he really is. The various obstacles and helpers he encounters along the way include worries, bullying, making decisions and friendship and children will gain age-appropriate insights from the story depending on their needs and level of understanding. Activity sheets and expansion topics also prompt children to explore the seven key elements of healthy self-esteem - self-knowledge, self and others, self-acceptance, self-reliance, self-expression, self-confidence and self-awareness - through active participation and discussion in pairs or groups.
 
Teachers, parents, carers and all who support children in the development of healthy self-esteem will find this an essential resource.
 
Deborah Plummer is a registered speech and language therapist with over 20 years' experience of working with both children and adults within the NHS. She is also an Imagework practitioner and runs workshops and short courses on the use of imagery and issues of self-esteem. She has extensive experience of facilitating groups and of working individually with children and adults who have low self-esteem. She is the author of Using Interactive Imagework with Children, Helping Children to Build Self-Esteem and Helping Adolescents and Adults to Build Self-Esteem, all published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
 
'A story that will enchant children and the child in every adult. Deborah Plummer is a truly gifted story-teller. Her deep insight into the child's emotion is reflected in her work. The worksheets provide a tool for the story-teller to use in a creative manner and help children with a wide spectrum of emotional needs in different settings,' Colleen Carpen, Nurse, Croft Children's Unit.
 
— Keith Nicholson

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