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Sandplay and Storytelling
Sandplay and Storytelling

Sandplay and Storytelling

The Impact of Imaginative Thinking on Children's Learning and Development


266 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $25.95 (US $25.95) (CA $25.95)

Publication Date: January 2012

ISBN 9780972851749

Rights: WOR

Temenos Press (Jan 2012)


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Combining the fields of child psychology and child education, this groundbreaking work explores how engaging children in Jungian sandplay therapy and imaginative storytelling can improve classroom performance and to increase intelligence scores. Written by child specialists, it makes a solid argument for the necessary consideration of the unconscious and the inner world of the individual child in learning and advocates that curriculum design for children must include both imaginative therapeutic play and active attention to children’s emotional needs. Educators, psychotherapists, and concerned parents alike will find this book informative and useful.

Author Biography

Barbara A. Turner, PhD, teaches sandplay and play therapy to mental health clinicians internationally and serves as consultant to practicing sandplay and play therapists. She is the author of The Handbook of Sandplay Therapy. She lives in Cloverdale, California. Kristín Unnsteinsdóttir is the director of the Learning Center at a small grammar school in Iceland. Thomas L. Armstrong is an award-winning author and speaker with more than 35 years of teaching experience from the primary through the doctoral level. He is the author of 14 books, including ADD/ADHD Alternatives in the Classroom, The Human Odyssey: Navigating the Twelve Stages of Life, and The Power of Neurodiversity: Unleashing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain, and a former contributing editor to Mothering and more than 20 other periodicals, journals, and books. He lives in Cloverdale, California.