Play-2-Learn Dominoes, Set of 8
- Help children learn important life skills through fun and engaging games
- Created by Franklin D. Rubenstein, Ph.D.
- For 2-5 players
- Ages 5-12
These domino games are a great, fun way to teach children social and life skills, as well as how to take positive action in their lives. Before playing a domino, players pick cards and answer questions or practice skills associated with each games topic. Games include four specific decks of cards (that relate to the theme of the game), and a domino game.
Set includes one each of the following:
- Play-2-Learn Dominoes: Friendship Game: children will learn the essential skills of building friendships while playing an old time favorite - dominoes. The ability to make new friends, be a good friend, and resolve conflicts in a win-win way are practiced using the set of concept cards (Ups and Downs, Four Ws, Having Fun, and Making Friends). Before playing a domino, players pick cards from one of four decks and either answer a question or practice a skill.
- Play-2-Learn Dominoes: Anger Control Game: In this game, players have fun playing dominoes while learning to manage their anger and problem-solve in a thoughtful, assertive, and respectful way. Before playing a domino, a player picks a card from one of four decks and either answers a question or practices a skill. The Angry or Not cards give players practice distinguishing between situations that generally cause people to get angry and situations where anger is inappropriate. The Skills cards give players practice using a set of skills to help control their anger. Skills include thinking first, taking deep breaths, being assertive rather than aggressive, etc. The Action cards give practice dealing with anger in pro-social and appropriate ways. The My Anger Stories cards give players a chance to share the kinds of things that make them angry and demonstrate how to successfully deal with such situations and the resulting anger.
- Play-2-Learn Dominoes: Feelings Fun Game Players have fun playing dominoes while learning how to express positive and negative feelings appropriately, recognize feelings, and care about the feelings of others. Before playing a domino, a player picks a card from one of four decks and either answers a question or practices a skill. The Understanding the Feelings of Others cards help players learn to accurately perceive feelings in others. This is a vital skill for developing empathy. The Four W's cards help players identify feelings and how to deal appropriately with difficult feelings; each question starts with "Who", "What", "Why", or "When". The Action cards give players practice dealing with situations that involve strong feelings. The Talk about a Time cards, help players identify their feelings and give them the opportunity to share with other players situations that evoked a variety of feelings.
- Play-2-Learn Dominoes: Bullywise Game Players have fun playing dominoes while learning how all kids can work to reduce bullying and violence. Before playing a domino, a player picks a card from one of the four decks and either answers a question or practices a skill. The cards turn the players into experts on bullying. They are called upon to give advice to targets of bullying, bystanders, and even the bullies. They also give advice on whether situations call for the aid of an adult. The Target Expert cards help players learn specific nonviolent steps that targets can take to reduce bullying. The Bystander Expert cards demonstrate the power of bystanders to reduce bullying and help players learn specific things that they can do to reduce bullying. The Bully Expert cards help bullies understand that they can achieve their goals of popularity and social status without resorting to bullying. The Getting Help cards give players guidelines about when kids should try to handle situations themselves and when going to an adult is essential.
- Play-2-Learn Dominoes: Empathy Counts each young people to understand the concept of empathy, to be empathetic, and to take positive actions towards others based on empathy, all while playing dominoes and having fun! There are four decks of cards, each covering a different aspect of players' lives: Friendship, Activities and Hobbies, At School, and All About Myself. It can be used by teachers and counselors in a school setting, parents at home, or therapists as play therapy.
- Play-2-Learn Dominoes: Conflict Cruncher This game teaches young people how to deal with conflict in a way where all parties involved have a positive resolution, creating a win-win situation. Players will learn to understand conflict resolution in a cooperative and communicative way. Players will identify a good or bad solution and learn to give feedback on what is the optimum solution to a scenario.
- Play-2-Learn Dominoes: Building Character This game teaches young people how to learn to differentiate between actions that demonstrate good character and actions that demonstrate bad character. Players also learn five important dimensions of good character: respect, caring, fairness, honesty, and responsibility. Each card contains a short scenario, players must decide if the actions in the scenario represent good or bad character.
- Play-2-Learn Dominoes: Character Strength Players have fun playing dominoes while learning how to express positive and negative feelings appropriately, recognize feelings, and care about the feelings of others. The character strengths emphasized in this game are kindness, self control, forgiveness, modesty, leadership, and social intelligence. Players practice describing how they would respond to various scenarios in ways that would demonstrate the six character strengths emphasized in the game.