Communication & Help Seeking in Game ON

Game ON is a children’s book created to encourage resilience in our young ones.

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Through the guidance of the Gibbs reflective cycle, Game ON enables children to undertake a process of evaluation of the problems they face. Game ON allows children to review the verbal and non-verbal forms of communication. For example, Alex claims at one point in the story that there was nothing wrong, however, his body language tells a different story. Alex’s friends remind him that his body is red hot, with smoke pouring out of his snout. Children can use this aspect as a learning opportunity to review what happens to their own bodies when they get really angry. Children can review what they say (from a verbal sense) and how their body looks and feels (non-verbal signs). Game ON encourages children to honestly reflect upon their thoughts, feelings and actions, and how their behaviour affects themselves (physically, mentally and emotionally) and others. Game ON also helps to guide children to identify the issues at hand creating the conflict, and finishes with a solution-focused process to problem solving. In this way, children are required to recognise the issue, but are strongly encouraged to move on from the issue using their strengths.

Reflection in Game ON

Game ON is a children’s book created to encourage resilience in our young ones.

Learn about reflection in Game ON below

Reflection is a very important aspect of Game ON. Without reflection, there is a risk for poor learning and repeating past patterns or mistakes. Reflection provides a space for a review, through assessing thoughts, feelings and actions. Reflection is an essential component for learning when using the trial and error technique in making decisions. Children also use reflection to solve problems through task-oriented learning by considering old and new ways of working to achieve a task. This opportunity is presented in Game ON when Dusty provides Alex with a chance to think about the choices he has made in the past and the consequences associated with his actions. When Alex does calm down and reflects, he is able to see that his current choices are not resulting in positive outcomes for himself or his friends.