Communication & Help Seeking in Game ON

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

Learn about communication and help seeking in Game ON below

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.