Music Video Games takes a look (and listen) at the popular genre of music games – video games in which music is at the forefront of player interaction and gameplay. With chapters on a wide variety of music games, ranging from well-known console games such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band to new, emerging games for smartphones and tablets, scholars from diverse disciplines and backgrounds discuss the history, development, and cultural impact of music games. Each chapter investigates important themes surrounding the ways in which we play music and play with music in video games. Starting with the precursors to music games - including Simon, the hand-held electronic music game from the 1980s, Michael Austin's collection goes on to discuss issues in musicianship and performance, authenticity and “selling out,” and composing, creating, and learning music with video games. Including a glossary and detailed indices, Austin and his team shine a much needed light on the often overlooked subject of music video games.
101 Old Fashioned Activities NOT to Do With Your Kids
Author: Richard Wilson
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Richard Wilson is like the naughty kid poking the ant's nest with a stick.'-Times Online Kids these days are all fat, lazy and thick and their parents dont know how to bring them up properly any more. Theyre glued to their phones, play too many violent computer games, communicate only in text-speak and as a result have no imagination or any proper old-fashioned fun like we did when we were children. But is that really true? Were conkers, hopscotch and the hoop and stick really as stimulating as we remember? And were our childhoods as safe and carefree as the nostalgia-addicts would have us believe? Richard Wilson takes a cynical peek through times rose-tinted spectacles at 101 good old fashioned childhood activities. From skimming stones to starting fires, he remind us of the harsh and often high-risk, homemade games of our wild youth, and leaves us wondering how we ever survived.
101 Wonderful Ideas for Creating Memorable Time with Your Children
Author: Bob Hilton
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
Category: Family & Relationships
Dad, here at last is a book for both you and your children. Weekend Dad is full of enlightening anecdotes about the true meaning of fatherhood and how to enhance the loving bonds that already unite you. You'll uncover a fantastic resource for fun and positive parent-child activities, including: ·Making a family movie ·Community service ideas ·Cooking tasty treats ·Killer science projects ·Touring your hometown like a tourist ·Backyard bird-watching ·Flying lessons ·Inventing interesting gizmos ·Learning sign language ·And many more! Nothing is more important than spending one-on-one time with your children, and now you can get the most out of every precious moment. At your fingertips is the ticket to creative, affordable, easy-to-do, and fun activities that will help your relationship with your children develop extra-special meaning.
Written from a parent's perspective, this book gives a candid and thoughtful account of one family's trek through the world of Asperger Syndrome. The author makes it very clear that, while professional help can be necessary, parents are in the best position to make a difference in their children's lives and should be in control of, and involved in, their children's care and education. She offers practical and positive advice on topics including * diagnosis and self-diagnosis * dealing with your own reactions and those of others * types of school and homeschooling * medication * dietary issues. Written in clear, straightforward language, the book does not promote any particular therapy or prescribe fixed solutions, but aims to help parents to ask good questions and come up with answers to suit their own circumstances and children. Full of humour and common sense, Hitchhiking through Asperger Syndrome will make encouraging, inspiring and entertaining reading for all parents of children with Asperger Syndrome.
Learn how to incorporate adult play therapy into your practice with this easy-to-use guide In the Western world there has been a widening belief that play is not a trivial or childish pursuit but rather a prime pillar of mental health, along with love and work. Play Therapy with Adults presents original chapters written by a collection of international experts who examine the diverse approaches and clinical strategies available for successfully incorporating play therapy into adult-client sessions. This timely guide covers healing through the use of a variety of play therapy techniques and methods. Various client groups and treatment settings are given special attention, including working with adolescents, the elderly, couples, individuals with dementia, and clients in group therapy. Material is organized into four sections for easy reference: * Dramatic role play * Therapeutic humor * Sand play and doll play * Play groups, hypnoplay, and client-centered play Play Therapy with Adults is a valuable book for psychologists, therapists, social workers, and counselors interested in helping clients explore themselves through playful activities.
What We've Learned about Lasting Love and Overcoming Life's Obstacles Together
Author: Tony Dungy
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
What does it take to build a marriage that will last? Tony and Lauren Dungy have together known the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. They fell in love, built a family, and made sports history when Tony became the first African American head coach to win the Super Bowl. Yet they’ve also gone through difficult, relationship-testing setbacks, including job loss and devastating personal tragedy. In a culture where it seems harder and harder to make marriage last, what has kept the Dungys strong through it all? In Uncommon Marriage, Tony and Lauren share the secrets that hold them together, revealing what they’ve learned so far about being a good husband or wife; getting through times of loss, grief, or change; staying connected despite busy schedules; supporting each other’s dreams and goals; and helping each other grow spiritually. They offer encouragement and practical advice to equip your marriage to survive tough issues and flourish with joy, purpose, and partnership—in other words, to be a marriage that is truly uncommon.