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Reader review : "This book helps avoid tears at birthday time – absolutely great!  ... It’s very authentic and from first-hand experience.  My 5-year-old daughter celebrated her first birthday party with smiles all the way through, and her guests were able to enjoy themselves with her!  Thank you!" Patricia Vogler at Amazon.
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Youth leaders and workers :
The first issue of Competition-free Birthday: Teamwork Games for Kids was reviewed in the magazine "Youth and Me" (11th edition, 15 January 2008), which is aimed at youth leaders and workers:
"...The games are not only suitable for children’s birthdays, but also any other parties, games evenings, etc.  In my opinion, the games are excellently described in a clear and simple way." Monnica Klöckener in "Youth and Me".
"... You can get a lot of ideas for "normal" work with children here...  Very user-friendly, for example sorting the games into categories and adding an introduction to every game description..." Andreas Robra in "Youth and Me" see press commentaries

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Recommendation in the magazine "Sport in BW":
Competiton-free Birthday: Teamwork Games for Kids
to develop teamwork ability of Kids.
(Sport in BW 02/2010)
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Competition-free Birthday: Teamwork Games for Kids
, Non-competitive Children´s Party Games  video presentation  
cover Competiton-free Birthday: Teamwork Games for Kids
Competition-free Birthday: Teamwork Games for Kids
Your child’s birthday has finally arrived!  It’s a very special day that your child has been looking forward to for months.  Do you want to make their party an unforgettable experience, but fear tears, huffs or howls of fury if another child wins the games?  And do some children even refuse to play in the first place from fear of losing? 

There is much you can do to combat these sorts of mood killers - by carefully selecting the games.  The children’s good mood is not just down to chance alone, but can be influenced very specifically.  While traditional competitive games may provoke an atmosphere of rivalry among the children, non-competitive games reinforce the concept of working together. 

This book introduces you to both new and well-known games, some of which have been modified slightly to promote harmony among the children.  Get to know a wide range of indoor and outdoor non-competitive games ranging from the imaginative and creative, comical and fun-packed to the exciting and adventurous.  Lots of cheery black-white-photos illustrate these non-competitive games.

Contents  (Page)                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Acknowledgements (4)

Why Choose Non-Competitive Games? (5)

Non-Competitive Games (6)
    Prizes (6)
    Free Play (7)
    Playful Battle (8)
    Determining Turns and Pairs (8)
    Quiet, More Energetic and Rough-and-Tumble Games (9)
    Water Games (23)
    Fantasy and Story Games (26)
    Food Games (36)
    Painting and Crafts (39)
    Magic (42)
    Keep it Casual (43)

Consider the Age of the Children (44)

Build up the Suspense (47)

Themed Birthdays (49)
    Pirates (49)
    Rally  (51)
    Horses (52)

How to Lead Non-Competitive Games Convincingly (54)

Develop Your Own Non-Competitive Games (56)

Hints and Tips for a Successful Birthday Party (58)

Games Index (62)

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About the author: Ayleen Lyschamaya was born in Hamburg in 1966. She has a business degree and a doctorate in international taxation. Today she is a non-medical psychotherapy practitioner in Berlin.

In 1988 she completed her training as a dance and exercise leader and youth group leader, and since then has taken part regularly in training courses, particularly popular children’s sports. She has a nine-year-old son for whom she has organised some very successful birthday parties. 

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Why Choose Non-Competitive Games?

Many adults find it difficult not to be a bad loser – and it is even more difficult for children who have yet to learn how to lose. However, the art of losing should not be taught on birthdays, as these should be very special celebrations with lots of happiness, fun and a merry atmosphere.

In traditional competitive games such as sack racing or egg and spoon races, children are pitted against each other to create winners and losers.  Non-competitive games on the other hand avoid competition and instead often require teamwork.  They produce a largely imperceptible – but very important – mood of community spirit, while competitive games simply bring out conflict among birthday guests. 

In this book, I would first like to introduce you to different non-competitive birthday games, followed by advice on how you yourself can develop your own.  Some useful tips will also be provided, as illustrated in a description of a successful sixth birthday party. 

Games Index
The games in italics are competitive (for comparison). The rest of the games are non-competitive, but often have slightly different rules from the traditional games (see game descriptions).
Balloon Footy / Balloon Snake / Balloon Stomp / Beat the Pot / Blind Man’s Buff  / Blowing Cotton Wool Balls / Buried Treasure / Captain Hook / Catching Soap Bubbles / Cave Adventure / Chinese Whispers  / Clothes Peg Animal / Detective and Murderer / Disappearing Coin / Eating Marshmallows / Egg and Spoon Races / Figuring out the Puzzle / Fireman´s Fun / Flying Balloons / Foot Painting / Gathering Ghosts / Guess the Animal / Guess the Card / Guess the Taste / Hideout Land / Hit the Nail on the Head / Hose Down / Hot on the Tracks / Jelly in the Belly / Keep your Distance / Making Dominoes / Making Hobbyhorses / Making Paper Horses / Musical Chairs / Music Stop / Newspaper Boats / Newspaper Dance / Opening Presents / Origami / Paper Plate Ship / Pass the Cotton Wool Ball / Pass the Matchbox / Pass the Potato / Piñata Jousting / Pin the Tail on the Donkey / Paper Plate Races / Play Dough / Rally / Robots / Sack Catchers / Sack races / Sack Races Tag / Sardines / Shaving Balloons / Speed Snake / Spin the Bottle / Spoon Story / Stip-Stop Eating / Street Picture / Strung! / The Flour Tower / Throwing Water Bombs / Toy Races / Treasure Hunt / Unravelling a Human Ball of Thread / Waggle Balloon / Water Bomb Fight / Water Fight / Wrap the Mummy

Other books from Ayleen Lyschamaya:
Das Vaterunser für Mystiker
Harmonischer Kindergeburtstag: Kindergeburtstage ohne Verlierer

Competition-free Birthday: Teamwork Games for Kids, Non-competitive Children´s Party Games, Dr. Ayleen Birgit Scheffler-Hadenfeldt , English edition 2010 ISBN 978-3-8391-7076-2 translated by S.T. Paterson, paperback, books on demand, 64 pages.  Buy 9,90Euro or buy 10,90£ or buy 14.69CDN$ or  buy 14,90$

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