Your Active Child: How to Boost Physical, Emotional, and Cognitive Development through Age-Appropriate Activity

Your Active Child: How to Boost Physical, Emotional, and Cognitive Development through Age-Appropriate Activity

by Rae Pica
     
 

A guide to protecting children under eight years old from becoming either lethargic or high-strung

Today, many children fall into one of two categories, neither of which is healthy: one group is almost entirely inactive, and the other spends most of their "free" time in highly structured, overly stressful competitive sports that are

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A guide to protecting children under eight years old from becoming either lethargic or high-strung

Today, many children fall into one of two categories, neither of which is healthy: one group is almost entirely inactive, and the other spends most of their "free" time in highly structured, overly stressful competitive sports that are age-inappropriate.

As an expert on children's movement and development, and as a consultant to the Children's Television Workshop, Gymboree, YMCA of the USA, and other groups, Rae Pica shows how the right kinds of activities increase children's enjoyment of physical activity for a lifetime. With straight talk on what works, what doesn't, and why, Pica teaches parents:

  • Why raising a Super Kid is as dangerous as raising a Couch Potato
  • Unique activity ideas and the benefits of "cooperative activities"
  • How to recognize when a child is too active or not active enough
  • Why competitive sports programs aren't the answer
  • And much more

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071405584
Publisher:
NTC Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.76(d)

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