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:
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"Rae Pica has put together a wonderful resource of information and advice for parents on movement, physical activity, motor skills, fitness, sports, and good old 'active play'! In its pages parents, educators, and health professionals will find the answers to important questions that come up over and over again."
--Christine L. Williams, M.D., M.P.H., professor of clinical pediatrics, Columbia University, and author of Healthy Start
"Rae Pica provides practical information that will help parents make good choices to benefit the 'whole development' of young children, both physically, socially/emotionally, and intellectually."
--Dr. Rebecca Isbell, director of the Center of Excellence in Early Childhood Learning and Development, East Tennessee State University
"This book is one of the finest, most comprehensive resources on why children need to move. It is packed with real-world practical suggestions and fits with the latest brain research. Bravo!"
--Eric Jensen, author of Teaching with the Brain in Mind
"A wealth of information that enables parents to be a vital part of their child's healthy development."
--Rhonda Clements, president of the American Association for the Child's Right to Play
You may be surprised to discover that too much or too little activity are equally damaging to young children. In Your Active Child, Rae Pica helps you instill a genuine love for physical activity early in your child's life. She outlines many age-appropriate activities and play based on the stage of your child's development, from infancy to preadolescence.
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Rae Pica is a movement education consultant and the founder of Moving &Learning. She is an adjunct faculty with the kinesiology department at the University of New Hampshire, and is a frequent keynote speaker at professional and academic conferences.
She is also the author of Experiences in Movement and the YMCA Preschool Movement and Health Program.
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