Extraordinary Play with Ordinary Things: Recycling Everyday Materials to Build Motor Skills

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Extraordinary Play with Ordinary Things introduces games for children of all ages who have special needs and for children from 4 to 12 years old with normal abilities. Group games are adapted to fit integrated mainstreamed groups according to skill levels. Many of the games can be used with groups of elders in skilled-nursing facilities. Each chapter is divided into sections according to the skill that is being reinforced by the activity. Skills include gross motor, fine motor, eye-hand coordination, eye-foot coordination, spatial sense, laterality, balance, motor planning, rhythm, flexibility, imagination, and group playing.

Key Features
* Games can be played with both children and elders
* Contains games for children with special needs
* Includes games that can be used for physical therapy
* Encourages use of recycled, everyday materials

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Professor Eran Sher was awarded the John Orr Award in 1989 for leading research in mechanical engineering, and the Bergman Award in 1995 for outstanding scientific achievements. He received his B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and his Ph.D. at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. Sher joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in 1978. Shortly thereafter, he established the internal combustion engines teaching and research laboratory of the department, which was recognized as a center of excellence in 1995 for its research and development studies.Professor Sher is co-author of a fundamental-oriented based text entitled The Two-Stroke Cycle Engine, Its Development, Design and Characteristics, and is the author of a student textbook entitled Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines(in Hebrew). Other published texts include over 120 scientific articles. He has presented more than 70 papers in international conferences.

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