Your Active Child
How To Boost Physical, Emotional, And Cognitive Development Through Age-appropriate ActivityBook - 2003
When it comes to physical activity in children Rae Pica says, We live in a world of dichotomies. It's all or nothing. We have parents whose children spend as much time watching television over the course of the year as they do in school and other children devoting 11 hours a week to participation in a single sport. Over the course of 23 years as a Child Movement Specialist, Rae Pica has developed an understanding and a strategy to help parents strike a balance between the couch potato and the SuperKid. Studying the importance of movement in children from infancy to pre-adolescence, Pica has witnessed what children can and cannot do - what they are and are not capable of -- physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively. She says the key to instilling love of physical behavior and striking a balance between the child who spends most of her time in a playpen or in front of a computer and the child who participates in soccer, baseball, and cheerleading most hours of the week, is to teach age-appropriate physical activity based on the age and stage of the child's development. For example, one of Pica's positions is that children under the age of eight are not yet ready to pla
Publisher: Chicago : Contemporary Books, c2003.
Characteristics: xii, 243 p. ; 23 cm.