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

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McGraw Hill Professional, 2003 - Family & Relationships - 243 pages
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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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About the author (2003)

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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