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Why don't children sit still? : a parent's guide to healthy movement and play in child development

Author: Evelien van Dort; Barbara Mees
Publisher: Edinburgh : Floris Books, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A practical and insightful book exploring the role of movement in child development (including spacial awareness, balance, coordination and telling right from left). Filled with reassuring answers to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Evelien van Dort; Barbara Mees
ISBN: 9781782505358 1782505350
OCLC Number: 1043831132
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Contents; Introduction; Part 1: Learning to Move; 1. Motor Development in Babies and Young Children; In the womb; Reflexes and early movement; Developmental milestones: one step at a time; Hand-eye coordination; Rolling; Crawling; Sitting; Standing and walking; Communicating; The emergence of a dominant side; Is my child a slow developer?; 2. Learning to Write; Should I give my five-year-old writing exercises?; How can I help my seven-year-old improve his handwriting?; In a world dominated by computers, is good handwriting important?; Part 2: Movement and the Senses 3. Some Theory on the SensesThe four levels of the human being; The twelve senses; 4. Touch --
for Exploring and Feeling Safe; The power of hugs; Massage for babies and children; 5. Life --
for Rhythm, Rest and Resilience; The three Rs: Routine, Rhythm and Rest; Developing Rhythm; Which musical instrument would suit my child?; How can I help my exhausted teenager?; 6. Movement --
for Healthy Activity; Why is my child so clumsy?; Which kind of sport would suit my child?; Avoiding sports injuries; 7. Balance --
for Strength and Poise, Inside and Out; Physical balance; Nature and spatial awareness Inner balance and resilienceMovement techniques and therapies; 8. The Feeling and Cognitive Senses; The feeling senses --
smell, taste, sight and warmth; The cognitive senses --
hearing, language, thought and ego; 9. Overstimulated and Hyperactive Children; Processing sensory information; Is my restless baby overstimulated?; How can I help my hyperactive child calm down?; 10. Why Cut Down on Screen Time?; Can playing video games cause back problems?; Is playing active video games as good as playing outdoors?; Part 3: Movement and Learning; 11. Learning through Movement at Every Age and Stage Learning through livingDo boys and girls learn and develop differently?; Why is play so important in the early years?; Why is my nine-year-old so insecure?; How can I engage my emotional teenager?; 12. Why Don't Children Sit Still?; Afterword; Notes; Resources; Further Reading; Copyright
Other Titles: Bewegen.
Responsibility: Evelien van Dort ; translated by Barbara Mees.

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'An excellent little book that sets out clearly why movement is helpful for children, and how we can support that as parents.'-- Juno'Van Dort's book is informative and pragmatic and the overall tone Read more...

 
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