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Well Balanced Child Movement and Early Learning 2ed

by Sally Goddard Blythe Hawthorn Press
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Pbk 304 pages
AU$49.99 NZ$52.17
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This is a fully revised second edition with substantial new material and a comprehensive index.        Children of today are more sedentary than any previous generation. Traditional outdoor games - running and jumping, hopscotch, climbing trees, playing on a swing - are being abandoned in favour of television, computers and electronic games. As a result concern about rising levels of childhood obesity and inactivity is reaching unprecedented levels.        Deprived of the crucial opportunities for exercising the body and the senses which prime the brain for learning in the early years, many children are, literally, unfit to learn. The Well Balanced Child is a passionate manifesto for a 'whole body' approach to learning which integrates the brain, senses, movement and play. This practical, inspiring book will enable parents and educators to help children attain their full potential:       -Why movement matters  -How music helps brain development   -The role of nutrition, the brain and child growth  -Practical tips for parent and educators to help children with learning and behavioural problems.
Sally Goddard Blythe is Director of the Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology in Chester which researches the effects of neurological dysfunction in children with learning difficulties and devises effective learning programmes. She researches, consults and advises schools, parents and professionals.

Sally is the author of A Teacher's Window in the Child's Mind, Reflexes, Learning and Behaviour and numerous professional papers.