Why Motor Skills Matter : Improve Your Child'S Physical Development To Enhance Learning And Self-Esteem
Publish Date: 2003-09-23
Author: Tara Losquadro Liddle
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Practical advice for parents on the interaction among their child's muscular, mental, and motor development
"Why Motor Skills Matter provides not only knowledge but a game plan as to how parents can help their little ones develop optimal potential via play, stimulation, and establishment of an appropriate environment." --Ruth A. Peters, Ph.D., bestselling author of Laying Down the Law
According to pediatric physical therapist Tara Losquadro Liddle, playful interaction beginning in infancy is crucial to a child's learning ablilities, language, speech, and overall emotional balance. Filled with practical, age-appropriate activities for newborns up to five years old, Why Motor Skills Matter shows parents how to:
Integrate touch, movement, and body awareness during playtime
Bolster motor skills
Develop appropriate play for each age level
Understand their child's development
Why Motor Skills Matter explains the impact motor skills have on the neurodevelopment of a child, helping parents participate more fully in their child's development.