A Running Start: How Play, Physical Activity and Free Time Create a Successful Child : How Play, Physical Activity, and Free Time Create a Successful Child (Paperback)

Author: Pica, Rae

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- More young kids are over-scheduled: The over-scheduling of kids' lives and the best ways to foster children's intellectual development are both hot topics among parents and childcare providers today. Parents who enroll their kids full-time in special classes, extracurricular academics, competitive sports, and other structured, high-commitment activities can create a pressure-cooker environment that may actually interfere with kids' natural development.
- Advocates making time for play to improve kids' learning: Renowned educational expert Pica looks at the many misconceptions under which today's parents are laboring. Among them are beliefs that "earlier is better"; achievement is more important than play; parents must be the architects of their child's future. Pica's book uniquely shows that young children learn best through movement and play, plus offers age-and stage-appropriate activities that stimulate kids' curiosity of the world to help parents raise a lifelong learner.
- Practical advice: Among the topics she discusses are what kids really need to prepare for school, activities that help kids learn, what's most intellectually stimulating to a child, what to look for in a preschool, when to get your child involved in sports, developmentally appropriate games, and how to instill values in your kids, such as empathy, confidence, and responsibility.


Publisher Marlowe & Company
Mfg Part# 9781569242841
SKU 202951699
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1569242844
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0240
Publisher Marlowe & Company
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