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Balanced and barefoot : how unrestricted outdoor play makes for strong, confident, and capable children / Angela J. Hanscom.

Hanscom, Angela J, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre.

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Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre 857 HANS 2016 (Text) 35200000724307 Stacks Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781626253735 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1626253730 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: viii, 244 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-232) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Why can't my child sit still? -- The body and the senses -- From restricted movement to active free play -- The therapeutic value of outdoor play -- "Safety first" equals child development later -- What's wrong with the playgrounds and indoor play spaces of today? -- Rethinking recess and the classroom -- When is my baby ready for the outdoors? -- Getting children to play creatively and independently outdoors.
Summary, etc.: Shows how outdoor play and unstructured freedom of movement are vital for children's cognitive development and growth, and offers tons of fun, engaging ways to help ensure that kids grow into healthy, balanced, and resilient adults. Today's kids have adopted sedentary lifestyles filled with television, video games, and computer screens. But more and more, studies show that children need "rough and tumble" outdoor play in order to develop their sensory, motor, and executive functions. Disturbingly, a lack of movement has been shown to lead to a number of health and cognitive difficulties, such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), emotion regulation and sensory processing issues, and aggressiveness at school recess break. Nature is the ultimate sensory experience, and psychological and physical health improves for children when they spend time outside on a regular basis.
Subject: Play.
Outdoor recreation.
Child development.
Topic Heading: Physical literacy.

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