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Author Losquadro Liddle, Tara.

Title Why motor skills matter : improve your child's physical development to enhance learning and self-esteem / Tara Losquadro Liddle with Laura Yorke
Published Chicago ; London : McGraw-Hill, 2004


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  155.4123 Los/Wms  AVAILABLE
Description xxvii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Introduction: Why motor skills matter -- PART 1: LEARNING TO MOVE AND MOVING TO LEARN: THE CONTINUOUS CYCLE OF MOTOR OUTPUT AND SENSORY INPUT: The system we don't see: Understanding your child's sensory (nervous) system and how it relates to movement -- Your newborn: birth to one month -- PART 2: FASTER THAN A SPEEDING BULLET: YOUR CHILD'S DEVELOPMENT IN THE FIRST YEAR: Shake, rattle, and roll: physical development and activities for the first sixth months -- Sit, squat, stand: physical development and activities for the second six months -- From cooing to babbling to sucking, swallowing, and chewing: your baby's oral-motor development in the first year -- PART 3: ABLE TO LEAP TALL BUILDINGS: YOUR CHILD'S DEVELOPMENT FROM ONE TO FIVE YEARS OLD: Your mobile explorer: development of and activities for your one- to three year-old -- Your walker and talker: development of and activities for the three- to five-year-old -- PART 4: SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: There is no such thing as a lazy child: how low muscle tone affects development -- Appreciating prematurity: the premature baby's special development -- Sensory disorders: manifestations and guidelines -- The most commonly seen orthopedic conditions in pediatrics
Summary Practical advice for parents on the interaction among their child's muscular, mental, and motor development. According to pediatric physical therapist Losquadro-Liddle, playful interaction beginning in infancy is crucial to a child's cognitive skills, language, speech, and overall emotional balance. Filled with practical, age-appropriate activities for newborns up to five years old, this book shows parents how to understand their child's development; integrate touch, movement, and body awareness during playtime; bolster motor skills; and develop appropriate play for each age level.--From publisher description
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-193) and index
Subject Motor ability in children.
Cognition in children.
Self-esteem in children.
Genre/Form Guide (Descripteur de forme).
Author Yorke, Laura.
LC no. 2003046108
ISBN 0071408185 paperback