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Why Motor Skills Matter

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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 ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 23rd 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies
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Smita Jha
It was interesting reading about how the different physical milestones affect a child's motor skills. We worry so much about when they talk and walk, but don't notice the smaller signs of progression. Don't read this book if you have a tendency to micromanage and worry, but definitely read this book for a set of activities that can actually help build those motor skills that your child might need.
Christine Turner
At only, 206 pages this is a fairly quick read.

Filled with practical, age-appropriate activities for newborns and children up to five years old, "Why Motor Skills Matter" explains that playful interaction beginning in infancy is crucial to a child's learning abilities, language, speech, and overall emotional balance. The author explains the impact motor skills have on the self esteem of a child, helping parents participate more fully in their child's development.

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Aug 05, 2016 Jordyne rated it really liked it
I now view motor development as important as good sleep, eating habits and brain development. At times, repetitive and wordy describing principles but many good tactical games, activities dispersed throughout.
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Jan 02, 2010 Sara rated it it was ok
I only read the section for Rex's age. Although it was interesting to read WHY motor skills do matter, I am more interested in reading about specific ideas for activities. I guess since I don't have tons of free time I'm focused on the "and so, now what" part and not the rationale.
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Reread in 1990.
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