ERIC Number: ED206610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Children and Youth in Action: Physical Activities and Sports.
Riley, Marie; And Others
This booklet gives parents suggestions for helping their children's motor development by careful selection of physical activities and sports from birth through the teen years. In each of three sections, comprising birth to five years, six to twelve years, and the teen years, brief introductory passages discuss skill development and give specific advice on parent behavior and attitudes. The sections contain an evaluation of children's readiness for competition, a physical activity readiness guide, and frequently asked questions about motor skill development and physical fitness at that age level. Problems resulting from sex stereotyping and program and equipment safety factors are considered in a separate section. Arguments for and against competitive sports for children are presented. A youth sports evaluation guide presents a bill of rights for young athletes with guiding questions for parents. Among the concepts advocated are the right of children to participate in sports at a level that corresponds to the individual child's maturity and ability, the right to qualified leadership, and the right to share in leadership and decision making. (FG)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Washington, DC. National Association for Sport and Physical Education.; Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.