ERIC Number: ED420660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Games Children Play: How Games and Sport Help Children Develop.
This book presents games for children, teenagers, and adults, explaining how each game can help children develop in a holistic way. It begins by discussing tips for teaching games, how to deal with children who break the rules, and what type of equipment to use. The book provides help on how to approach play within each of the different age groups. The early years focus on singing, imitation, and finger games, followed by string games, chasing, cooperative throwing, and skipping games. Activities that encourage grace of movement, fairness, and equality are presented for children ages 7-10 years, leading to games for courage, accuracy, and gentle preparation for sport at ages 11 and 12 years. Games that encourage the renewal of traditional playgroup culture along with swimming games are described. The book explores spatial development in the form of sport, gymnastics, and outdoor activities for teenagers. It also explores children's problems with play and sport and presents practical solutions, noting the benefits of martial arts. (SM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Athletics, Child Development, Children, Childrens Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Movement Education, Play, Psychomotor Skills, Spatial Ability, Students
Anthroposophic Press, Lindisfarne Books, 3390 Route 9, Hudson, NY 12534.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
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Note: Illustrations by Marije Rowling. Compiled by Kate Hammond. Published by Hawthorn Press..