Why Motor Skills Matter by Tara Losquadro Liddle
Improve Your Child's Physical Development to Enhance Learning and Self-Esteem

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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 Laying Down the Law

According to pediatric physical therapist Tara Losquadro Liddle, playful interaction beginning in infancy is crucial to a child's learning ablilities, language, speech, and overall emotional balance. Filled with practical, age-appropriate activities for newborns up to five years old, Why Motor Skills Matter shows parents how to:

Integrate touch, movement, and body awareness during playtime Bolster motor skills Develop appropriate play for each age level Understand their child's development

Why Motor Skills Matter explains the impact motor skills have on the neurodevelopment of a child, helping parents participate more fully in their child's development.


About Tara Losquadro Liddle

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Tara Losquadro-Liddle, a practicing pediatric physical therapist for almost 20 years, was the coordinator of pediatric physical therapy at Lenox Hill Hospital as well as the consulting physical therapist for its Neonatal Follow-Up Program for premature babies.Laura Yorke is a veteran book editor and publishing executive.
Published September 1, 2003 by San Val. 288 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Pediatric physical therapist Liddle's commonsense guide to early childhood development advocates a body-centered approach to development for unsure parents, or nervous parents-to-be.

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