"This is an important book [that] offers critical insights and the hope for a bright developmental future that all children, parents, and the professionals who serve them need." -T.B. Brazelton, M.D., Founder, Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Boston Children's Hospital
"Why Motor Skills Matter shows how children use their senses and bodies to explore their environments and what we can do to protect and strengthen this critical pathway for their development, health, and learning." -Joshua Sparrow, M.D., Director, Brazelton Touchpoints Center, Boston Children's Hospital
Learn To Use Physical Activity To Raise An Emotionally Well-Balanced, More Coordinated, And Happier Child
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 children from newborns up to age five, Why Motor Skills Matter helps you to:
- Integrate touch, movement, and body awareness during playtime.
- Ensure that your child progresses through the proper developmental sequence.
- Determine if your child has sensory processing difficulties or disorders.
- Avoid common developmental mistakes, such as using exersaucers, having your child wear hard-soled shoes, and promoting early walking.
Tara Losquadro Liddle, Mpt, has been a pediatric physical therapist in private practice for over thirty years. She is presently working as the Regional Director of pediatric therapy at a major healthcare company while pursuing a doctoral degree in pediatric physical therapy. She is a frequent speaker at hospitals, schools, and parent groups. To learn more about Tara Liddle visit www.taraliddle.com.