Proud Parents' Guide to Raising Athletic, Balanced, and Coordinated Kids

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Format: Paperback

Vendor: Thomas Nelson

Publication Date: September 09, 2008

ISBN: 0785228225

ISBN-13: 9780785228226

Number of Pages: 320

Dimensions: 9.75 × 7.50 (inches)

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Winner of 34 different publishing awards, this 10-minutes-per-day comprehensive program helps children ages 0 to 6 develop coordination.

Tennis pro and master coach Karen Ronney offers a step-by-step handbook with over 200 games for parents who want to jump-start their child's fundamental skills, self-confidence, and sports potential while creating a lifestyle of family fitness. She offers an in-depth explanation of a child's development, their learning styles, with physical and brain anatomy and growth facts, and how simple, fun activities can be the key to unlock their abilities in every area of life. Includes recent scientific and academic research, progress charts, how to incorporate purposeful play, and even helps for families with special-needs kids.

Part One: How Your Child Develops

  • Learning Styles
  • Building Better Brains
  • Sensory Integration
  • Fine Motor Development
  • Right- or Left-Handed
  • Gross Motor Development
  • Coordination and Sidedness
  • Rules of Play and Praise

Part Two: Games

  • Warm-up and Stretch
  • Crib Capers
  • Athletic Activities One, Two and You
  • Building Blocks for Three Year Olds
  • The Golden Years: Four-to-Six Year Olds

Author Info

Karen Ronney, an accomplished NCAA tennis player and a world touring pro, used her bachelor degrees in journalism and public relations to become a seasoned writer for several prestigious publications, including the Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, Los Angeles Daily News,and Chicago Tribune. A professional journalist for more than twenty years, Ronney has also spent fifteen years as a dynamic public speaker and twenty-five years as a professional sports coach. Karen travels nation-wide as a master coaching instructor for various organizations, including the Special Olympics and the United States Tennis Association. She currently lives in San Diego with her husband, Doug, and their trio of budding young athletes.

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