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101 SIMPLE WAYS TO MAKE EVERY DAY A SPECIAL DAY! Children who move their bodies as part of the learning process are more stimulated and alert-and they retain more of what they are taught. By sharing the upbeat, joyful activities in Smart Play, you can enhance your child's intelligence, boost his or her confidence, teach academic and motor skills, and provide a lasting foundation for learning. Developed by Barbara Sher over the course of thirty years as a parent, teacher, and play-therapy specialist, this collection of 101 delightful, easy-to-follow games helps children use their bodies to master essential mental skills and concepts. You and your family can play virtually anywhere, with any number of participants, and without special preparation or equipment. So gather the children in your life and get ready to have fun as you open their minds and hearts to new experiences and knowledge. SPECIAL SECTIONS HIGHLIGHT: Encouraging movement and thinking Improving motor and social skills Enhancing language and math skills Fostering parent-child interaction Building on children's love of fantasy, action, and rhythm

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471466734
ISBN-10: 0471466735
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 193mm x 10mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Barbara Sher

BARBARA SHER, M.A., O.T.R., conducts workshops for parents, teachers, therapists, and children around the world. She is the author of Self-esteem Games: 300 Fun Activities That Make Children Feel Good about Themselves (Wiley), Spirit Games: 300 Fun Activities That Bring Children Comfort and Joy (Wiley), Extraordinary Play with Ordinary Things, Popular Games for Positive Play: Activities for Self-Awareness, and Different Drummers-Same Song: 400 Inclusion Games That Promote Cognitive Skills.

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