A large part of physical growth and development for children relies upon age-appropriate games and movement. In this episode, Sheila and Maria discuss how to nourish children through these developmental stages with a wide range of activities to physically and mentally challenge them as they grow.
"Time is a game beautifully played by children." - Heraclitus, 6th Century BC
In our modern society, it is becoming quite common for children to start playing competitive sports at a very young age. In this episode, Sheila and Maria dive into the risks of repetitive movement as well as the benefits of allowing children to explore many varying and seasonal activities as they grow.
It's our job as parents, to consciously create opportunities that challenge our children's development. This episode is full of ideas and resources to inspire play and movement for children of all ages.
Resources From This Episode:
Kim John Payne, Games Children Play: https://www.simplicityparenting.com/
Jamen McMillan, “Play, Games, and Sports in Childhood: The right thing at the right time”, Renewal Magazine: http://bit.ly/2rBIOVX
Anna Rainville, Singing Games for Families, Schools, and Communities: http://annarainville.com/
Wendy Suzuki, Healthy Brain, Happy Life: https://www.wendysuzuki.com/
Marian Diamond, UC Berkeley: http://lunaproductions.com/marian-diamond/