The Art of Roughhousing

Good Old-Fashioned Horseplay and Why Every Kid Needs It
Original Publish Date: May 17, 2011
Product Number: EB00185870
Released: Jan 17, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781594745140
Publisher: Quirk Books
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Everywhere you look, physical play—what some might call “roughhousing”—is being marginalized. Gym classes are getting shorter. Recess periods are being eliminated. Some new schools don’t even have playgrounds. Is it any wonder children retreat to “virtual horseplay” via video games?

But Drs. Anthony T. DeBenedet and Lawrence J. Cohen are here to shake things up—literally! With The Art of Roughhousing, they show how rough-and-tumble play can nurture close connections, solve behavior problems, boost confidence, and more. Drawing inspiration from gymnastics, martial arts, ballet, traditional sports, and even animal behavior, the authors present dozens of illustrated activities for children and parents to enjoy together—everything from the “Sumo Dead Lift” to the “Rogue Dumbo.” These delightful games are fun, free, and contain many surprising health benefits for parents. So put down those electronic games and get ready to rumble!

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Narrator(s): Joe Hempel
Product Number Z100130404
Released: Jan 02, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781977320216

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