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Published in Mid-Ohio Valley Parent Magazine: Your Partner in Parenting (May 2010)
Help your children develop their motor skills in The Out-of-Sync Child by Carol Kranowitz, M.A., and Joye Newman, M.A.
Child development occurs at different stages, but what can you do to help your child if he or she is a little behind, or “out of sync”? Based on the authors’ experiences working with children, this book gives you many different, fun activities to do with your children to help fine-tune their development skills.
Because sedentary activities can be a problem, the authors’ In-Sync program requires children to get up and move. The activities are organized into beginner (skills of a typical preschooler), intermediate and advanced. There are also “menus” of things to do when your child is out of sorts, at the grocery, getting ready to do homework, instead of going to the playground or video games, just because, before bed and for those interested in music. There is also a week 1-3 checklist before getting started.
Activities run anywhere from “Amazing Delivery Kid” to “Arm Circles” to “Singing String,” and much more. Each activity tells you what it will help your child develop and enhance, what is needed, what to do, how to make it more challenging and what to look for.
The Out-of-Sync Child is published by Perigee, a division of Penguin. It is $15.95.