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Title Physical education in early childhood
Author(s) Ericsson, Ingegerd
Date 2010
English abstract
There seems to be what amounts to complete consensus about the need, nay necessity, for physical activity. We must constantly move our bodies on its journey from cradle to grave, because the human body is so constructed. In the last few decades, this understanding has had a marked influence on research in the intersection of health science and sports. The latter is unchallenged as an organized movement whose be-all and end-all is body movement; the former has increasingly favored prophylactic over palliative care. A central theme is how to maintain the childhood fascination with endless variations of human bodily movements throughout the life cycle; thus the motor development of the child has been the in the focus of research. A leading Swedish authority in this area is Dr. Ingegerd Ericsson; her studies within the Bunkeflo Project has been groundbreaking in determining the relationship between motor development on the one hand and cognitive development and learning abilities on the other. We asked Dr Ericsson to read and review a new American book in this field, Physical Education for Young Children: Movement ABCs for the Little Ones by Rae Pica (Human Kinetics). The book, concludes our reviewer, works well within its own limitation, partly defined by a preference of words over pictures and a glaring paucity of references.
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Recension av: Rae Pica, Physical Education for Young Children: Movement ABCs for the Little Ones, 129 pages, pb., ill. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics 2008. ISBN 978-0-7360-7149-9
Publisher Idrottsvetenskap, Malmö högskola
ISSN 1652-7224
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
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