Active Bodies, Active Brains: Building Thinking Skills Through Physical Activity
By: Mary Ellen Clancy (author)Paperback
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Train kids brains with games! This text for classroom teachers, PE teachers, after-school and recreation leaders aims to improve child development by involving children in fun tasks. It offers a wealth of physical activities to help children develop physical, social and thinking skills. Based on cutting-edge research in brain compatibility, these games and activities help children: increase their ability to focus, integrate their movement with thinking, thereby developing neural pathways, improve memory, open up more areas of the brain to participate in learning, reduce stress and enhance positive feelings to increase their learning and include physical activity in their daily lives.
Mary E. Clancy, PhD, has been teaching for more than 30 years and has seen the thinking processes in her students decline during that period. An associate professor and co-ordinator of the PE teacher education programme at the University of Tampa, Clancy has studied the thinking and brain-friendly development processes, developed a model to assist in the development of thinking and made numerous presentations on related topics. A lover of movement and activity, she sees movement as the perfect vehicle to help children learn to think, be successful in their daily lives, make healthy decisions and become independent.
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