The Well Balanced Child is a passionate manifesto for a “whole body” approach to learning which integrates the brain, senses, movement and play. This fully revised edition includes a new chapter with a story and movement exercise that parents can use to help children reach their potential.
This practical, inspirational resource will help parents and educators to understand:
- why movement matters
- how music helps brain development
- the role of nutrition, the brain and child growth
- how to help children with learning and behaviour problems
- Early Morning by the Pond – exercises and movements with children
Sally Goddard Blythe is Director of the Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology. She researches the relationship between physical development and learning. Her remedial programmes help transform children’s learning through movement.
Her widely translated books include The Well Balanced Child, Movement: Your Child’s First Language and Reflexes, Movement, Learning & Behaviour from Hawthorn Press, and Attention Balance and Coordination, The ABC of Learning Success.
“Goddard Blythe’s recommendations include music and singing, reading, conversation, optimum nutrition and family meals. In fact, she concludes, the classic Enid Blyton childhood, with country picnics, nursery rhymes and cod-liver oil, had an awful lot going for it.” —The Times
“A strong book with important messages about early years learning.” — The Teacher
“A magnificently titled and highly informative book skillfully written by a dedicated therapist.” —Harold Levinson, MD; Director, Levinson Medical Centre for Learning Disabilities