Learn how rough-andtumble play can nurture close parent-child connections, encourage resilience, and boost confidence— with 50 illustrated activities to get you started. Every kid needs horseplay! Roughhousing is an essential part of childhood development—but it’s increasingly overlooked in favor of screen time and structured activities. In Unplug and Play, a doctor and a child psychologist—both dads—introduce parents to the benefits of physical play for young children. Drawing from gymnastics, martial arts, ballet, traditional sports, and even animal behavior, the authors present fun fullcontact activities for parents and children to enjoy together, including: •Human Cannonball •Magic Carpet Ride •Pillow Fights... and more! With activities for everyone from toddlers to kids ages 12 and up, you'll build a foundation for a lifetime of enriching physical play. Previously published as The Art of Roughhousing in 2011, this updated and re-illustrated edition incorporates new child development research


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