Star Power For Preschoolers: Learning Life Skills Through Physical Play
Star Power for Preschoolers: Learning Life Skills through Physical Play
ReviewStar Power is a powerful tool to support children's healthy development. I'm delighted that Andrew Oser has written this excellent instructor's manual so that Head Start programs and other preschools around the country can now benefit from the Star Program. -- Angie Godfrey, Director, Alexandria Head StartWith clear, articulate instructions for us 'coaches,' [Oser] shows how we can involve young children in delightful activities that address a variety of needs - physical, psychological, and emotional...This book is a practical, simple, and invaluable guide to fostering play in early childhood. Every parent, child care provider, kindergarten or preschool teacher should welcome such a helpful companion. -- Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of The Magical ChildPhysical play has always been an important aspect of a childs growth. The goal of Star Power for Preschoolers, writes author Andrew Oser, is to provide a creative approach to helping children develop five important life skills concentration, relaxation, cooperation, imagination and self-esteem while having fun with physical play. Based on Osers highly successful Star Program, Star Power for Preschoolers begins by emphasizing the role play has in a childs development and then continues with imaginative activities and coaching tips. Clear illustrations and step-by-step detail help to explain each of the 60+ movement activities. A final section outlines how to begin to develop lesson plans for your own Star Program.About the AuthorAndrew Oser is the founder and director of the Joy of Sports Foundation. He developed the Effortless Tennis method and is the author of The Joy of Tennis and Joy of Sports Star Program. Mr. Oser has more than 15 years of experience as a consultant to corporations and nonprofit organizations. His clients include major corporations such as General Dynamics, First Interstate Bank, and HBO.
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