The Art of Roughhousing is an impassioned defense of good old-fashioned horseplay. Why does it need defending? Because it is rapidly disappearing, or disparaged as unsafe or “too wild.” Through research, and real-life examples, this book makes the case that roughhousing will bring you and your children closer together; improve their cognitive and emotional intelligence; and promote physical health, strength, and flexibility.
Observing Children . This is an excellent article that explains why it is so important to observe children to help you plan for their learning. It is somewhat lengthy and has video clips in it to show you examples. But most importantly I want you to pay attention to the first few paragraphs.