A beautiful, inspirational full-colour book for parents detailing how everyday activity can keep their children healthy, build motor skills and muscle tone and, importantly, aid brain development. The author is the founder of the well known Jumping Beans pre school exercise classes with her husband, a qualified phys ed teacher. The book has been audited by the respected American paediatrician Dr Bruce Perry and is written in a warm, accessible style that sets it apart from the 'hot housing approach' of so many developmental books. Its detailed explanation of how each activity works on an area of the brain is unique and important.
Sophie Foster is qualified in early childhood education and music and is the mother of three grown children. She and Jerome Hartigan, are the co-founders of the popular pre-school physical development classes, Jumping Beans, which has recently set up franchises in Asia.