Can’t Play Won’t Play: Simply Sizzling Ideas to get the Ball Rolling for Children with Dyspraxia

Book cover for Can't Play, Won't Play by Elizabeth Atter and Sharon Drew
Author

Elizabeth Atter

Sharon Drew

Illustrator

Elizabeth Atter

Book Summary

Learning to roller skate or ride a bike should be an enjoyable experience, but for a child with developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD, also known as dyspraxia), these activities can lead to frustration and failure. Can’t Play Won’t Play is full of practical information, tips and hints to enable children with DCD to access and enjoy activities that other children take for granted.

Whatever game you choose to try with your child, this book will offer handy hints for developing the necessary skills to make it a fun and rewarding experience. From football and rugby to swimming, skipping and skating, the advice covers all the regular childhood activities as well as games to improve physical organization and social skills. The authors provide useful equipment lists and safety tips, and include photographs and diagrams to demonstrate the activities. The delightful illustrations add to the book’s appeal, making it a friendly and accessible guide to dip into when you are in need of inspiration.

Can’t Play Won’t Play is an essential resource for parents, teachers and all those working with children with DCD.

DCD, Special Needs, Dyspraxia, Dyspraxic Children, Recreation, Social Skills, Physical Organization, Activities, Resource for parents and teachers

Age Range
Ages 12+ (grades 8 and up), Ages 4 to 8 (grades K-3), Ages 9 to 12 (grades 4-7)
ISBN #
978-1843106012
Publisher
Jessica Kingsley Publishers; Illustrated edition
Book Category
Dyspraxia
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