Physical activity and sport during the first ten years of life: Multidisciplinary perspectives

Richard Bailey, Jennifer P. Agans, Jean Côté, Andy Daly-Smith, Phillip D. Tomporowski

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Evidence suggests that the first ten or so years of life create the foundation for subsequent participation in recreational and health-related physical activity. This book brings together researchers and practitioners with expertise in issues related to physical activity, physical education, and sport during the primary/elementary phase of schooling, to explore these important issues. Combining inter-disciplinary perspectives, the book addresses the inherent complexity of researching with young children. It looks at the evidence on devel-opment during the first ten years and how that evidence relates to physical activ-ity and to sport, in pre-school, school and out of school. Finally, the book offers a series of national case studies, from Asia, Europe and Africa, demonstrating the importance of age-appropriate sport and physical activity. This is important reading for any student, researcher, educator or policy maker with an interest in physical activity and health, education in the early years or at primary/elementary level, paediatric exercise science, or youth sport.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages256
ISBN (Electronic)9781000336504
ISBN (Print)9780367370923
StatePublished - Feb 19 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)


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