Make it easy for students with little or no background in the movement sciences to understand motor development across the life span. The fourth edition of Life Span Motor Development contains more than 130 video clips on an interactive CD-ROM, access to 28 downloadable laboratory activities, and other features that bring the subject to life. The inclusion of the labs and video clips into the textbook offering effectively replaces the learning activities guide from the previous edition, allowing students to have one book for all their coursework relating to motor development. More reader friendly than ever, the widely used introductory text to life span motor development is an excellent resource that leads students through the principles, research, and applied practice of motor development from infancy to older adulthood. It will help students meet the minimum competencies identified by AAHPERD's Motor Development Academy as they prepare for the Praxis exam for physical education. Life Span Motor Development, Fourth Edition, continues to present current topics in motor development from a unifying model of constraints approach. Students learn to improve their problem-solving ability by looking not only at the individual but also at the environmental and task factors that may affect growth and motor development. In addition, a life span approach has been integrated throughout the text, illustrating the range of motor skills in humans ranging in age from infants to adults. In the fourth edition, the material has been streamlined into 17 chapters, and the following features have been added, making it more usable for teachers and students alike: · Inclusion of more than 130 video segments of developmental sequences on a CD-ROM that requires no registration or unlock code · Web access to 28 hands-on laboratory activities that present opportunities for students to systematically observe motor development levels across a variety of skills · Learning activities in every chapter that help students apply information to real-life situations · Observation plans for assessing motor skills via developmental sequences The following are popular features retained from the third edition: · Real-life experiences that are applicable to each chapter's content · Chapter objectives that list the most important concepts within the chapter · A running glossary of terms in the margin throughout each chapter · Assessment boxes to ensure that students learn about evaluation techniques and instruments in a consistent way · Interactive reflection questions throughout the text to help students master the material and test their learning as they progress · Concept elements that point out the theme of a discussion amid chapter details · Summary and synthesis reviews that help students integrate the different concepts from each chapter into a constraints perspective · Discussion questions that provide a quick review of topics covered in each chapter This user-friendly textbook will appeal to students and help passive readers become more active thinkers who understand how to apply information to solve practical problems.