If you are thinking of a career as an educator at the elementary level (multi-subject) this book is a must have, for your teaching library. It's a great reference tool and invaluable nowadays, since our government has continued to cut back in every possible way, slowly but surely we are losing our PE teachers and classroom teachers are now expected to teach physical education as well as everything else. The textbook is written in an easy to follow format and easy to reference through developmental stages. It will be a fine day when senators have their jobs eliminated due to redundance (HoR) and our children can know what it's like to grow up with PE, Art, Music, Home Ec, Dance and after school sports/activities as part of their regular curriculum.
This book is well-written and the material very applicable. At first I felt overwhelmed by how much information was presented, but now that I've begun reading the chapters, I see how necessary it is. It is a helpful text and an excellent resource!