Wrestling is non-violent play for children. We are familiar with high school and adult wrestling: athletic wrestling, and the staged fights in WWW in our popular culture. We might even be familiar with wrestling as a classic event in the ancient Greek pentathlon, and in youth festivals in Waldorf and other schools around the world. In this short video, Valerie Baadh interviews Dr. Edmund Knighton about the many benefits of touch, give and take, setting boundaries, and play gained through roughhousing play, even for infants and toddlers. Read how wrestling and roughhousing help the young child’s development here.
More: The Real Deal on Roughhousing by Valerie Baadh for education.com