Drawing from a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, architecture and geography, and international contributors, this volume offers both students and scholars with an interest in the interdisciplinary study of childhood a range of ways of thinking spatially about children's lives.
Presenting the latest thinking and research on how children acquire their first language, this book takes the reader from a standing start to the point where they can engage with key debates and current research in the field of child language.
Comprehensive guide to child development for Early Years Foundation degrees, Early Childhood Studies degrees, Level 4 qualifications in Child Care Learning and Development and for practitioners aiming for continuing professional development.
Covers the developmental issues from mid-childhood through adolescence to young adulthood. This book is suitable for those studying, training and working with individuals in the age range of 5-18 years. It offers an informative and comprehensive coverage of these important transitional years.
Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this book explores what it means to be a 21st century child. Enduring topics as well as new concepts of childhood are unpicked to see how they influence practice, policy and education in an ever changing environment.
Understanding Early Childhood is an introductory text for students on early years courses which offers broad and insightful perspectives across a range of themes on the ways in which we understand and study young children.
Drawing on research, The Baby Room considers development issues and research areas concerned with and in relation to the care and development of babies and very young children, with a focus on talk, relationships and environments.
Written by representatives in the field of early childhood from eight European countries, the contributors to this book analyze the history, philosophy and politics of the forms of provision for young children in their own countries.
In this practical and thought-provoking book, Veronica Sherborne shows how developmental movement has a crucial role to play in the lives of all children. The book can be particularly beneficial to children with learning disabilities, and children who are emotionally and behaviourly disturbed.
Aims to help trainee teachers develop an understanding of learning in the classroom, as well as helping them to develop practices, which can support learning. This book investigates the concept of learning, and book draws on evidence from interviews and observations, where both pupils and teachers reflect on what they understand by learning.
A cutting-edge exploration of what evolutionary psychology is teaching us of the development and learning of children, in the tradition of Matt Ridley's The Red Queen and Steven Pinker's The Language Instinct.
aeo Presents important data and powerful theoretical arguments about young childrena s social development. aeo A vivid, lively and readable book. aeo Judy Dunn is thought of as one of the most influential and interesting of developmental psychologists working today.
Implementing the requirements of the Early Years Foundation stage and the developmental needs of children, this book discusses both the theory and practice behind encouraging children to become engaged in learning. It lays out a series of practitioners' frequently asked questions designed to help you create a responsive learning environment.
Argues that Communication for Development is a creative way of thinking that can permeate the overall approach to any development initiative. This work draws on the stories of individual project leaders who have championed development for communication, and uses a range of situations to show the different possibilities in various contexts.
This accessible guide to child development, now updated throughout to reflect current policy (including the new SEND Code of Practice and the Early Years Teacher status), is for students of degrees and foundation degrees in Early Years, Early Childhood Studies and related disciplines and for early years practitioners.
Covering the age range of 2 to 18, the author shows parents how to recognise the qualities in their child that predict genius - creativity, motivation, determination, imagination and the willingness - and build on these essential foundations regardless of which field their talents lie in.
Explains psychological, neuroscientific, and philosophical developments in our understanding of very young children, transforming our understanding of how babies see the world, and in turn promoting a deeper appreciation for the role of parents.
Looks at the Internet, classroom culture, school violence, movies, television and a growing societal incivility to show parents and teachers where hurrying occurs and why. This book offers parents and teachers alike insight, advice and hope for encouraging healthy development while protecting the joy and freedom of childhood.
Helps raise the awareness of readers to how physical development impacts on various areas of learning and general development. This book encourages practitioners to think about what physical activity actually means for children and the importance of balancing risk and challenge, providing opportunities for children to be active and interactive.
Reports the work of a 20-year collaboration between 36 psychologists who have created and investigated a tool to elicit and analyze children's narratives. This tool is the "MacArthur Story Stem Battery", a systematic collection of story beginnings that are referred to as 'stems.'