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Children's Spatialities: Embodiment, Emotion and Agency

Hardback, 20/10/2015, £99.99
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.

Child Language: Acquisition and Development 2ed

Paperback, 01/11/2017, £33.99
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.

Understanding Child Development 2ed

Paperback, 28/05/2010, £22.99
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.

Child Development: A Practical Introduction 2nd ed.

Paperback, 23/03/2017, £26.99
A clear and student friendly introduction to the field of child development, from a psychological approach.

Sociology of Children, Childhood and Generation

Paperback, 01/12/2015, £31.99
An accessible exploration of the macro/micro question in relation to the sociology of childhood. A thoughtful yet approachable textbook with broad appeal across the social sciences.

S/NVQ Book

Paperback, 01/07/2007, £21.00

What Does It Mean To Be Two?

Paperback, 01/06/2008, £15.99

What Does It Mean To Be Three?

Paperback, 01/06/2008, £15.99

What Does It Mean To Be One?

Paperback, 01/11/2009, £15.99

Understanding children & young people;development from 5-18

Paperback, 25/05/2007, £24.99
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.

S/NVQ Level 2 Children's Care Learning and Development

Paperback, 20/03/2008, £28.99
Gives a complete Level 2 NVQ/SVQ CCLD coverage. This work has reference to the legislation and frameworks, making it the relevant and useful.

Science inside the Child: The story of what happens when we're growing up

Paperback, 01/12/2016, £24.99
This accessible, engaging and informative book examines the different influences on child development, according to science. There is a lot of science about children, from new work in neuroscience and attachment, to evolutionary theory and genetics. This book brings it all together to see how the scientific picture compares with the everyday one we all have as parents, educators and carers.

Childhood Today

Paperback, 07/08/2017, £26.99
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.

You, Your Child and School

Hardback, 13/03/2018, £18.99

Understanding Early Childhood: Issues and Controversies: Issues and Controversies

Paperback, 16/05/2014, £30.99
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.

Child Development: Concepts and Theories

Paperback, 23/04/2018, £31.99
Written for undergraduates, this book will become crucial to any student wanting a key to unlock the world of child development, by ensuring they understand the main concepts in the discipline.

Child Development 10ed

Paperback, 15/06/2018, £167.99

Student's Guide to Developmental Psychology

Paperback, 10/10/2014, £44.99

Child Observation: A Guide for Students of Early Childhood

Paperback, 12/10/2019, £25.99
This is a key text that enables students to appreciate and understand the central role of observation in understanding, planning for and educating early years children.

Child Development 9ed HB

Hardback, 15/03/2012, £177.99

Lifespan Development, Global 8ed

Paperback, 02/08/2019, £47.99

Understanding Cognitive Development

Paperback, 02/04/2015, £33.99
This student-focused exploration of cognitive development takes an evidence-based approach, exploring both theory and applied research. Ideal for students studying in psychology, health and education departments.

Language, Literacy and Communication in the Early Years:: A critical foundation

Paperback, 18/01/2016, £24.99
An essential text for students and practitioners on the development and acquisition of language and literacy in the early years.

Mary Sheridan's From Birth to Five Years: Children's Developmental Progress 5ED

Paperback, 25/11/2021, £19.99
This new edition of a classic text is the go-to reference for anyone concerned with the developmental progress of pre-school children. It provides the knowledge required for understanding children's developmental progress with age and within each developmental domain.

The Good Enough Parent: How to raise contented, interesting and resilient children

Hardback, 09/09/2021, £15.00
A parenting guide providing compassionate instruction and insight into raising a resilient well-balanced child.

Young Children's Health and Wellbeing: from birth to 11

Paperback, 18/05/2022, £22.99
This book supports those training to work with young children to explore the many factors that impact on child health and wellbeing.

Exploring Child Development

Paperback, 21/03/2018, £98.99

Baby Room: Principles, Policy and Practice

Paperback, 01/03/2013, £26.99
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.

Educational provision for our youngest children

Paperback, 28/09/1993, £47.99
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.

Developmental Movement for Children

Paperback, 10/09/2001, £24.99
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.

Child Development 9ed

Paperback, 14/03/2012, £177.99
This edition of this topical approach to child development continues its tradition of utilizing cutting-edge research and pedagogy.

Working with Babies and Children: From Birth to Three 2ed

Paperback, 21/03/2013, £29.99
Fully updated edition of essential resource for all who work with children under three, combining theory and practice.


Paperback, 17/03/2011, £28.99
Written by a leading author, this popular book explains schemas - a key early childhood concept - in an accessible manner, making it perfect for any early childhood course.

Thinking Children: Learning About Schemas

Paperback, 01/08/2008, £22.99
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.

How Babies Think: The Science of Childhood

Paperback, 05/07/2001, £9.99
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.

Beginnings of Social Understanding

Paperback, 22/09/1988, £36.50
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.

Cradle Of Thought : Exploring the origins of Thinking

Paperback, 07/05/2004, £12.99
A riveting insight from a renowned pyschologist into how infants learn to think

Communication for Another Development: Listening before Telling

Paperback, 23/07/2009, £27.99
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.

Child Development in Practice: Responsive Teaching and Learning from Birth to Five

Paperback, 03/11/2010, £24.99
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.

Nature of Adolescence 4ed

Paperback, 24/11/2010, £38.99
The new edition of this successful textbook provides an up-to-date introduction to all of the key features of adolescent development. This is an essential text for anyone studying human development at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as on postgraduate courses for professionals including teachers, social workers, health workers, counsellors, and youth workers.

Philosophical Baby

Paperback, 06/08/2009, £14.99
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.

Praise, Motivation, and the Child

Paperback, 12/06/2012, £32.99

Creating a Learning Environment for Babies and Toddlers

Paperback, 21/02/2012, £31.99
Provides guidance on how to create a supportive environment for toddlers

Too Much, Too Soon?: Early Learning and the Erosion of Childhood

Paperback, 06/09/2011, £20.00
Twenty-three hard-hitting chapters from leading educators and parents, advocating alternative ways ahead for better policy-making and 'right learning at the right time' .
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