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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'Michael Rosen, poet, broadcaster and former children's laureate, who is so genuinely passionate, so enthusiastic, so in touch with what it is like to be a child ... has written a book about how to educate kids at home' Guardian
Understanding Children's Development is the UK's best-selling developmental psychology textbook and has been widely acclaimed for its international coverage and rigorous research-based approach. This dynamic text emphasizes the practical and applied implications of developmental research.
A guide to child development, suitable for childcare professionals working in a home-based setting. It provides information for childminders and nannies on: development through the ages; providing play and other learning experiences; personal, social and emotional development; and, communication and language development.
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.
Filled with practical examples and real-life case studies to help students relate theory to practice, this text features all the major theorists and theories covered in early years courses, along with tips on where to find out more.