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.
Addressing questions about the cultural specificity of childhood, the complementary value of psychological, biological and social understandings of children, and the impact of policy and law on how children are dealt with and perceived, this will be a core text for many courses related to childhood studies.
'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
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.'
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.
Caring deeply about our children is part of what makes us human. Drawing on the study of human evolution and the authorA's own scientific research into how children learn, the author shows that although caring for children is profoundly important, it is not a matter of shaping them to turn out a particular way.
'This book is a welcome contribution to the literature available for early years practitioners. The clear focus on one child is an excellent antidote to the current risks of focusing so much in the general framework and learning goals for all, that we lose sight of how individual children negotiate the early years' - Nursery World
Considers the role of deception during adolescence, and explores the factors which underpin adolescents' choice to deceive, whether these deceptions will be successful, and the ways in which such lies could be detected.
Drawing on evidence from studies on both sides of the Atlantic, this beautifully written book from Judy Dunn, the leading international authority on childhood development, considers the nature and significance of children's early friendships.
FRONT COVER:- "Compelling reading for anybody who wants a clear, authoritative account of how our brain learns. It will enthrall the widest possible readership" Professor Robert Winston BACK COVER:- "This upbeat, fast paced review of brain research is a must read.
The Blackwell Handbook of Language Development provides a comprehensive treatment of the major topics and current concerns in the field; exploring the progress of 21st century research, its precursors, and promising research topics for the future.
With Berger's contemporary and compelling text, students learn how the basic ideas of developmental psychology apply to their own lives and the lives of others around the world. The ninth edition incorporates significant new findings, especially in the areas of brain development, culture, and psychopathology (including DSM-5 related updates).
Explores the role of technology in the lives of three and four-year-old children, considering children's experiences at home and in preschool settings from the perspectives of parents, practitioners and children.
This text links psychological theory to real classroom settings and scenarios, and is tailored specifically for those training to teach. The authors bring together key concepts and theories in developmental psychology and applys them to a range of classroom and educational settings.
This text shows that experiential learning is an indispensable part of a child's development. It gives teachers practical advice on how to incorporate enjoyable play-based physical activity into a curriculum crowded by academic attainment targets.
Takes insights from experts in children's development and explains how they can benefit your family. This title helps you understand your child and respond better to their needs, try out new approaches as recommended by parenting experts, and enjoy your children and learn to love the ups and downs of parenting.