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.
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.
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.
'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
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.
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.
Focuses on childhood in several ways from childhood across change - the shift from hunting and gathering to an agricultural society, the impact of civilization, and the emergence of major religions, to globalisation and the spread of child-centred consumerism. This book highlights the gains, the divisions, and the losses for children.
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.
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.
This book investigates the relationship between ideas about childhood and the actual experience of being a child, and assesses how it has changed over the span of 500 years. Hugh Cunningham tells an engaging story of the development of ideas about childhood from the Renaissance to the present, including Locke, Rosseau, Wordsworth and Freud.
This reader provides a critical account of the theoretical and practical issues raised in working with children and families. It draws on debates from a range of disciplines to shed light on different perspectives, forms of practice and dimensions of policy.