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Understanding Children’s Development in the Early Years

Questions practitioners frequently ask

Author: Christine Macintyre

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317690192

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Review of the first edition: 'This book provides a very accessible approach to building a better understanding of young children and their development and will be an interesting and useful read for both experienced early years practitioners and for students who are just beginning to build their practical experience.' - Early Years Update This highly practical and fully updated new edition is full of case studies and helpful advice on how to enhance our understanding of very young children. Through working with many practitioners in different settings, Christine Macintyre offers down-to-earth strategies to enhance the learning of children in their care, and asks: What are the key influences in encouraging children to achieve their potential? Are the four aspects of children’s development equally important and how do they interact? Does the play - based curriculum truly cater for children with a range of abilities and interests e.g. gifted and talented children and those who need extra support? What new ways are there of enhancing learning? How can we be sure that parents appreciate how we support their children in all aspects of their development? With examples and case-studies drawn from a variety of real-life nursery practices, these interesting and thought-provoking scenarios will help enhance and develop the practice of all students and early years teachers.

Understanding Children's Development

Author: Peter K. Smith,Helen Cowie,Mark Blades

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118772989

Category: Psychology

Page: 736

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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. It begins by introducing the ways in which psychologists study developmental processes before going on to consider all major aspects of development from conception through to adolescence. New to the 6th Edition: Increased coverage in many areas, including ethics; children’s rights; participatory research methods; three models of human plasticity; breastfeeding and cognitive development; fostering; non-resident or absent fathers; parenting styles in China; effects of domestic violence on children; physical punishment, and child maltreatment; the development and fostering of emotional intelligence; homophobic bullying and cyberbullying; and developing intercultural competence through education. There are entirely new sections on immigration, acculturation, and friendships in multicultural settings; disruptive behaviour and oppositional defiant disorder; sexting; and adolescent bedtimes. The Adolescence chapter has been extensively revised, covering work on the social brain, insights from neuroscience, evolutionary perspectives on risk-taking and peer relationships, romantic development, and use of mobile phones and the internet.

Understanding Children's Development

A New Zealand Perspective

Author: Anne B. Smith,Keith Ballard

Publisher: Bridget Williams Books

ISBN: 090891296X

Category: Psychology

Page: 358

View: 7584

This fully revised and updated edition of a fundamental New Zealand psychology text examines how and why children develop and how they are influenced by the people and events in their lives. Discussed are theories of development and learning, the importance of early experience, intelligence and assessment, and the family. The development of social behavior, gender roles, language, and thinking are also covered. The question of mainstreaming--the integration of children with special educational needs into regular preschools and classrooms--is also debated. There is a strong emphasis on local conditions and the New Zealand historical and social context. This new edition addresses the important issue of giving children themselves a voice, in order to better understand their development and to involve them in decisions about their lives.

Understanding Child Development

Author: Rosalind Charlesworth

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495809306

Category: Education

Page: 768

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This publication introduces you to the unique qualities of the young child as distinguished from older children, and demonstrates how to work with them in ways that correspond with their individual developmental level and social and cultural environment. The book also provides information regarding working with children with special needs, families and children from diverse cultures, new technologies such as Wii, assistive technology, RoboLab and e-portfolios and recent research about toddler empathy, mother-child conflict, IQ scores and intelligence, intentional teaching, play and much more.

Children and Play

Understanding Children's Worlds

Author: Peter K. Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444310993

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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The role of play in child development is a source of ongoing interest and debate. In this book, renowned expert Peter Smith offers an expansive definition of the term “play”, taking an in-depth look at its impact on children, as well as its adaptive value for birds and mammals, including primates. Using both contemporary and classic research, Smith examines how different age groups and sexes participate in a wide variety of play, including exercise and rough-and- tumble play, fantasy play and imaginary friends, and play with objects. The book gauges the function of play in early childhood education and makes the case for and against recess breaks in school. How play occurs in different societies and among various populations – including children with special needs – is also explored. With its comprehensive coverage of theoretical, historical, cross-cultural, and evolutionary perspectives, Children and Play holds significant insights for parents, educators, and clinicians.

Understanding Children and Childhood

A New Zealand Perspective

Author: Anne B. Smith

Publisher: Bridget Williams Books

ISBN: 1927131766

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 8829

Emphasising the voices and rights of children, international expert Anne Smith examines the latest thinking on children’s learning and development. Contemporary theories and research about children and childhood are explained, using observations from children’s everyday experiences and debates about policy. A sociocultural perspective presents development as driven by a child’s learning, supported by opportunities for reciprocal social interaction across diverse cultural contexts.

Understanding Child Development: 0-8 Years, 3rd Edition

Linking Theory and Practice

Author: Jennie Lindon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444189425

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Understanding child development 0-8 provides you with thorough coverage of theory about how young children develop and the practical implications of research. This book will enable students and practitioners to understand what happens within early childhood and factors that promote secure learning and well being. The author focuses especially on the importance of personal, social and emotional development, the significance of developing communication skills and the contribution of young children's physical development. This book is part of Jennie Lindon's series 'Linking Theory and Practice'. The established approach provides accessible descriptions of relevant theory and research, yet links this information closely to best practice with young children and families. The content and style of the series has been developed to support students on Early Childhood degree programmes, Early Years Foundation Degree courses, practitioners working towards Early Years Professional Status and also experienced senior practitioners extending their professional development and that of their team.

Understanding Child Development

Author: Sara Meadows

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134887914

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 3315

This highly readable text provides an exceptionally clear overview of the whole field of child development, from birth to adolescence. the 2-12 age range is strongly emphasised. All the main areas of child development are fully covered: * perception and understanding * cognitive skills * play and language * personality * social relationships The author draws upon the studies from a wide range of disciplines and shows how these contribute to our understanding of child development, clearly demonstrating how the information can be applied at home and school.

Understanding Children's Language and Literacy

Author: Teresa O'Dea,Penny Mukherji

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748739721

Category: Education

Page: 186

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An understanding of the way in which children's language and literacy develop is essential when working in an early years setting. This concise and accessible text outlines all the key issues in the area and explains the nature of language, the theories and sequence of language development and the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. The book also includes chapters on bilingualism, communication problems and working with the child who is deaf. Written by authors with many years' teaching in the field, this book will be valuable to all students of early years, health and social care, psychology, nursing and speech therapy courses and practitioners in these fields.

Understanding Young Children's Behaviour

A Guide for Early Childhood Professionals

Author: Jillian Rodd

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781864481631

Category: Education

Page: 185

View: 3518

A guide to managing young children's behaviour effectively and in ways which enhance their development, learning and self-esteem.

Understanding Children's Drawings

Tracing the Path of Incarnation

Author: Michaela Strauss

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 1855841991

Category: Education

Page: 96

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Michaela Strausss classic book is a pioneer work that can strengthen observation, understanding, and love for the being of the child, both in the parental home and in the kindergarten. First issued in 1978, this revised edition has improved reproductions and a larger format.

Understanding Children

Foundations for Quality

Author: Jeannette Harrison

Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research

ISBN: 0864316488

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 5192

Assists in developing a strong framework for successfully guiding and managing children's behaviour. Author Jeanette Harrison describes quality early childhood environments and identifies those aspects essential for the development of self-esteem and positive social behaviour.

Understanding Child Development

0-8 Years

Author: Jennie Lindon

Publisher: Hodder Education Publishers

ISBN: 9781444167184

Category: Medical

Page: 260

View: 6221

Develop your understanding of children's development with this key book in the 'Linking Theory and Practice' series. Understand how young children develop and the practical implications of research with this classic and well-loved textbook. Thorough coverage enables students and practitioners to understand what happens within early childhood and the factors that promote secure learning and well-being. The author focuses on the most important themese - the importance of personal, social and emotional development, the significance of developing communication skills and the contribution of young children's physical development. - Let Jennie Lindon help you to make connections between theory and practice - vital for anyone working in the Early Years sector. - Part of Jennie Lindon's 'Linking Theory and Practice' series - developed to support students on Early Childhood degree programmes, Early Years Foundation Degree courses, practitioners working towards Early Years Professional Status (EYPS) and CPD. - Provides descriptions of theory and research linked closely to best practice with young children and families.

Developing Thinking and Understanding in Young Children

An Introduction for Students

Author: Sue Robson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136478922

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 9867

Developing Thinking and Understanding in Young Children presents a comprehensive and accessible overview of contemporary theory and research about young children’s developing thinking and understanding. Throughout this second edition, the ideas and theories presented are enlivened by transcripts of children’s activities and conversations taken from practice and contemporary research, helping readers to make links between theory, research and practice. Each chapter also includes ideas for further reading and suggested activities. Aimed at all those interested in how young children develop through their thoughts and actions, Sue Robson explores: theories of cognitive development the social, emotional and cultural contexts of children’s thinking children’s conceptual development visual thinking approaches to supporting the development of young children’s thinking and understanding latest developments in brain science and young children the central roles of play and language in young children’s developing thinking. Including a new chapter on young children’s musical thinking, expanded sections on self regulation, metacognition and creative thinking and the use of video to observe and describe young children’s thinking, this book will be an essential read for all students undertaking Early Childhood, Primary PGCE and EYPS courses. Those studying for a Foundation degree in Early Years and Childcare will also find this book to be of interest.

Cengage Advantage Books: Understanding Child Development

Author: Rosalind Charlesworth

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111357463

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 768

View: 9264

UNDERSTANDING CHILD DEVELOPMENT, 8/E, introduces the unique qualities of the young child as distinguished from older children and demonstrates how to work with young children in ways that correspond with their individual developmental level and social and cultural environment. The text also offers an opportunity for in-service teachers to evaluate their views of young children and compare their views with those presented in the text. In each section, critical social and cultural factors are related to young children’s development; factors relevant to working with children with special needs are integrated throughout. Popular theoretical views of learning are included, as well as information about the importance of play and technology in a young child’s learning process. Other areas covered include developmentally appropriate practice, readiness, assessment, the importance of working with children and families from diverse cultures, the development of early stages of reading, and the importance of brain development. Throughout the text, real-life examples and anecdotes bring theory and research to life. TeachSource Video Cases, available on the Premium Website, provide an inside look at real classrooms, teachers, and children at various stages of development. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Advances in Child Development and Behavior

Author: Robert V. Kail

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080493297

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

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Advances in Child Development and Behavior is intended to ease the task faced by researchers, instructors, and students who are confronted by the vast amount of research and theoretical discussion in child development and behavior. The serial provides scholarly technical articles with critical reviews, recent advances in research, and fresh theoretical viewpoints. Volume 31 discusses chidren's understanding of photographs as spatial and expressive representations, school relationships and their influence on behavior, literacy and the role of letter names, emotion, morality, and self, working memory in infancy, differentiated sense of the past and the future, cognitive flexibility and language abilities, understanding children with medical and physical disorders, bio-ecological environment and development, and early literacy.

Understanding Child Development 0-8 Years 4th Edition: Linking Theory and Practice

Author: Jennie Lindon,Kathy Brodie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471866033

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 1435

Ensure your students link theory with practice with this updated version of the authoritative and accessible series from Jennie Lindon. Linking Theory and Practice has helped thousands of students make the right connections between their lectures and the real settings that they go on to work in. This latest edition of Reflective Practice and Early Years Professonalism provides a useful overview of the subject in straightforward language that allows novices to access the more complicated concepts. Jennie Lindon's trademark approach provides a trusted and authoritative voice for a wide range of courses, including undergraduate and foundation degrees in Early Years and Early Childhood, PGCEs and BEd programmes. · Provides detailed references for further reading with descriptions of 'key texts' for each chapter · 'Pause for reflection' feature provides numerous opportunities to think about the impact of their own role. · Covers the latest thinking on child development, including topics such as neuroscience.

Children's Early Understanding of Mind

Origins and Development

Author: Charlie Lewis,Peter Mitchell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317775228

Category: Psychology

Page: 493

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A major feature of human intelligence is that it allows us to contemplate mental life. Such an understanding is vital in enabling us to function effectively in social groups. This book examines the origins of this aspect of human intelligence. The five sections attempt firstly, to place human development within an evolutionary context, focusing on the possibility of innate components of understanding. The second aim of the book is to examine the roles of early perception, pretence and communication as precursor skills in the development of a grasp of mental states. Thirdly, attention is given to the possibility that children know a good deal more about the mind than is apparent from many studies designed to probe their abilities. Taken together, the chapters in this book mark a new focus within a 'theory of mind' movement, examining a group of skills in infancy and early childhood which culminate towards the end of the preschool period in a more mature understanding of one's and others' mental states. Drawing together researchers from diverse theoretical positions, the aim is to work towards a coherent and unified account of this fundamental human abiity. This book will be of central relevance to psychologists and those in related disciplines, particularly education and philosophy.

Understanding Behaviour and Development in Early Childhood

A Guide to Theory and Practice

Author: Maria Robinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 020384288X

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 3955

In this accessible and thought-provoking text, the author examines the behaviour of babies and young children in a developmental context, and takes into account the shifts and changes over time as young children grow and mature. Understanding Behaviour and Development in Early Childhood reveals, for example, how behaviour perceived as ‘difficult’ in a young child may be the manifestation of a response to emotional, sensory and cognitive experiences. Throughout the book, readers will find a strong emphasis on emotional well-being and the need to place our understanding of behaviour within a developmental time frame. Based on wide ranging professional experience the topics examined and discussed in this insightful book include: what we understand by ‘behaviour’ how the brain and senses work and mature during early childhood behaviour as a reflection of the child’s internal state what emotions are and how we learn what feelings mean to us as individuals how emotions affect our ability to learn how we develop a sense of self. The book provides suggestions for how adults may think about and respond to changes in children’s behaviour, and how we may support children in learning how to manage their own behaviour as they grow older and encounter wider and more complex situations. Understanding the meaning of behaviour is a constant challenge for anyone working with children. This developmental approach promotes a helpful reflective stance for practitioners and students working in early childhood education and care.

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