Child Development and Early Education: Infancy Through Preschool
Explores the period from birth through five years, addressing the major theoretical approaches to understanding development in simple terms (psycho-social, cognitive-developmental and behavioural). This text includes applications that practitioners can use in programmes for young children.
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3-year-olds 36 months ability activities adults aggression APPLICATION IDEA Assemble baby baby's ball become begin behavior blocks body caregiver child child-care center cognitive development color concepts curriculum demonstrate described developmentally appropriate developmentally appropriate practice diaper discussed dramatic play early childhood programs egocentric emotional environment example experiences facilitate feelings finger floor goals gross motor gross motor skills hands imitate important individual infant interaction language development Lanham Act Let children Let the children manipulate materials motor development motor skills NAEYC object permanence objects observe occur opportunity outdoors paper parent advisory parents pat-a-cake peers physical Piaget plastic preschool children preschool period prosocial puppets relationships responsive role schedule self-concept sense sensory seriation social sounds staff symbolic play talk teachers tell toddlers toilet toilet training toys understanding variety