Understanding Child Development: For Adults who Work with Young Children
Designed for students in early childhood education teacher preparation programs, Understanding Child Development gives a practical understanding of the young child from the prenatal period through age eight. It 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 developmental level and social and cultural environment. Related to the child's development are current issues such as developmentally appropriate practice, development of early stages of reading, the role of technology in children's lives, the importance of brain development, and the factors relevant to children with special needs. These topics connect the text's content directly to problems adults will face when working with young children. Each section of the book contains critical social and cultural factors related to young children's development, with much new information added in these areas, including socio-cultural aspects of family, school, and community, and material on learning theories and diverse cultures. Up-to-date critical developmental research and theory support the text. It includes helpful review questions, further reading, examples, observation checklists, and references to aid in the student's learning.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Developmental and Learning Theories
Studying the Young Child
How Young Children Learn
24 other sections not shown
able activities adult affective American appear approach appropriate areas asked assessment attention baby become begin behavior believe birth chil child development classroom cognitive competence concepts cultural described developmental discussed early childhood emotional environment example experiences factors fathers feel Figure five four function give grade growth identified important increasing individual infant instruction interaction interest involved kindergarten knowledge language learning look materials means months mothers motor move objects observed parents peers period person physical play positive practice preschool primary problems programs questions reading relationships responses role says situation skills social speech stage suggests talk task teacher teaching theory things tion toddler toys types understanding unit usually writing young children