Foundations of Child Development
Series Editor: Pamela May
An understanding of child development is at the heart of good early years practice. The four books in this exciting new series each take a detailed look at a major strand of child development – cognitive, social, physical and emotional – and aim to provide practitioners with the knowledge and understanding they need to plan ways of working with children that are developmentally appropriate. Clearly linking theory to everyday practice they explain why practitioners teach in certain ways and show how they can provide learning experiences that will help children to become competent and enthusiastic learners. Whilst the series allows for an in depth study of each of the four major areas of development individually, it also demonstrates that they are, in reality, intertwined and indivisible.
Titles in this series:
The Thinking Child: Laying the foundations of understanding and competence
The Growing Child: Laying the foundations of active learning and physical health
The Social Child: Laying the foundations of relationships and language
The Feeling Child: Laying the foundations of confidence and resilience
January 30, 2014
What impact does children’s emotional development and well-being have on their capacity to learn? How do you provide learning experiences that meet the developmental needs of every child in your care? The Feeling Child thoughtfully discusses the key principles of children’s emotional and...
April 03, 2013
How do children’s early physical experiences influence their future health and well-being? What are the future consequences of a sedentary childhood on life chances and health? What importance do we place in the UK on sleep, fresh air, good nutrition and movement? The Growing Child thoughtfully...
April 02, 2013
What characteristics do children need to become motivated to learn? How do children’s experiences and relationships affect their cognitive development? How do you provide learning experiences that meet the developmental needs of every child in your care? The Thinking Child thoughtfully discusses...
March 21, 2013
What helps babies and young children develop proficient social skills? How do children's early relationships and social interactions influence their future emotional resilience and wellbeing? The Social Child thoughtfully discusses the key principles of children’s social development alongside...