Learning Through Play 2nd Edition For Babies Toddlers and Young Children

Author: Tina Bruce
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444169718
Format: PDF
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Praise for the first edition:"The key advantage to this book is the way in which it is easy to read and the amount of information it provides with regard to the role of play in supporting young children's learning." Karen Phethean, University of Winchester"This book is excellent. It is an invaluable resource for both qualified and trainee early years practitioners. Tina Bruce has a real talent with how she expresses ideas. The concepts are presented in an accessible way. The material is suitable across a range of levels of study." Caroline McGrath, Programme Manger for Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies, City of Bristol College in partnership with the University of Plymouth"I would always recommend books by Tina Bruce to my students as she is highly accessible, combining theory and practice closely together. They are attractively laid out and are therefore popular with students." Maureen Brookson, University of East AngliaProfessor Tina Bruce CBE, an acknowledged expert on play, clearly presents the key ideas and demonstrates the best practices for cultivating play in an Early Years setting. The book covers historical perspectives, how we can observe and study play, and the role of play in learning, developing abstract ideas, helping children to relate to one another. She shows that play helps children to achieve the highest form of learning in early childhood.This new edition of Learning Through Play will provide students and practitioners with an invaluable guide to the core values behind play, the importance of play for children from 0 to 5 years old, and practical schemas for getting the best out of play in an Early Years or Educational setting.It will be an ideal text for those studying play at levels 3 and 4, Foundation Degrees, Undergraduate Early Childhood Studies and Primary Education courses, Post-graduate study and for those working in an Early Years setting.

Teaching Young Language Learners Second Edition

Author: Annamaria Pinter
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0194403157
Format: PDF
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This fully updated second edition provides a comprehensive and readable introduction to teaching young learners. It gives an accessible overview of the issues, including child development, L1 and L2 learning, L2 skills, vocabulary and grammar, learning to learn, materials design, and policy issues. Integrating theory and practice in an accessible way, it draws onup-to-date research and classroom practice that is internationally relevant. New for this edition: • Systematic incorporation of ideas related to technology across all chapters • Discussion of current trends in the field of teaching young learners, including CLIL, online learning, issues of assessment, 21st century skills, and ways of giving children more agency in their language learning • A new chapter on intercultural awareness for young learners • Updates to research and practical examples, and new tasks • An extended final chapter on classroom research, complete with innovative ideas for researching with children.

Emdr for the Next Generation Healing Children and Families 2nd Ed

Author: Joanne Morris-Smith
Publisher: Academic Conferences and publishing limited
ISBN: 1910309206
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book is about developing an integrative model of doing EMDR psychotherapy in a multi-faceted way in order to get close to children's reality and to help them and their families heal. It explains how emphasis has to be placed on several fundamental elements including attachment issues, family dynamics, developmental psychology, neurobiology and psycho-traumatology meet and are enlightening. The authors point out the necessity of trusting the process; believing in resources outside of them; developing attuned relationships with the children and their families; looking at life through the glass half full. Bob Tinker has endorsed the book and said that ..".I am ... impressed with the way these two clinicians interweave knowledge of research, developmental psychology, family therapy, neuroscience, and clinical cases into a tapestry of understanding that illuminates the field of EMDR therapy..."

Introduction to Language Development Second Edition

Author: Sandra Levey
Publisher: Plural Publishing
ISBN: 1944883444
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Introduction to Language Development, Second Edition offers a highly accessible introduction to the complexities of language development. The textbook is designed for use in language acquisition courses in undergraduate and graduate speech-language pathology programs to facilitate both teaching and learning. Complex terminology and theories are explained through definitions and examples to assure that students are able to grasp the content. Within the second edition of this text, students are presented with language factors -- syntax, semantics, phonology, morphology, and pragmatics -- as well as the cognitive abilities that underlie language development. Multilingual and multicultural differences are explored throughout. Other highlights include: Within each chapter, case studies, chapter objectives, and study questions are provided to support students' understanding of the main pointsCase studies allow instructors to involve students more fully in classroom discussion, along with developing their critical thinking and problem solving skillsChapter objectives allow students to understand the scope and goals of the chapterStudy questions allow instructors to engage students in discussions of the material and assure students grasp and retain the informationTables and figures provide examples and evidence that elaborate and clarify the information presentedA comprehensive glossary of key words in each chapter helps students locate the definitions of key terms New to this edition: Updated to reflect current research throughoutExpanded focus on evidence-based practiceImproved readability through the use of boxes, explanations, and definitionsA greater number of figures and tables for deeper comprehension Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.

Making Minds

Author: Professor Henry M. Wellman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199334935
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Developmental psychologists coined the term "theory of mind" to describe how we understand our shifting mental states in daily life. Over the past twenty years researchers have provided rich, provocative data showing that from an early age, children develop a sophisticated and consistent "theory of mind" by attributing their desires, beliefs, and emotions to themselves and to others. Remarkably, infants barely a few months old are able to attend closely to other humans; two-year-olds can articulate the desires and feelings of others and comfort those in distress; and three- and four-year-olds can talk about thoughts abstractly and engage in lies and trickery. This book provides a deeper examination of how "theory of mind" develops. Building on his pioneering research in The Child's Theory of Mind (1990), Henry M. Wellman reports on all that we have learned in the past twenty years with chapters on evolution and the brain bases of theory of mind, and updated explanations of theory theory and later theoretical developments, including how children conceive of extraordinary minds such as those belonging to superheroes or supernatural beings. Engaging and accessibly written, Wellman's work will appeal especially to scholars and students working in psychology, philosophy, cultural studies, and social cognition.

Play and Imagination in Children with Autism 2nd Edition

Author: Pamela J. Wolfberg
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807771120
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Based on award-winning research, this volume offers new hope for children with autism by shedding light on theory and practice. It goes beyond the usual autism literature by including what is known about play with typical populations. The author traces the development of three children with autism (from ages 5 to 16) over a ten-year period. Focusing on two critical years during which the children participated in a peer play intervention, this book documents the emergence of remarkable transformations in the children's social relations with peers and symbolic activity. The text includes vignettes, dialogue, and samples of writing and drawing to bring the children's stories to life.

The Number Sense

Author: Stanislas Dehaene
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199910391
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Our understanding of how the human brain performs mathematical calculations is far from complete, but in recent years there have been many exciting breakthroughs by scientists all over the world. Now, in The Number Sense, Stanislas Dehaene offers a fascinating look at this recent research, in an enlightening exploration of the mathematical mind. Dehaene begins with the eye-opening discovery that animals--including rats, pigeons, raccoons, and chimpanzees--can perform simple mathematical calculations, and that human infants also have a rudimentary number sense. Dehaene suggests that this rudimentary number sense is as basic to the way the brain understands the world as our perception of color or of objects in space, and, like these other abilities, our number sense is wired into the brain. These are but a few of the wealth of fascinating observations contained here. We also discover, for example, that because Chinese names for numbers are so short, Chinese people can remember up to nine or ten digits at a time--English-speaking people can only remember seven. The book also explores the unique abilities of idiot savants and mathematical geniuses, and we meet people whose minute brain lesions render their mathematical ability useless. This new and completely updated edition includes all of the most recent scientific data on how numbers are encoded by single neurons, and which brain areas activate when we perform calculations. Perhaps most important, The Number Sense reaches many provocative conclusions that will intrigue anyone interested in learning, mathematics, or the mind. "A delight." --Ian Stewart, New Scientist "Read The Number Sense for its rich insights into matters as varying as the cuneiform depiction of numbers, why Jean Piaget's theory of stages in infant learning is wrong, and to discover the brain regions involved in the number sense." --The New York Times Book Review "Dehaene weaves the latest technical research into a remarkably lucid and engrossing investigation. Even readers normally indifferent to mathematics will find themselves marveling at the wonder of minds making numbers." --Booklist