The Playgroup Movement

Author: Brenda Crowe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135031347
Format: PDF, ePub
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Originally published in 1973, this reprints the fourth, updated edition of 1983. This book defines playgroups, examines their needs and problems and traces the growth of the association to meet the demands of a lively and demanding movement.

Developmental Psychopathology Risk Disorder and Adaptation

Author: Dante Cicchetti
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470050063
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Developmental Psychopathology, Volume 3, Risk, Disorder, and Adaptation provides a life span developmental perspective on "high-risk" conditions and mental disorders. Moreover, it examines developmental pathways to resilient adaptation in the face of adversity.

Exploring the Contexts for Early Learning

Author: Rory McDowall Clark
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317383966
Format: PDF
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The concept of ‘readiness for school’ is attractive to policy-makers, but many academics, researchers and practitioners argue that an early start to formal learning may be misguided. This book introduces readers to an increasing body of evidence which demonstrates that young children need opportunities to learn and develop in environments that support their emotional and cognitive needs, offering opportunities to develop autonomy, competence and self-regulation skills. With advice on implementing research findings in practice, this book provides clear guidance on how to foster and develop these attributes, scaffold steps into new areas of learning and support children in facing new challenges. Chapters cover: Policy and discourses; Taking account of development; Approaches to Early Years Learning; The Diversity of Children’s Early Experiences; Transitions and starting school; Where to in the Future? Exploring the Contexts for Early Learning will be essential reading for students, practitioners, policy-makers and all those interested in the school readiness agenda.

Touchpoints Three to Six

Author: T. Berry Brazelton
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0738213004
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For decades, new parents have relied on Dr. Brazelton's wisdom. But all "Brazelton babies" grow up. Now at last, the internationally famous pediatrician, in collaboration with an eminent child psychiatrist, has brought his unique insights to the "magic" preschool and first-grade years.Through delightful profiles of four very different children, the authors apply the touchpoints theory (following the pattern of growth-new challenge-reegression-recharging-and renewed growth) to each of the great cognitive, behavioral, and emotional leaps that occur from age three to six. In the second, alphabetical, half of the book they offer precious guidance to parents facing contemporary pressures and stresses, such as how to keep a child safe without instilling fear, countering the electronic barrage of violent games and marketing aimed at children, coping successfully with varied family configurations, over-scheduling, competition, and many other vital issues today. A Merloyd Lawrence Book