To Listen to a Child

Author: T. Berry Brazelton
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780201632705
Format: PDF
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Fears, feeding, and sleep problems, croup and tantrums, stomachaches, asthma: these are some of the problems that every parent worries about at one time or another. According to Dr. Brazelton, most of these are a normal part of growing up. Only if parents add their own anxieties to the child's natural drive toward master will these "normal problems" become laden with guilt and tension and deepen into chronic issues. If parents can learn to listen, to hear the stress that may lie behind psychosomatic complaints, they can not only remove some of the excess pressures, but also help their children toward self-understanding.

Growing Up with Literature

Author: Walter Sawyer
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111342652
Format: PDF, Docs
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GROWING UP WITH LITERATURE, Sixth Edition, provides a practical and understandable presentation of how to use children’s literature/picture books to enhance literacy and language development in children ages birth to eight years. All genres of literature are addressed, including ABC/Counting books, folk and fairy tales, fables, and traditional/contemporary fiction and nonfiction. Learners will acquire an understanding of the relationship between picture books and language development, brain development, media, and the community. They will also learn effective strategies for selecting and evaluating books, planning reading experiences, sharing stories with children, and using stories to help children deal with stress and problems (bibliotherapy). Other topics include integrating stories with other subject matter, and using puppetry, theater, and storytelling to enhance literature. References to the best of children’s literature over the past several decades, including 200 new children’s books, are provided. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Early Childhood and Neuroscience

Author: Mine Conkbayir
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474231934
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Early Childhood and Neuroscience is a practical guide to understanding the complex and challenging subject of neuroscience and its use (and misapplication) in early childhood policy and practice. The author begins by introducing the definition and history of neuroscience. The reader is then led through structured chapters discussing questions such as: Why should practitioners know about neuroscience? How can neuroscience help practitioners better provide for babies and children? and Is it relevant? Topics covered include the nature vs. nurture debate through the lens of neuroscience, epigenetics, the first 1001 days and a discussion on just how critical the first three years of life are to healthy brain development. The book provides a balanced overview of the debates by weaving discussion on the opportunities of using neuroscience in early childhood practice with examination of the limitations and ethical implications throughout the chapters. This enables students to inform their own opinions about the discipline and its use in their future practice. Clear explanations of the main terms and theories are complemented with illustrative case studies of cutting-edge research from around the world, a glossary of key terms and suggestions for further reading. Reflective discussion questions give students the chance to apply their theoretical knowledge to real-world contexts. These features encourage and support independent critical thinking, helping students to reflect on, evaluate and analyse a range of ideas, research findings and applications for their own future early childhood practice. Early Childhood and Neuroscience is essential reading for lecturers, undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field as well as for the new practitioner.

Raising a Happy Child

Publisher: Time Life Education
ISBN: 9780809459124
Format: PDF, ePub
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Describes each stage of development up to age six, offers parents advice on handling behavior problems, and discusses sex, stress, nightmares, divorce, and bereavement

Parenting young children

Author: Don C Dinkmeyer, Sr. PH.D.
Publisher: Random House (NY)
ISBN: 9780679732204
Format: PDF, Docs
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An easy-to-use, commonsense hand-book especially designed for parents of children under five.

The parents resource almanac

Author: Beth DeFrancis
Publisher: Adams Media Corp
ISBN: 9781558503946
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Covers adoption, advocacy groups, child care, consumer issues, disabilities, education, nutrition, school selection, single parenting, television, and toys

Healthy Preschoolers

Author: Alice R. McCarthy
ISBN: 9780962164521
Format: PDF, ePub
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First book to describe what preschoolers are learning about health & to encourage families to build on these lessons. Primer on nutrition, safety, sexual abuse, immunization, violence, conflict resolution, disease prevention, & mental health-issues treated with openness, awareness, & hope. Extensive listings of resources. McCarthy is uniquely qualified to write HEALTHY PRESCHOOLERS. Trained in early childhood education at Cornell University, she understands the importance of the family in contributing to the progress of children in school. She called upon the finest experts in the health & education fields to assist her. Dr. Kit Payne, Professor, MI State University says, "I applaud Dr. McCarthy for this valuable offering!" Dr. Eli Saltz, Director, Merrill Palmer Institute, Wayne State University, says, "This truly delightful book is full of good advice & is wonderfully interesting to read. Parents will love it." Dr. Charles J. Barone II, M.D., pediatrician at Henry Ford Medical Center, adds, "WHILE THE BOOK LOOKS DECEPTIVELY SIMPLE, IT IS CRAMMED WITH IMPORTANT HEALTH INFORMATION YOUNG FAMILIES NEED TO KNOW." Foreword by Patricia Nichols, Supervisor, MI Dept. of Ed. Order from Bridge Communications, Inc., 1450 Pilgrim Road, Birmingham, MI 48009 (810) 646-1020; FAX (810) 644-8546.