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10 Days to a Less Defiant Child, second edition: The Breakthrough Program for Overcoming Your Child’s Difficult Behavior

 

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Bernstein, Jeffrey|Ph.D., Jeffrey Bernstein

Occasional clashes between parents and children are not uncommon, but when defiant behaviorincluding tantrums, resistance to chores, and negativitybecomes chronic, it causes big problems within the family. In 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child, family and child psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein shares a groundbreaking ten-day program to help parents understand their child’s behavior and regain control of their household.In this updated edition, parents will learn how to face new challenges, including defiance resulting from excessive technology use (even to the point of addiction) and the stress of modern family life. Dr. Bernstein explains what causes defiance in kids and why it’s so destructive to the family, then offers parents a step“by“step guide on how to reduce conflict and end upsetting behaviors. Search

Animal Play: Evolutionary, Comparative and Ecological Perspectives

 

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Bekoff, Marc|Byers, John A.

Why do animals play? Play has been described in animals as diverse as reptiles, birds and mammals, so what benefits does it provide and how did it evolve? Careful, quantitative studies of social, locomotor and object play behavior are now beginning to answer these questions and shed light on many other aspects of both animal and human behavior. This unique interdisciplinary volume brings together the major findings about play in a wide range of species including humans. Topics about play include the evolutionary history of play, play structure, function and development, and sex and individual differences. Animal Play is destined to become the benchmark volume in this subject for many years to come, and will provide a source of inspiration and understanding for students and researchers in behavioral biology, neurobiology, psychology and anthropology. Search

Attachment in Common Sense and Doodles: A Practical Guide

 

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Silver, Miriam

Attachment is a word used to describe a simple idea the relationship with someone you love or whose opinions are important to you so why is so much of the language relating to attachment so obscure, and why is it so challenging to help children who lack healthy attachment bonds?Attachment in Common Sense and Doodles aims to bring some clarity and simplicity to the subject. Providing grounded information and advice accompanied by a series of simple ‘doodles’ throughout, it explains attachment in language that is easy to understand and describes how to apply this information in everyday life. It describes how the attachment patterns in children who are adopted or fostered differ, summarises the latest research in the field and provides advice on how to repair attachment difficulties and to build secure, loving relationships.Covering all of the ‘need to know’ issues including how to spot attachment difficulties, build resilience and empathy and responding to problematic behaviour, this book will be an invaluable resource for families and professionals caring for children who are fostered, adopted or who have experienced early trauma. Search

Behaviour in the Early Years

 

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Glenn, Angela|Cousins, Jacquie|Helps, Alicia

Behaviour in the Early Years provides hands-on, tried and tested strategies to help you respond instantly and effectively to behaviour problems.This accessible and practical book helps readers to understand why children behave as they do and encourages them to think about how they handle difficult situations. This second edition has been updated and revised to include additional guidance on managing the outdoor environment, communicating with parents, the transition from home to nursery and safeguarding children.Features include:helpful explanations of responsibilities in relation to the Code of Practice and SENDA photocopiable record sheets social and emotional development checklists a wide range of case studies to illustrate how strategies work in practice.With ideas and strategies that can easily be absorbed into the daily routine, this book is essential reading for practitioners in all early years settings looking for effective ways to deal with challenging behaviour. Search

Behaviour Problems in Young Children

 

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Douglas, Jo|Jo, Douglas

First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. Search

Brain Rules for Baby

 

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Medina, John

What’s the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy? What does watching TV do to a child’s brain? What’s the best way to handle temper tantrums? Scientists know.In his New York Times bestseller Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina showed us how our brains really workand why we ought to redesign our workplaces and schools. Now, in Brain Rules for Baby, he shares what the latest science says about how to raise smart and happy children from zero to five. This book is destined to revolutionize parenting. Just one of the surprises: The best way to get your children into the college of their choice? Teach them impulse control.Brain Rules for Baby bridges the gap between what scientists know and what parents practice. Through fascinating and funny stories, Medina, a developmental molecular biologist and dad, unravels how a child’s brain develops – and what you can do to optimize it.You will view your childrenand how to raise themin a whole new light. You’ll learn:Where nature ends and nurture beginsWhy men should do more household choresWhat you do when emotions run hot affects howyour baby turns out, because babies need to feel safeabove allTV is harmful for children under 2Your child’s ability to relate to others predicts herfuture math performanceSmart and happy are inseparable. Pursuing your child’sintellectual success at the expense of his happinessachieves neitherPraising effort is better than praising intelligenceThe best predictor of academic performance is notIQ. It’s self-controlWhat you do right nowbefore pregnancy, during pregnancy, and through the first five yearswill affect your children for the rest of their lives. Brain Rules for Baby is an indispensable guide. Search

Brain’s Behind It: New Knowledge about the Brain and Learning, The

 

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Smith, Alistair

If you want to know more about the brain and learning, this is the book you need. In what promises to become the bible of the brain-based learning movement, Alistair Smith guides the reader through the development cycle of the brain and then describes what helps and hinders learning. A fascinating, highly topical and well researched book that answers your questions and gives you guidance. – How do I help my child improve at maths? – What is the best time for my child to begin formal learning? – Can I control my own fears? If so, how? – What factors in a mother’s lifestyle will influence her baby’s learning? – What is the best time to learn any language? – Why will the children in my class not sit still? – Can you teach intelligence? – How does sleep improve all-round memory and recall? – What happens to my brain as I age? – How can I recognise a learner under stress? What can I do about it? – What should I know about differences in the left and right sides of my brain? – Should we teach boys and girls separately? – What is a memory? Does it exist somewhere in the brain? – What does brain science tell us about selection by ability?The Brain’s Behind It identifies fallacies, fads and facts about the brain and learning and gives recommendations for parents, educators and policy-makers. Search

Chasing Ideas: The Fun of Freeing Your Child’s Imagination

 

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Durham, Christine|Durham, Chris

In Chasing Ideas Christine has compiled a treasure trove of techniques and tips to help parents encourage children’s curiosity about the world. It urges parents and teachers to discover how discussing ideas with their children can be an enjoyable and creative activity for everyone.Full of anecdotes, witty asides and attractive illustrations, the book is a guide through the process of feeling the imagination, curiosity and creativity of the children we come into contact with, enabling them to think for themselves.’- Home and Family’Chasing Ideas is written by a Mother of four and a Grandmother of six and presents ideas to encourage children to enter into lively discussions and to help encourage them to explore ideas, think, judge, make decisions and communicate effectively, as well as to develop these skills into adulthood. It offers advice, techniques and activities to help children free their imagination, curiosity and creativity by encouraging them to chase ideas and think for themselves; fall in love with ideas so they love to learn, learn to learn and have fun learning; how to unlock their minds and their potential to become ingenious thinkers. It also suggests using the ‘Handy Thinking’ tools – practical thinking skills that are fun and easy to remember and use. There are parts of this book, which will already be like second nature to some, but it offers some interesting ideas for discussion topics you might not have considered. It also might be of value to those de-schooling their children, by providing ideas to help their children free their minds and chase their ideas!’- Education Otherwise’Intended for parents and teachers, this book aims to help children be better thinkers and to help adults enjoy exploring ideas with children. It is a very practical, accessible book full of projects and exercises to encourage children to notice more and reflect on what they have noticed in a way that engages their imagination and really gets them thinking.’- Learning Support’Chasing Ideas encourages children aged three to 15 to discover their imagination. It has a collection of activities that will help give children confidence in their own ideas. There are also techniques and tips to help children make their own judgements and communicate effectively. The author draws upon her own experience with her children and grandchildren and has also presented 4,000 workshps on teaching thinking skills to schoolchildren.’- Children Now’The most important thing parents can do for their children is to encourage them to think. Children really enjoy thinking and this book builds on that enjoyment. To have confidence in one’s own thinking is the foundation for a happy and successful life.’­ Edward de BonoChristine Durham shows how to help children be better, brighter thinkers and helps parents and teachers discover the joys of discussing ideas with children. Chasing Ideas shows parents of children aged 3 to 15 how to encourage them to explore ideas, think, judge, make decisions and communicate effectively and to develop these important life skills to take into adulthood. The author’s treasure trove of techniques, tips and activities will help children:let their imagination and natural curiosity reign free and find out about why things happen, how things are and how they might befall in love with ideas so that they see and understand more, and think creativelyunlock their minds and their potential to become ingenious thinkers, andopen up issues and explore ideas by using the `Handy Thinking’ tools – practical thinking skills that are fun and easy to remember.Chasing Ideas will help parents and teachers enrich, broaden and deepen their relationships with children; expand their children’s horizons; explore issues, ideas and understanding with children in a delightful way. It will also empower children, and enhance their self-confidence and self-esteem. Search

Child Development

 

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Brennand, Heather|Fairclough, Judith|Rees, Enid|Nicholson, Eileen|Hall, Valerie

This fresh and clear introduction to Child Development will be a valuable core text for students. The authors have taken a thoroughly up to date approach to all the topics of the main GCSE syllabuses – the book is especially appropriate for the new AQA syllabus and is the recommended text for that board. As a basic introduction to the subject, the book will also be useful on a wide range of other child care courses. Search

Child Development

 

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Meggitt, Carolyn

Fully updated and restructured so learners can match the new EYFS key areas and can be sure they have the most up-to-date information. Includes a DVD providing video clips of children s developmental stages at all ages which gives learners the opportunity to experience this important area of child development. Chapter 12-16 has been extended to include young people up to age 19 so learners have all the information they need for all age ranges. Brand new photos in the theorist section help to bring learning to life and give learners a clear visual reference to what the theories actually look like in practice. Search

Child Development and the Brain: An Introduction

 

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Abbott, Rob|Burkitt, Esther

This accessibly written book explores how increasing knowledge of neuroscience and advances in methods of investigation are changing our understanding of child development. Examining key aspects of development such as emotion, memory, learning, perception, and language, as well as brain structure and neurodevelopmental disorders, Child Development and the Brain offers insight into the connections between brain development and how children think and feel. Packed with illustrations, case studies, reflection points, suggestions for further reading, and complete with a full glossary of technical terms, this book links science and practice and provides social science students and childcare workers with a valuable introduction to the science behind the child brain. Search

Child Development for Early Years Students and Practitioners

 

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Neaum, Sally

This accessible core text to child development is for students of degrees and foundation degrees in Early Years, Early Childhood Studies and related disciplines and for early years practitioners. It introduces the context of child development, how we can develop an understanding of this development and how early years practitioners can support this in practice. This new Third Edition has been updated throughout and brought into line with current policy. It references the 2014 Special Educational Needs Code of Practice and the new Early Years Teacher status. Other updates to this edition include:a new chapter on critiquing the assessment of school readiness – increasingly a topical theme in the Early Years new information and discussion of the differences between the EYFS and the first Key Stage of the National Curriculum new case studies and enhanced interactive activities. Search

Child Development: 6 to 16 Years

 

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Tassoni, Penny

Aims to inspire learners to engage with the important subject of child development through 6 to 16 years with the helps of discussion of topical issues and children’s real experiences. Search

Child Development: An Illustrated Guide

 

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Meggitt, Carolyn|Sunderland, Gerald

This illustrated guide charts all the stages of a child’s development from birth to eight years. It covers physical, cognitive and social development and enables a picture of a child’s development to be built up over time. It is a reference guide for all students on early years care courses and should help them understand the different stages of development as well as improving their observation skills. Each stage of development is described briefly with text and fully exemplified with colour photographs. Each section covers physical, sensory, cognitive/language, social and emotional development which will help students to develop their observation skills. Useful suggestions for promoting development follow each age band. Exercises and observation tasks at the end of each section will help reinforce learning. Should be useful for those studying NVQ and SVQ Early Years Care and Education at levels 2 and 3, CACHE awards – Caring for Young Children, CCE and Diploma in Nursery Nursing, BTEC First and National in Early years, City and Guilds Progression Awards. Search

Child Development: An Illustrated Guide 2nd Edition: An Illustrated Guide

 

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Meggitt, Carolyn

Enables you to build up a picture of a child’s progress throughout their development. Guides you through the age-related behaviour to expect from a growing child. It can reassure you that a child is developing normally or allow you to identify a child who, for some reason, may not be following developmental milestones. The safety, ICT and nutrition guidelines provided throughout offer useful tips to bear in mind when working with children. The book benefits from Carolyn Meggitt’s vast experience as an early years teacher who has written several successful textbooks on childcare and education. Bonus DVD edition now available! Search

Child of Our Time: How to Achieve the Best for Your Child from Birth to 5 Years

 

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Livingstone, Tessa|Winston, Robert|Livingstone, Dr. Tessa

In 2005, the children from the BBC’s groundbreaking “Child of Our Time” television series reached an important milestone as they turned five years old. Tessa Livingstone, who has worked on the series since its inception, has brought together a wealth of information and reassuring guidance to help everyone achieve the best for their child. Issues such as personality, siblings, love, learning, anger, friendship, gender, self-awareness, success, ambition, and empathy are discussed and interspersed with games, fun tests, and questionnaires to help parents see their children as individuals with unique needs and gifts. It will help them cope with the many issues over which they have little control, and guide them through those where they can influence and affect their young child’s life for the better. Search

Communication Skills for Working with Children and Young People: Introducing Social Pedagogy

 

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Petrie, Pat

For those working with children, effective communication is a crucial part of building relationships and encouraging children’s emotional and intellectual development.This practical guide identifies the child and their relationship with the adult as the basis upon which real communication can be made. Topics covered include non-verbal communication, attentive listening, empathy, the part played by questions, working constructively with conflict and criticism, and communicating in groups. It also draws on the innovative ideas found in social pedagogic theory and practice, such as communicating with your head, hands and heart and how to differentiate between the personal, the professional and the private in your interactions. The book contains exercises, topics for personal reflection or group discussion, and suggestions for observations.This will be an excellent source of advice and ideas for all those in the children’s workforce including early years professionals, teachers, social workers, counsellors and practitioners working with children in care, including foster carers. Search

Complete Secrets of Happy Children: A Guide for Parents, The

 

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Biddulph, Sharon|Biddulph, Steve|Biddulph, Shaaron

From the author of the worldwide bestseller Raising Boys, this bind-up of the parenting classics The Secret of Happy Children and More Secrets of Happy Children by parenting expert and child psychologist Steve Biddulph tells parents everything they need to know about raising happy, healthy, confident children from babyhood to teens. This bind-up brings all of Steve’s parenting tips and secrets together for the first time. This book shows parents how to be true to themselves while also bringing up secure children who feel loved and respected, with self esteem and responsibility. The book is aimed at a wide age group- from babies and toddlers to older children and teenagers. Authoritative yet accessible, the book is full of case histories and familiar conversations and scenarios, as well as cartoons, that help parents relate to Steve’s message. The book covers all the key issues in parenting, including: — how and why negative language affects children — stopping tantrums before they start — curing shyness — ‘soft love’- why touch, praise and time are vital- and ‘firm love’- disciplining through teaching and being involved, rather than punishment — childcare issues- finding a balance between work and your children’s needs — raising sons and raising daughters- their different needs Search

Confident Child, The

 

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Odonnchadha, Reamonn|Donnchadha, Reamonn O.

Are we right in the way we are raising our children? Are we passing on what is best or simply what we know? Are we preparing them for their future?’The Confident Child’ helps parents and teachers to realise their own abilities in the work of enabling and empowering children. Dr Reamonn O Donnchadha points out that the essential skills necessary for living in today’s world are present in our children but by cosseting, over-protection and unconscious fear, we are in danger of extinguishing these skills instead of fostering and guiding them.In this invaluable book, the author looks at important aspects of growing up and suggests flexible ideas and guidelines for parents and teachers to apply both in their own lives and in the lives of those children for whom they are responsible. Useful case studies at the end of each chapter show how the ideas can be put into practice.Other books by Reamonn O’Donnchadha Be Confident!” Search

Developmental Psychology

 

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Lam, Virginia|Gillibrand, Rachel|O’Donnell, Victoria L.

Why does our memory of our first birthday differ from our memory of our last birthday?What makes children with the same parents have different characters?At what age are children likely to become involved in cyberbullying?Developmental Psychology 1st edition provides a clear and lively coverage of the main topics and concepts required by the British Psychological Society (BPS). The book takes a broadly topical organisation addressing the social and cognitive strands of development, providing an intuitive pathway through the core topics, and a final section which focuses on the clinical and applied aspects of the subjectThe text has been pedagogically developed to encourage the reader to engage with empirical research as well as theory, to make links between different areas of development, and to recognise common themes. Search

Eat Better, Start Better

 

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Trust, School Food

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Essentials of Food Safety and Hygiene: A Handbook for Care Practitioners, The

 

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Meggitt, Carolyn

Written specifically for people working in social care and early years settings, this handbook covers the issues faced by a range of occupations where people have to handle food. It completely covers the requirements of the RIPH and CIEH Intermediate Certificates in Food, Hygiene and Safety. Issues covered include: principles of food safety, hazards, hygiene and control, and legislation. Search

Feeling Jealous

 

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Best, Charles Herbert|Braithwaite, Althea

Choices is a thought-provoking series that supports the Framework for PSHE and Citizenship at Key Stage 2. In each book, children talk about their emotions, and how they cope with difficult situations. The author was involved in extensive research with children and the text was built around their responses. Difficult emotions and issues are treated seriously, but sympathetically and constructively. This book talks about the difference between envy and jealousy, examines why we feel envious of others and suggests ways in which children can learn to cope with these feelings. Search

Food and Nutrition

 

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Tull, Anita

This text has been completely revised and updated to provide comprehensive coverage of the new GCSE syllabuses in home economics – food and nutrition. It will also be a valuable resource for students on courses in food technology, and GNVQ health and social care and hospitality and catering. This new edition includes up-to-date nutritional guidelines, with a new chapter on meeting particular dietary needs. Differentiated revision questions are included throughout the book, with structured questions and tasks at the end of each chapter. Search

Good Practice in Child Protection

 

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Hobart, Christine|Frankel, Jill

One of a series providing students and practitioners with guidance on a range of child-care issues, this is a straightforward and systematic text on child protection. It covers the legal framework and the roles of the various agencies in preventing, identifying and investigating child abuse, and presents a practical approach to working with parents and with abused children. Case studies are included, together with advice on professional practice and activities to enhance the learning process. Search

Good Practice in Child Protection

 

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Hobart, Christine|Frankel, Jill

One of a series providing students and practitioners with guidance on a range of child-care issues, this is a straightforward and systematic text on child protection. It covers the legal framework and the roles of the various agencies in preventing, identifying and investigating child abuse, and presents a practical approach to working with parents and with abused children. Case studies are included, together with advice on professional practice and activities to enhance the learning process. Search

Growing Good Kids: 28 Original Activities to Enhance Self-Awareness, Compassion, and Leadership

 

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Delisle, Deb|Delisle, Jim|Delisle, James R.

Touch your students’ hearts, engage their minds, and build their skill with 28 activities that enhance self-awareness, compassion, and leadership. Search

Growing Up: From eight years to young adulthood

 

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Lindon, Jennie

By the same author as the classic best-selling guide, Child Development from Birth to Eight, Growing Up describes the main changes for children and young people as they grow from middle childhood to the brink of adulthood. A full description of development is placed in the context of their daily lives and those of their families.The book explores the meaning of independence for a generation that is growing up in a world that is different from that of their parents’ childhood. Yet many of the concerns of today’s children and young people are scarcely different from those of previous generations: the experience of school, making friends, and dealing with the pressures and risks of growing up. The book includes the views of children and young people themselves, as well as those of adults reflecting on their own youth.Growing Up offers practical suggestions to adults who are concerned with older children and young people. Parents will find it useful for understanding their own sons and daughters. It will be equally valuable to teachers, youth workers, play workers , professionals within the police or the probation services, social workers, nurses in adolescent units and workers in residential homes. Search

Growing Up: From eight years to young adulthood

 

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Lindon, Jennie

By the same author as the classic best-selling guide, Child Development from Birth to Eight, Growing Up describes the main changes for children and young people as they grow from middle childhood to the brink of adulthood. A full description of development is placed in the context of their daily lives and those of their families. The book explores the meaning of independence for a generation that is growing up in a world that is different from that of their parents’ childhood. Yet many of the concerns of today’s children and young people are scarcely different from those of previous generations: the experience of school, making friends, and dealing with the pressures and risks of growing up. The book includes the views of children and young people themselves, as well as those of adults reflecting on their own youth. Growing Up offers practical suggestions to adults who are concerned with older children and young people. Parents will find it useful for understanding their own sons and daughters. It will be equally valuable to teachers, youth workers, play workers , professionals within the police or the probation services, social workers, nurses in adolescent units and workers in residential homes. Search

Handbook of Childhood Social Development

 

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Smith, Peter K.|Hart, Craig H.

This Handbook provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of research and theory about social development in children from pre-school age to the onset of adolescence.Forms part of a series of four Blackwell Handbooks in Developmental Psychology spanning infancy to adolescence. Contributors come from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the UK and the US. Covers all the major topics in research and theory about childhood social development. Synthesises the latest research findings in an accessible manner. Now available in full text online via xreferplus, the award-winning reference library on the web from xrefer. For more information, visit www.xreferplus.com Search

Health and Illness

 

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Senior, Michael|Viveash, Bruce

Health and Illness provides a comprehensive, concise and accessible introduction to the topic, presented in an attractive manner, with relevant activities and exercises to ensure that students’ learning is as active as possible. The activities, which are a central feature of the book, develop study skills such as essay writing, note-taking and responding to data/stimulus questions. Search

How Children Learn

 

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Pound, Linda

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How the Child’s Mind Develops

 

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Cohen, David

Is cognition a matter of learning and environment or is it a matter of heredity? What influence do TV and computers have? This work examines the issues in cognitive development to provide an introduction to the development of the mind. Search

How To Manage And Teach Children With Challenging Behaviour

 

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Birkett, Veronica

Faced with deteriorating behaviour with a long list of possible causes, many teachers feel overwhelmed by the problem of challenging behaviour. This text provides practical advice for senior managers, teachers and teaching assistants. It defines troubled and troublesome behaviour, and presents a useful model of behaviour management. Search

How to Promote Children’s Social and Emotional Competence

 

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Webster-Stratton, Carolyn

This book shows how teachers can collaborate with parents in addressing children’s educational and emotional needs, and presents a variety of classroom management strategies. Search

Images of Violence: Responding to Children’s Representations of the Violence They See

 

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Adams, Sian|Moyles, Janet R.

In the aftermath of September 11th 2001 the authors noticed new featurs creeping into children’s play. These appeared to be reflecting the extensive media coverage of acts of terrorism and violence, from the attacks on the World Trade Centre to bombings in Bali and Madrid and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Their impressions were confirmed by discussion with early years practitioners and by further observations, which led them to reflect on some key issues for those who work with young children. Search

Introduction to Child Development

 

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Davenport, G.C.|Davenport, G. C.

An Introduction to Child Development has established itself as the most popular and useful text available on child development.In a comprehensive coverage of the subject, the book explores all areas of child development, from the theories of Piaget and Freud to a discussion of the nature of intelligence and the effects of the media on aggression in children.This book features:€¢ background readings illustrating key points€¢ examination style questions€¢ summary boxes€¢ end of topic reviews€¢ marginal comments, questions and activities€¢ a user-friendly, no nonsense approachAn Introduction to Child Development is widely used by students of GCSE Psychology, and as an introductory text to child development, nursery nursing, and some BTEC and vocational A level courses. It is also valuable to people working with children and interested parents. Search

Key Ideas in Psychology

 

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Stuart-Hamilton, Ian

`This would be an excellent companion to an A-level or first year degree course or indeed anyone with an interest in psychology. The book aims to `tell people what psychology is about’ and it does this in an extremely well structured and accessible fashion. It gives a good introduction to severaldifferent elements of the study of psychology and provides further reading for those wishing to gain a deeper understanding. As each chapter can be read alone it is also a useful reference tool to provide explanations of subjects and quick overviews of areas. Each chapter is written in a balanced way and allows the reader room for reflection.’-Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling Psychotherapy`It is truly very difficult to describe books such as this, which through the use of clear and simple language achieve accessibility for those interested as long as they take account of the scientific style of the psychological terminology so well defined throughout its chapters€¦ As if this were not enough, at the end of every chapter the author presents us with a selection of fundamental books so that if we wish we can further our knowledge of each subject.’- European Journal of Psychiatry`This is an excellent book, and for anyone who is not a psychologist but would like to understand the basic concepts within its different fields, is difficult to better, given its size. The text is lucid, readable and provides both a good selection of references and some judiciously chosen further reading. The author consistently introduces the major concepts of each subject, and then goes onto discuss the recent developments in each field. The chapter on Biopsychology not only discusses the biological basis of nerve function but discusses sleep and the mind-body relationship in a cogent and helpful way to those needing a quick basis for further reading. The lack of illustrations anywhere in the text coming in the chapter on statistics. Having said that, the text itself reads in such a way – even the statistics chapter – that these are almost rendered unnecessary. A book like this is difficult to write, because no matter why is selected, someone will complain that there are gaps, but these are understandable. It would have been extremely helpful to have health psychology treated in the same way that the author treats other subjects, but given the plethora of texts on health psychology available these days, it’s hardly surprising the author didn’t cover this topic, and this is rather a grudging complaint. The publisher is providing a solid and growing range of titles, and the present author himself has authored a number of other texts which are of value to more specialised audiences. This book is ideal for professionals with little or no grounding in psychology, or those new to the subject, who need to know something about the field and its concepts. Excellent as an A Level background text or for other readers wanting to update their knowledge, this book should find a wide readership.’- Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of HealthThis accessible book has a simple aim – to tell people what psychology is about. It presents a review of the key areas of the subject as it is traditionally taught, and provides the reader with an introduction to important concepts and findings within each of these. Armed with the information in this book, the reader should be able at least to make sense of most psychological topics. At the end of each chapter is a set of suggested further readings which will enable a more detailed exploration of the particular topic under discussion to be made.The book will be of interest to two groups of readers. The first comprises people who are new to the subject and simply want to know what psychology is. The second consists of those who want a general guide to an area but who wish to make up their minds on the details for themselves. Hence the basic information and arguments are explained, but details are not elaborated. Search

Learning Through Child Observation

 

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Fawcett, Mary

This fully-updated second edition of Learning Through Child Observation is a handbook for professionals working in, or students preparing to work in, children’s services.This accessible text examines the value of observation, its use in assessment and the practical aspects and methods of observational study. The author focuses on the importance of fully recognising the child’s developmental and emotional state when intervening, and the need to see children `holistically’ and as unique individuals within the wider context of the family and community. New chapters include Views of Children and Childhood, which draws on European educational and sociological perspectives and highlights the contrasting views of children, and The ‘Hundred Languages of Children’, which considers the place of creative engagement and multiple forms of expression by children.With new material and updated chapters, this second edition of a popular text will appeal to students and professionals in all children’s services, whether in pre-school, schools, social care, mental health or health settings. Search

Let’s Talk about Sex: A Book about Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual Health

 

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Harris, Robie H.

Open, thorough and reassuring, Let’s Talk About Sex gives the facts – biological and psychological – about sex: from puberty and conception to birth control and AIDS, including sections on the body, families and babies, and sexual health. The book’s serious and educational matter is presented in a very readable form, with amusing, but always accurate, cartoon illustrations. Search

Listening to Young Children: The Mosaic approach

 

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Clark, Alison|Peter, Moss|Moss, Peter

Viewing children as ‘experts in their own lives’, the Mosaic approach offers a creative framework for listening to young children’s perspectives through talking, walking, making and reviewing together.Serving as a tool to ensure that children’s views and experiences become the focus for reviewing quality in early childhood provision, it explains how children’s own photographs, tours and maps can be joined to interviews and observations to enable adults to gain deeper understandings of young children’s lives. This updated second edition builds on the authors’ original ground-breaking work, and offers case studies of the Mosaic approach in action, as well as guidance on using and adapt the framework in different settings. The Mosaic approach can also be adapted to work with older children, particularly those with communication difficulties or for whom English is an additional language.Listening to Young Children is required reading for practitioners in nurseries, children’s centres, pre-schools and schools and residential settings. It will also be welcomed by early childhood students and other researchers looking for new theoretical, practical and imaginative ways of listening to young children. Search

Making Sense of Play

 

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Else, Perry

This book describes how adults can support children’s free play, with an approach that is holistic, inclusive and practical, giving clear explanations of tools to help understand better ways of relating to and providing for playing children. Key terms are put in plain words, along with varied examples. These models are then used to explore creativity, the ways in which children play, how provision might be improved and how the approaches can be used to research practice. Perry Else is Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, also over the past 30 years working for a variety of UK organisations and authorities, helping plan and deliver services for children. Search

Managing Your 13-16 Year-old

 

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Lissaman, Sharon

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Managing Your 4-8 Year-old

 

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Mortimer, Hannah

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Managing Your 8-12 Year Old

 

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Lissaman, Sharon

A practical guide for parents on how to manage their children’s behaviour positively and effectively Search

No Fear: Growing Up in a Risk Averse Society

 

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Gill, Tim

“No Fear” joins the increasingly vigorous debate about the role and nature of childhood in the UK. Over the past 30 years activities that previous generations of children enjoyed without a second thought have been relabelled as troubling or dangerous, and the adults who permit them branded as irresponsible. “No Fear” argues that childhood is being undermined by the growth of risk aversion and its intrusion into every aspect of children’s lives. This restricts children’s play, limits their freedom of movement, corrodes their relationships with adults and constrains their exploration of physical, social and virtual worlds.Focusing on the crucial years of childhood between the ages of 5 and 11 – from the start of statutory schooling to the onset of adolescence – “No Fear” examines some of the key issues with regard to children’s safety: playground design and legislation, antisocial behaviour, bullying, child protection, the fear of strangers and online risks. It offers insights into the roles of parents, teachers, carers, the media, safety agencies and the Government and exposes the contradictions inherent in current attitudes and policies, revealing how risk-averse behaviour ironically can damage and endanger children’s lives. In conclusion, “No Fear” advocates a philosophy of resilience that will help counter risk aversion and strike a better balance between protecting children from genuine threats and giving them rich, challenging opportunities through which to learn and grow. Search

Nurture Groups in School: Principles & Practice

 

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Boxall, Marjorie|Boxall,

This book is a bible for nurture group enthusiasts and should be essential reading for anybody who has the desire to make a significant impact in the area of social change. Search

Observing Children and Young People

 

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Sharman, Carole|Cross, Wendy|Vennis, Diana

Observation is an essential skill for all who work as carers and educators of children. It is the key way to assess a child’s stage of development, to assess their progress, to alert you to their needs, to plan for their teaching and to enjoy each child’s unique qualities. This book has been written to guide you through the process and to become a skilled practitioner. Observing Children and Young People: – is based on real observations – describes aims and objectives – illustrates methods of recording observations – provides guidance on observing children with SEN – suggests activities for promoting progress – offers a detailed breakdown of developmental milestones.Now in its 4th edition, this is a well-established, user-friendly and invaluable guide to observation techniques for everyone working with children and young people, with new material on observation of an extended age range, from 0–16 years.It is essential reading for all CACHE, Edexcel, Open University and City & Guilds validated courses for a vast range of childcare practitioners who work in a variety of settings, including schools, nurseries, hospitals and homes. Contents will also appeal to teaching assistants, trainee and practising teachers, and those studying for foundation and undergraduate degrees in Childhood Studies. Search

Physical Children, Active Teaching

 

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Maude, Patricia

This work describes children’s physical and movement development and analyzes progression in motor skills from elementary to mature stages, from infancy through to the end of the primary school years. Search

Play Therapy

 

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Axline, Virginia M.

Play therapy is designed to give children an opportunity to explore and find out about themselves and so learn to accept and respect themselves and others. Children learn to use freedom with a sense of responsibility and to understand themselves and others a little better and to extend emotional hospitality to all people more generously. Search

Practical Guide to Child Nutrition: Second Edition, A

 

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Dare, Angela|O’Donovan, Margaret

This second edition of this text provides a practical guide for use by students and practitioners working with children under the age of eight years. New material includes information on: food protection issues from; the Food Standards Agency; food, nutrition and the curriculum; information on special diets; contemporary thinking on food and the five food groups; breast feeding in day care; and nformation on BSE. Search

Practical Guide To Child Observation And Assessment, A

 

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Hobart, Christine|Frankel, Jill

Packed with examples of observation techniques, skills and documented examples, this text covers the child observation components of all major child-care courses, in particular CACHE CCE and DCE, NVQ Level 2 and 3 as well as BTEC. Search

Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy in the Early Years Foundation Stage

 

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Hughes, Anita M.|Hughes, Anita M

The Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stage series will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage.Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice.Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories.This book offers an in-depth understanding of children’s thinking skills from a psychological perspective. The book introduces the Learning Tools model, a vital cognitive tool used by children to learn and solve problems, and gives practical ideas on how practitioners can use everyday materials to promote problem solving and early numeracy skills through play.Readers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice and understanding to help them provide learning opportunities to meet the unique needs of all children in their setting. Search

Quick Guide to Behaviour Management in the Early Years, A

 

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Brownhill, Simon|Bullock, Emily E.|Bullock, Emily

Managing the behaviour of young children can be a real challenge. This book provides you with 100 tried and tested ideas for long, medium and short term. It shows how to select and adopt the right approach, how to analyze, reflect on and modify practice and how to ensure consistency and fairness so that positive behaviour develops.–[book cover] Search

Understanding Child Development: Linking Theory and Practice

 

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Lindon, Jennie

Jennie Lindon explains all the key approaches to studying child development in a straightforward way that helps students understand the links between theories and their learning and practice. Experienced practitioners will find that the material supports continuing professional development. Search

Understanding Children and Young People: Development from 5-18 Years

 

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Lindon, Jennie

Written by Jennie Lindon, the bestselling Early Years author, Understanding Children and Young People: Development from 5-18 Years is refreshingly clear and readable, and makes the links between theory and practice in a very user-friendly way — this is crucial for good practice. It covers every conceivable developmental issue from 5-18 years, providing excellent coverage of the mid-childhood and adolescent years, including topics such as: – Children and young people in society. What is growing up? What transitions do young people face? – Personal and social development. Identity; friendships and family; play and leisure activities; relationships; part-time work; social, cultural, faith allegiances, and possible conflicts – Emotional development and patterns of behavior. Feelings, thoughts, behaviour, brain development, emotional, moral and spiritual development; educational and other transitions; supportive adults – Communication and thinking. Spoken/written language; communication; cognitive development – Physical growth and development. Physical activity; healthy habits; puberty; pregnancy; sexual awareness/orientation; medical issues – Self-reliance and independence. Responsibility and involvement, making life decisions, independence, transitions into higher education, the world of work, issues of unemployment – Vulnerability in childhood and adolescence. Personal safety and assessing risk; peer pressures, bullying, substance abuse, smoking, alcohol, child protection, legal and practical issues, looked-after children Understanding Children and Young People: Development from 5-18 Years covers all these key topics through broad developmental themes, making this an informative and valuable resource for students and practitioners involved with children, young people, and families at all levels. Search

Understanding Children’s Development

 

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Smith, Peter K.|Cowie, Helen|Blades, Mark

This leading child development text, widely acclaimed for its international coverage and its rigorous research-based approach, has been thoroughly revised and updated: Provides international coverage.Takes a rigorous research-based approach.Now includes an additional chapter on prenatal development and birth.Student-friendly features include detailed case studies, suggestions for further reading, and ideas for classroom discussion. Useful online support material, including multiple choice questions, to accompany this text is available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/ucd. Search

Understanding Cultural Diversity in the Early Years

 

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Baldock, Peter

Taking the discussion about cultural diversity beyond the usual topics of anti-racism and inclusion but without overlooking these issues, this book considers current debates around the alleged failure of multiculturalism, and encourages practitioners to utilise their own cultural backgrounds and experiences as a way of developing their teaching. With an optimistic outlook, and focusing on the advantages for learning that cultural diversity can offer, the book discusses the concepts of culture, multi-culturalism and inter-cultural competence, and describes the principles that underpin good practice. It is packed full of case studies from a variety of early years settings, with ideas to try out and interactive exercises to aid reflection.Issues covered in the book include:- addressing cultural diversity in staff meetings, and on short training courses- planning a critical audit of your setting- working with parents from a variety of cultural backgrounds- how to explain diversity to young children- the overwhelmingly white British setting- settings where white British children are in the minority- curriculum developments in different parts of the UK, post-devolutionWritten for all early childhood students and early years practitioners, it is relevant to anyone interested in inclusion, society and global citizenship.Peter Baldock has worked extensively in early years education as a teacher, in community development, in registration and inspection of early years services, and as an Associate Lecturer with the Open University. His publications include three books on early years services, and he is actively involved in Sheffield’s 0-19+ Partnership on behalf of the voluntary sector. Search

When It’s Hard To Eat

 

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Condon, Judith|Condon, J.

This series will give you an understanding of disabilities and why they happen. In each one you will meet several people and find out about their families and homes, their schools and work, their likes and dislikes. The approach emphasises the uniqueness of each disabled person, but at the same time shows that disabled people have similar likes, dislikes and ambitions as everyone else. In doing so, the series fosters a belief in and an understanding of equal opportunities. Search

Wise Guides – Drugs

 

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Naik, |Naik, Anita

This is an informative guide for parents, teachers and children. It covers drugs and peer pressure, the law and drugs, alcohol, smoking, “hard” and “soft” drugs, their descriptions, effects, the myths and the realities. The information has been supplied and checked by Durham Health Authority’s Drugs Action Co-ordinator and endorsed by the government’s Central Drugs Co-ordination Unit. Search

Your Defiant Child: Eight Steps to Better Behavior

 

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Barkley, Russell A.|Benton, Christine M.

Every child has “ornery” moments, but more than 1 in 20 American children exhibit behavioral problems that are out of control. For readers struggling with an unyielding or combative child, YOUR DEFIANT CHILD: EIGHT STEPS TO BETTER BEHAVIOR offers the understanding and guidance they need. Drawing on Dr. Russell A. Barkley’s many years of work with parents and children, the book clearly explains what causes defiance, when it becomes a problem, and how it can be resolved. The book’s comprehensive eight-step program stresses consistency and cooperation, promoting changes through a system of praise, rewards, and mild punishment. Readers learn tools and strategies for establishing clear patterns of discipline, communicating with children on a level they can understand, and reducing family stress overall. Filled with helpful charts, questionnaires, and checklists, YOUR DEFIANT CHILD helps parents get their child’s behavior back on track and restore harmony in the home.\tWinner– Parents’ Choice “Approved” Award Search

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