Child Development Products

  • Handbook of Children's Rights

    Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Martin D. Ruck

    While the notion of young people as individuals worthy of rights and freedoms is of relatively recent origin, over the past several decades there has been a substantial increase in both social and political commitment to children’s rights, including those rights that, in the past, were typically…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01 
    Psychology Press

  • Communicating with Children from Birth to Four Years

    By Debbie Chalmers

    Developing Children’s Communication from Birth to Four Years is an encouraging guide for practitioners and students working with young children in the Early Years Foundation Stage, which will also appeal to parents and family carers. Providing a clear outline of children’s needs, responses and…

    Paperback – 2016-07-11 
    Routledge

  • Practical Research with Children

    Edited by Jess Prior, Jo Van Herwegen

    Practical Research with Children is designed to help the reader understand techniques for research with children, based on real world experience. The book describes a wide range of research methods, focusing equally on quantitative and qualitative approaches, and considers how different methods can…

    Paperback – 2016-06-16 
    Routledge
    Research Methods in Developmental Psychology: A Handbook Series

  • Understanding Physical Development in the Early Years

    Linking bodies and minds

    By Anne O'Connor, Anna Daly

    Understanding Physical Development in the Early Years provides an accessible introduction to the current research and thinking in this area alongside descriptions of everyday practice. It explores the kinds of activities and experiences that promote physical development and offers practical…

    Paperback – 2016-04-05
    Routledge

  • Literacy, Storytelling and Bilingualism in Asian Classrooms

    Edited by Alice Sterling Honig

    Contrary to previously held beliefs that bilingualism wonder hinder cognitive and language development in children, research has shown that bilingual children show enhanced cognitive flexibility and an ability to better focus their attention. This book explores both emergent literacy and…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30
    Routledge

  • Childhood Friendships and Peer Relations

    Friends and Enemies

    By Barry Schneider

    In the second edition of his unique study of peer relationships in childhood, Dr Barry Schneider re-examines this fundamental aspect of childhood. Taking the work of Jacob Moreno as its starting point, the book provides an up-to-date and accessible understanding of how children develop social…

    Paperback – 2016-03-16
    Routledge
    International Texts in Developmental Psychology

  • Reconceptualising Agency and Childhood

    New perspectives in Childhood Studies

    Edited by Florian Esser, Meike S. Baader, Tanja Betz, Beatrice Hungerland

    By regarding children as actors and conducting empirical research on children’s agency, Childhood Studies have gained significant influence on a wide range of different academic disciplines. This has made agency one of the key concepts of Childhood Studies, with articles on the subject featured in…

    Hardback – 2016-03-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Education

  • The Cognitive Development of Reading and Reading Comprehension

    Edited by Carol McDonald Connor

    Learning to read may be the most complex cognitive operation that children are expected to master, and the latest research in cognitive development has offered important insights into how children succeed or fail at this task. The Cognitive Development of Reading and Reading Comprehension is a…

    Paperback – 2016-03-01
    Routledge

  • Handbook of Social Influences in School Contexts

    Social-Emotional, Motivation, and Cognitive Outcomes

    Edited by Kathryn R. Wentzel, Geetha B. Ramani

    The Handbook of Social Influences in School Contexts draws from a growing body of research on how and why various aspects of social relationships and contexts contribute to children’s social and academic functioning within school settings. Comprised of the latest studies in developmental and…

    Paperback – 2016-01-19
    Routledge
    Educational Psychology Handbook

  • Play and Wellbeing

    Edited by Cindy Clark

    In an era of increasingly patient-centered healthcare, understanding how health and illness play out in social context is vital. This volume opens a unique window on the role of play in health and wellbeing in widely varied contexts, from the work of Patch Adams as a hospital clown, to an…

    Hardback – 2016-01-11
    Routledge

  • Comprehensive Community Initiatives for Positive Youth Development

    Edited by Jonathan F. Zaff, Elizabeth Pufall Jones, Alice E. Donlan, Sara Anderson

    While Comprehensive Community Initiatives (CCIs) provide promising avenues to support the positive development of all young people, research findings assessing the relation between CCIs and community-level child and youth outcomes have been mixed. Although there are exceptions, few evaluations on…

    Paperback – 2015-12-22
    Routledge

  • Noncognitive psychological processes and academic achievement

    Edited by Jihyun Lee, Lazar Stankov

    It is becoming increasingly clear that non-cognitive psychological processes are important for students’ school achievement, even to the point where their influence may be stronger than that exerted by the parents, teachers, or the school atmosphere itself. Non-cognitive psychological variables…

    Hardback – 2015-12-22
    Routledge

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