Foundations of Child Development

Series Editor: Pamela May

Foundations of Child Development

Series Editor: Pamela May

An understanding of child development is at the heart of good early years practice. The four books in this exciting new series each take a detailed look at a major strand of child development – cognitive, social, physical and emotional – and aim to provide practitioners with the knowledge and understanding they need to plan ways of working with children that are developmentally appropriate. Clearly linking theory to everyday practice they explain why practitioners teach in certain ways and show how they can provide learning experiences that will help children to become competent and enthusiastic learners. Whilst the series allows for an in depth study of each of the four major areas of development individually, it also demonstrates that they are, in reality, intertwined and indivisible.

Titles in this series:

The Thinking Child: Laying the foundations of understanding and competence

Pamela May

The Growing Child: Laying the foundations of active learning and physical health

Clair Stevens

The Social Child: Laying the foundations of relationships and language

Toni Buchan

The Feeling Child: Laying the foundations of confidence and resilience

Maria Robinson

  • The Feeling Child

    Laying the foundations of confidence and resilience

    By Maria Robinson

    What impact does children’s emotional development and well-being have on their capacity to learn? How do you provide learning experiences that meet the developmental needs of every child in your care? The Feeling Child thoughtfully discusses the key principles of children’s emotional and…

    Paperback – 2014-01-30
    Routledge
    Foundations of Child Development

  • The Growing Child

    Laying the foundations of active learning and physical health

    By Clair Stevens

    How do children’s early physical experiences influence their future health and well-being? What are the future consequences of a sedentary childhood on life chances and health? What importance do we place in the UK on sleep, fresh air, good nutrition and movement? The Growing Child thoughtfully…

    Paperback – 2013-04-03
    Routledge
    Foundations of Child Development

  • The Thinking Child

    Laying the foundations of understanding and competence

    By Pamela May

    What characteristics do children need to become motivated to learn? How do children’s experiences and relationships affect their cognitive development? How do you provide learning experiences that meet the developmental needs of every child in your care? The Thinking Child thoughtfully discusses…

    Paperback – 2013-04-02
    Routledge
    Foundations of Child Development

  • The Social Child

    Laying the foundations of relationships and language

    By Toni Buchan

    What helps babies and young children develop proficient social skills? How do children's early relationships and social interactions influence their future emotional resilience and wellbeing? The Social Child thoughtfully discusses the key principles of children’s social development alongside…

    Paperback – 2013-03-21
    Routledge
    Foundations of Child Development