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Child Development: A Practical Introduction 2ed

by Kevin Crowley SAGE Publications Ltd
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Focusing on the earliest years (0-8), the new edition of this bestselling textbook continues to provide a comprehensive overview of the research, theory, and current practice in the field of child development.


The new edition is fully up to date with current policy and legislation and now includes;

· New ‘Research boxes’ in each chapter helping students link theory to practice

· New sections in each chapter on how to support child development as a practitioner

· A greater focus on additional needs and SEND

· Increased coverage on children’s social and emotional development

· Full coverage of the 2 year health and development check

· A brand new companion website including a selection of free SAGE Journal articles, annotated further readings, weblinks and useful online materials.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Child Development
Chapter 2: Policy and Early Years Practice
Chapter 3: Researching Child Development
Chapter 4: Biology and Development
Chapter 5: Cognition and Memory
Chapter 6: Disorders and development
Chapter 7: Health and Development
Chapter 8: Emotional Development
Chapter 9 Social Development
Chapter 10: Language and literacy
Chapter 11: The role of play
Chapter 12: The role of the adult

You can never know enough, or study too much, when it comes to child development. Books like this, then, are very welcome, not just for students or those beginning their careers, but for more experienced practitioners who want to keep abreast of current research, or need to reflect on their practice or challenge entrenched thinking. Being a second edition, the book has been updated with current policy and legislation. A thorough book without being to "weighty", and each chapter is comprehensively referenced to help broaden your knowledge.
Dr Kevin Crowley is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of South Wales. He has published research papers in a number of areas of child development, including bilingual language and literacy development, and play and learning in the early years.