Observing Development of the Young Child
Appropriate for Observation in Early Childhood courses.One of the few books that successfully combines observation techniques with child development, this user-friendly text takes an applied approach that allows students to observe, record, and interpret child development by looking at particular behavior. Using the observation data to determine the level of a child's development, plans and activities are illustrated to show students how to help children strengthen specific areas of development.
- Paperback | 462 pages
- 181.9 x 281.4 x 18mm | 725.76g
- 05 Jun 2002
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 5th edition
Table of contents
1. Assessing Children's Development through Observation. 2. Using the Child Skills Checklist. 3. Self-Identity. 4. Emotional Development. 5. Social Play. 6. Prosocial Behavior. 7. Large Motor Development. 8. Small Motor Development. 9. Cognitive Development: Classification, Number, Time,and Space. 10. Spoken Language. 11. Prewriting and Prereading Skills. 12. Art Skills. 13. Imagination. 14. Sharing Observational Data with Parents. Epilogue: The Missing Component of Child Development. Index of Children's Books. Index.
About Janice J. Beaty
Janice J. Beaty, professor emerita, Elmira College, Elmira, New York, is a fulltime writer of early childhood college textbooks and a consultant in early childhood education from her new location in Taos, New Mexico. Her textbooks include Skills for Preschool Teachers, 6th edition; Building Bridges with Multicultural Picture Books; Prosocial Guidance for the Preschool Child; and, with Linda Pratt, Transcultural Children's Literature. Dr. Beaty's most recent studies are focused on the emergent literacy of the preschool child.