The Whole Child

The Whole Child : Development Education for the Early Years

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For an Introduction to Early Childhood course. Covers ages 0-5. Written in a warm, engaging style, this text embraces the emergent approach to fostering cognitive skills in children from birth through age five. It provides a complete developmental approach to early childhood education, giving teachers the specific skills they need to teach the whole child-emotionally, socially, physically, creatively, and cognitively. The author believes that physical and emotional health are fundamental to the well-being of children and provides practical methods and materials that address the entire individual, not just curriculum topics. A strength of the book is while it focuses on the five developmental "selves" of children, it places them in the context of contemporary family life and the multicultural world of today.
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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 205.7 x 254 x 25.4mm | 975.23g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 8th edition
  • 0131195921
  • 9780131195929

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The complete practical methods book that uses a developmental approach to educate readers about young children from infancy through age 5. The thoroughly updated and revised Eighth Edition covers the same concrete, how-to information that students find so useful, but now in fewer chapters. While addressing daily issues such as naptime, toileting, and communicating with families, these authors also explain how to implement theoretical issues such as emergent curriculum and Vygotsky's notion of scaffolding to support children's learning. From discussions on child abuse to the fostering of cognitive skills, the hands-on authors give students an authentic experience in what it means to support the whole child emotionally, socially, cognitively, physically, and creatively. This edition includes: The special concerns of working with infants and toddlers Expanded coverage of diversity-the impact of poverty on children and families, strategies for including children with disabilities in classroom activities, and a new Diversity assessment item at the end of each chapter The importance of advocacy for children, families, and the profession Supporting children's physical fitness to combat the growing health crisis presented by the increasing incidence of obesity in children Practical examples of how teachers adapt the Reggio Emilia approach in American classrooms, including discussions about documentation Chapters describing the emergent and conventional approaches to curriculum Information on how to cope with crisis and violence, including war, terrorism, emergency preparedness, and ways to create a peacable classroom Internet references for the most important early childhood organizations and free resources Resources available with this edition: PowerPoints Instructor's Manual and Test Bank Companion Website with practice modules, http: //
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Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter concludes with a Summary.) I. THE BASICS OF GOOD EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. 1. What Makes a Good Program for Children? 2. Working with Families. 3. Fostering Creativity in Play. II. FOSTERING PHYSICAL WELL-BEING. 4. Handling Daily Routines. 5. Development of the Physical Self. III. NOURISHING AND MAINTAINING EMOTIONAL HEALTH. 6. Fostering Emotional Health in Young Children. 7. Tender Topics: Helping Children Master Emotional Crisis. IV. FOSTERING SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT. 8. Developing Social Competence in Young Children. 9. Fostering Self-Discipline and Conflict Resolution Skills. V. INCLUDING EVERYONE. 10. Providing Cross-Cultural, Non-Sexist Education. 11. Welcoming Children Who Have Special Educational Requirements Into the Life of the School. VI. DEVELOPING COMMUNICATION SKILLS. 12. Fostering the Development of Language Skills. 13. Fostering the Emergence of Literacy. VII. FOSTERING COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT. 14. Fostering Self-Expression and Creative Thinking: Using the Emergent Approach. 15. Developing Thinking and Reasoning Skills: Using the Conventional Approach. Appendix A. Chart of Normal Development Appendix B. Tips for Success in the First Few Weeks of Teaching Appendix C. Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of CommittmentAppendix D. Journals and Newletters Associated with Early ChildhoodAppendix E. Recommended Childhood Immunization ScheduleAppendix F. Summary of Communicable DiseasesAppendix G. 10 Quick Ways to Analyze Children's Books for Racism and SexismAppendix H. Activities to Develop Auditory DiscriminationAppendix I. A Beginning List of Homemade, Free, and Recyclable MaterialsReferences.Index.
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