Summary: This book demonstrates how the basic developmental characteristics of children ages two to five influence instructional planning, curriculum, and expectations. Identifies five key child developmental theories and gives numerous examples of tasks, games, and activities to help readers apply them in practice. Features 17 usable guidance techniques for school and home which give parents and teachers wholesome ways of handling common but frustrating guidance situations. ...show moreConsiders violent play, its causes and effects; what aggressive and non-aggressive play teach; recommendations for curbing violence; and 12 ways the student can evaluate and understand the positive and negative sides of children's play. Offers excellent coverage of computer use by young children. Features vignettes that relate theory to actual situations. For prospective and practicing early childhood educators and families with young children. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 10TH 04
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