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Child Development and Learning 2-5 Years

Child Development and Learning 2-5 Years
Georgia's Story

January 1999 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book grew out of a three-year study of one child, documenting her social, emotional and cognitive development.

It provides a valuable insight for all students and teachers of child development at the individual level. The observations and assessments are presented here as a model for students to use in their own observations aimed at supporting and extending children's learning. The book sets out theories and traditions in early childhood development and care, as well as ways of analyzing observations.

This is an essential book for students and practitioners involved in research and observation in early years settings.

Introducing Georgia and Her Family
Early Childhood Education, Care and Traditions
Georgia Learns to Write and Read
Understanding Mathematical Concepts
Developing Scientific Concepts
Georgia's Emotional Development
Georgia's Story
Making Connections


`This book is a welcome contribution to the literature available for early years practitioners. The clear focus on one child is an excellent antidote to the current risks of focusing so much on the general framework and learning goals for all, that we lose sight of how individual children negotiate the early years' - Nursery World

This book helps to show how child studies work, and would support learners in carrying out their own.

Miss Kerry Groves
Early Years, Norfolk Adult Education
November 5, 2014

this book will be really useful for working with the learners, helping them to understand child development

Mrs Sue Kinsella
Child Studies, York College
June 18, 2013

An excellent book for use with the 1st year students in thier module on observation and child development.

Mrs Amanda Thomas
Education, Glamorgan University
February 7, 2013

Practitioners will find this book interesting as it shows how observations and evaluations can be used to extend children's learning and involve the child's parents in the process. It is presented in a way that practitioners will engage with as it displays photos and snapshots of emergent literacy and drawings. Text is clearly presented under useful headings.

Mrs Jackie Braithwaite
East Cheshire Business School, Macclesfield College
February 15, 2012

This book is useful complement in description of child development. Detailed and vivid examples of how Gergia achieves her developmental milstones give a good account of child development.

Miss Nina Klang
Special Education , Malardalen University
June 24, 2010

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