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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.
This is a very helpful introductory text to child development. The opening chapter gives relevant and accessible summaries of key theorists in this area. The opening section of each chapter provides 'By the end of this chapter' summary which helps students to be more strategic in their reading. The chapters are clearly laid out in 'bite-sized chunks' and further reading is provided as a scaffold for future more in-depth learning.
Students like the style of this book and find it accessible. It is a practical guide, which helps students to make links between theory and practice.
This text provides a useful introduction to developmental theory for first year students. Examples from relevant and research studies help students to make links between theory and practice.
An easy to read introduction to many of the main topics covered within Developmental Psychology, recommended for undergraduates with an interest in child development. The text is detailed yet accessible and covers contemporary issues as well as classic psychological studies.
An essential text book for first year students undertaking a degree in Early Years. The content is detailed and accessible covering child development in depth, one to certainly add to the reading list.