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See How They Grow: Infants and Toddlers offers an overview of the growth and development of infants and toddlers from the neonate stage through age three. There is special emphasis on the phenomenological approach, which requires that the caregiver adopt a perspective that leads to a more human and responsive understanding of each child. This approach is combined with scientific methodology, allowing teachers to achieve a level of improved competence, becoming reflective practitioners. The early chapters describe the book’s philosophy and explain various methods of observation while providing a baseline of information on growth and development. Later chapters focus on development in 3-month spans, leading to the full examination of how children grow and change rapidly in all domains: physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and language. Developmental variations and alerts are considered at each level, including health and safety issues as well as potential signs of abuse and neglect.
- Contains teaching stories that help the student better remember concepts through real-life examples.
- A culturally sensitive approach that focuses on culture, beliefs and traditions, and their influence on development.
- Provides tools for retention including learning outcomes, key terms, words of wisdom, and an Online Companion.
Chapter 2: Getting on Focus: Observing Infants, Toddlers, and Two Year Olds.
Chapter 3: Explaining Behavior: Understanding the Growth and Development of Infants, Toddlers, and Two Year Olds.
Chapter 4: New Beginnings: Newborn Infants.
Chapter 5: Taking Notice: Infants at 6 Weeks to 3 Months.
Chapter 6: Grasping the World: Infants at 3 to 6 Months.
Chapter 7: Me and You: Infants at 6 to 9 Months.
Chapter 8: Raring to Go: Infants at 9 to 12 Month.
Chapter 9: New Horizons: Infants as They Become Toddlers at 12 to 15 Months.
Chapter 10: Signs and Symbols: Toddlers at 15 to 18 Months.
Chapter 11: Feeling Around: Toddlers at 18 to 24 Months.
Chapter 12: Here and Now: Toddlers at 2 to 3 Years.
The organization is logical and meets our course outline as it is chronological and that is how we present infant/toddler materials. The chapters appear to cover all areas of infant/toddler development and issues surrounding group care.
I think the order of topics in this text is excellent. Beginning with the philosophy of infant caregiving is perfect in my view.
What a joy to review See How They Grow: Infants and Toddlers! I can honestly say it is one of the best texts that I have seen on the subject.