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Creative Resources for Infants & Toddlers 2nd Edition

Judy Herr, Terri Swim

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 1999
  • 528 Pages


The ultimate goal for all caregivers and educators is to assist in promoting healthy development of young children. This edition focuses on the growth of the whole child by including norms for physical, language, and communication, cognitive, social and emotional development from birth to 36 months. It includes up to 300 specially-designed activities for infants and toddlers, and groups experiences by ages and developmental areas. Guidance is given in matters of safety and family involvement, with up-to-date assessment information to enhance the ability of caregivers to meet the developmental needs of infants and toddlers. With additional references, web links, on-line resources, daily planning forms, and expanded appendices, Creative Resources for Infants and Toddlers, 2E provides the tools to help you create a strong foundation for the thinking, interacting, and learning progressions of the children in your care.

Judy Herr, University of Wisconsin, Stout, Wisconsin

Judy Herr, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Early Childhood Education at the University of Wisconsin–Stout. Dr. Herr is a member of numerous early childhood organizations such as NAEYC, and has held leadership positions in these organizations. She is also a frequent lecturer at early childhood conferences and seminars and has published many articles and books on early childhood topics.

Terri Swim, Indiana University-Purdue University

Terri Jo Swim, Ph.D., is professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University in Fort Wayne (IPFW). She has taught in higher education institutions for nearly 20 years, and has worked in private child care centers, university-based laboratory infant/toddler and preschool programs, and summer camps with children ages birth to 13 years. She was also the co-editor of THE HOPE FOR AUDICITY: RECAPTURING OPTIMISM AND CIVILITY IN EDUCATION. Her current research interests include infant-toddler and preschool curriculum, Reggio Emilia, documentation, and teacher education.
  • · Development coverage from birth to 36 months offers guidance within the complete range of infant and toddler stages
  • · Recipes, songs, and fingerplays enhance developmental experiences
  • · Suggested toys and equipment list provides age-appropriate guidelines for making better selections
  • · Recommended list of children's books promotes language and literacy development
  • · Web links, cross-reference activities and on-line resources provide additional sources of research and reference for teachers and parents
Promoting Optimal Development in Infants.
Birth to Three Months.
Four to Six Months.
Seven to Nine Months.
Ten to Twelve Months.
Promoting Optimal Development in Toddlers.
Thirteen to Eighteen Months.
Nineteen to Twenty-Four Months.
Twenty-Five Months to Thirty Months.
Thirty-One to Thirty-Six Months.