Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers is a classic text for students and practitioners in the child care and protection field which summarises important current thinking on child development and applies it directly to practice. The book covers key issues such as resilience and vulnerability and the impact of protective or adverse environments. Different stages of development (infancy, school age and adolescence) are discussed, and attachment theory is used to offer insights into the impact of abuse and neglect on development.
Child's Soul is a book that can help guide children as they explore their relationships with peers and family members, and begin to develop their own personal values. You and your children will share special times reading these real-life stories to each other, as together you explore how other children have dealt with everyday issues in healthy, positive ways. Reading Child's Soul stories together can serve as an entrance to conversations about the topics of the stories, which can create better family and classroom communication during these exciting years of growth.
Throughout this learning pack there are lots of Grammar Gator tips to help your child Identify and understand the different aspects of grammar covered. These will also be useful for parents! The best way to ensure that your child has a thorough and sound understanding of grammar Is to talk about It In everyday situations. Discuss the language being used on the TV or the radio, point out any particularly Interesting words you hear and feel (rightly!) superior when you show your child a resounding grammatical error In a printed text. When you're out and about, look for mistakes on signs, too - you'll see loads If you look, and it's great fun to point them out!
Let Carol Vorderman help your child to get a head start at maths. "Maths Made Easy" is packed with notes and tips to make learning about Maths and English easy and fun! Follow the exercises with your child, then reward them with gold stars for their efforts. Each title contains a progress chart so your child can keep track of all the exercises they have completed. A great way to improve your child's early maths and english skills - 'the more you practice, the better you'll be' - Carol Vorderman.
'They stole little Bridget for seven years long; When she came down again her friends were all gone. They took her lightly back, between the night and morrow; They thought that she was fast asleep, but she was dead with sorrow. They have kept her ever since deep within the lake, On a bed of flag-leaves, watching till she wake.'
When the 19th century Anglo-Irish poet Richard Allingham wrote his poem The Fairies, he was replicating a belief about supernatural figures who steal children that stretched back to ancient Persian myths that date from 3000 BC.