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- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 38.00
The cultural context in which children grow up has a powerful influence on the way they play. At a time of rapid change in post-industrial societies, childhood play is changing to reflect children's experiences. Adults need to understand that children have their own play culture, which might be different from that of the adults' own childhoods. Enlivened... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 42.00
This book is about Harry, a determined little boy, who is intrinsically motivated to explore his world from an early age. His parents and grandparents find him so fascinating that they keep a written and video diary of Harry's play from when he is 8 months to five years. The author offers theories about how children learn and applies the theories to... more...
- Temple University Press 2008; US$ 25.95
In this important work, Joan Lombardi, one of Americas foremost experts on child care, shows how our current system is not meeting the needs of America's families and describes a vision for redesigning this system to promote healthy child and youth development. Both as an expert and as a parent, the author guides the reader through the problems that... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 21.95
Protect your children from dangers that lurk on the Internet. Learn to identify the real threats--be they pedophiles, cyber-stalkers, hackers, spyware, viruses, or adware--and formulate an effective protection plan. Choose the best software for your needs and your budget from the book?s independent review of firewalls, web filters, anti-virus products,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 56.95
Throughout the world the number of working mothers with young children has continued to grow. This has important consequences for social policy decisions, particularly in the fields of parental leave, childcare and pre-school services provision. Some countries are far more successful at combining high quality early childhood services with high percentages... more...
- Lawrence Erlbaum Associates 2007; US$ 49.95
Indicators of child and youth well-being are indispensable tools for improving the lives of children. This book reviews the progress made in the measurement, collection, dissemination, and use of indicators of child and youth well-being. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 75.00
Growing Up Global examines global change through children?s lives in two seemingly disparate places: New York City and Sudan.The book?s core is a study of children in a Sudanese village that was included in a state-sponsored agricultural program. Shifting her focus to working-class families in New York City, Cindy Katz exposes connections with the... more...
- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 13.95
Kids ask the darndest questions?and the answers make for a ?funny and fascinating?( Publishers Weekly ) book. Wendell Jamieson?s son, Dean, has always had a penchant for asking odd questions. ?Dad, what would hurt more?getting run over by a car, or getting stung by a jellyfish?? ?Dad, why do policemen like donuts?? ?Dad, does Mona Lisa wear shoes??... more...