The Learning Child: Guidelines for Parents and Teachers

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Hailed as a classic in developmental psychology, The Learning Child is as relevant today as when first published in 1972, if not more so. Drawing on the findings of psychologists like Piaget, and on her own experiences teaching child development at New York's Bank Street College, Cohen explores the crucial links between learning and the successive stages of childhood, and shows parents and teachers how to turn a child's natural instinct for inquiry into a talent for learning ...
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Overview

Hailed as a classic in developmental psychology, The Learning Child is as relevant today as when first published in 1972, if not more so. Drawing on the findings of psychologists like Piaget, and on her own experiences teaching child development at New York's Bank Street College, Cohen explores the crucial links between learning and the successive stages of childhood, and shows parents and teachers how to turn a child's natural instinct for inquiry into a talent for learning that will last a lifetime.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805208566
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/1/1988
  • Series: Bank Street College of Education Child Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 388
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction xv
What Does Innovative Mean? 3
What Changes Do We Need? 27
Developmental Aspects of Five-Year-Olds, Including Learning Style 50
Kindergarten: Underpinning for Academic Learning 72
Kindergarten and the Parent 98
Developmental Aspects of Sixes and Sevens 119
Intellectual Life in the Primary Grades 144
The Meaning of the Skills: I. Reading 165
The Meaning of the Skills: II. Writing 188
The Meaning of the Skills: III. Mathematics 195
Eight to Eleven: The Intermediate Years 205
How Much Can They Learn? 240
What Shall They Learn in the Intermediate Grades? 257
Parent and Child During the Intermediate Years 297
Beyond the Home to School and Community 329
Index 351
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