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Your Child at Play: Two to Three Years: Growing Up, Language, and the Imagination
     

Your Child at Play: Two to Three Years: Growing Up, Language, and the Imagination

by Marilyn, PhD Segal PhD, Wendy Masi (Foreword by)
 

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Two year olds progress at such a rapid rate that they often leave their families dazzled and a bit confused. This easy-to-read, parent-friendly book, illustrated with over 130 photographs of real children at play, provides insight into how two year olds see themselves; how they get along with others; and how they learn language. Here are hundreds of innovative

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Two year olds progress at such a rapid rate that they often leave their families dazzled and a bit confused. This easy-to-read, parent-friendly book, illustrated with over 130 photographs of real children at play, provides insight into how two year olds see themselves; how they get along with others; and how they learn language. Here are hundreds of innovative ideas to help your child in all these efforts as well as suggestions for dealing with potential problems. Some of the subjects covered include:

• self-definition • resolving conflicts • living with siblings • playing with friends • listening, speaking, and communicating • imaginative play • visual and physical exploration

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Joyce Rice
The authors introduce this book by saying it is a book about everyday living with a two-year-old. We have all heard of, or been guilty of using, the phrase "terrible twos," but some two-year-olds are perfectly adorable all the time. So what should a parent or a day care worker expect to find in a volume describing the two to three-year-old child? This volume features activities that are designed to encourage imaginative play, ideas for developing language and communication skills, ways for parents to help foster sibling and peer relationships, as well as strategies for solving everyday problems and instilling self-confidence. The second chapter presents information on handling sleeptime, toilet training and mealtime. Chapter Five gives assistance in recognizing individual differences through playtime, and Chapter Six is filled with ways to entertain while teaching kids at this age. This is an excellent selection for anyone with a toddler at home, as well as daycare workers. This is Volume 3 of the "Your Child At Play" series.
Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
This is one book in an updated version of a series for children aged one to five years. Aimed at parents, it is a simply written discussion of the importance of play in growing up, language acquisition and the imagination. The use of scenarios in each chapter aids in setting a familiar stage for the discussion that follows. The subjects are varied, such as going shopping, learning to listen, pretending, playing with friends, and are written in a way that is reassuring to parents of young children. There are no references included, but the underlying philosophy is Piagetian which emphasizes a child's need to actively explore at his/her own pace in order to make sense of their world. The tone of the book urges parents to relax and enjoy their young child while offering suggestions for understanding and maximizing positive behaviors. 1998 (Orig.
Booknews
A range of activities for encouraging mental, physical, and social development in children. The material is organized into chapters covering everyday routines, conflict and authority, developing a sense of self, making friends, literacy, and other topics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557043320
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Your Child at Play Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Marilyn Segal, Ph.D., the noted developmental psychologist, educator, and researcher specializing in early childhood, is the founder and dean emeritus of the Family and School Center at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The mother of five children and grandmother of thirteen, she has written nineteen books, including the Your Child at Play series and In Time and With Love. She also produced a nine-part, public-service TV series, To Reach a Child.

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