Bright Child: Understand and Stimulate Your Child's Development

Bright Child: Understand and Stimulate Your Child's Development

by Dr. Richard C. Woolfson




Between ages two and a half and five, a child's development progresses at an astounding pace—but there is still much that parents can do to help the process along. Kids look for parents' stimulation and guidance to boost their confidence, strengthen learning skills, improve hand-eye coordination, and enhance all-around physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development. A noted child psychologist offers parents expert advice on helping children achieve their full potential. Development charts show information at a glance, summarizing average development between ages two and a half through five. Succeeding chapters focus on body movement, hand-eye coordination, language development, learning skills, and social and emotional development. This color-illustrated and handsomely produced book also features enlightening sidebars that summarize important points in the text and present advice in capsule form.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764118838
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/01/2002
Edition description: AMERICAN
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.62(w) x 10.18(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. Richard Woolfson is a child psychologist and the author of several previously published books on child and family development. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and an associate editor of The Psychologist, a professional journal published in England. He is also featured regularly on British radio and TV with advice to parents of growing children.

Table of Contents

Summary of Development12
Nature or Nurture14
Nonverbal Communication16
Night Training18
Encouraging Kindness20
Making Friends24
Sibling Rivalry26
Starting Preschool28
Gender Differences30
Getting Ready for School32
Problems at School34
Special Needs36
Development Charts38
From 2 1/2 to 3 Years38
From 3 to 3 1/2 Years40
From 3 1/2 to 4 Years42
From 4 to 4 1/2 Years44
From 4 1/2 to 5 Years46
The Development of Movement50
Stimulating Movement - Activities56
Hand-Eye Coordination66
The Importance of Hand-Eye Coordination68
Stimulating Hand-Eye Coordination - Activities74
The Progress of Language86
Stimulating Language - Activities92
The Development of Learning Skills104
Stimulating Learning - Activities110
Social and Emotional Development120
The Importance of Social and Emotional Development122
Stimulating Social and Emotional Development - Activities128
Index of Age Groups138
General Index139

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