ERIC Number: ED466322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
The Child: What Every Caring Parent Needs To Know.
Written from the perspective of a Montessori preschool director, teacher educator, and father, this book presents basic information on child development from the prenatal period through the school years, highlighted by stories of child development in different cultures. The book is presented in three parts. Part 1 focuses on the "explosions and transformations" during pregnancy, infancy, and toddlerhood, including discussion of the sensitive periods described by Maria Montessori. This part also discusses the importance of bonding and emotional support, aspects of infant care and the home environment, ways to record observations of the infant and toddler, the growth of independence and self-control during toddlerhood, and selecting a preschool. Part 2 focuses on the preschool period, with the primary themes of emotional and social development, the child's self-construction, and cognitive development. Part 3 deals with the school years and addresses working in groups, the transition to reasoning, the role of competition, parents' role, parent participation in children's schooling, and the home environment. (Contains 28 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Rearing, Children, Cognitive Development, Developmental Stages, Elementary Education, Emotional Development, Family Environment, Infants, Montessori Method, Parent Child Relationship, Parents, Pregnancy, Preschool Education, Self Concept, Social Development, Toddlers
MECA-Seton Montessori Teacher Education Program, 5728 Virginia Street, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514. Tel: 630-654-0151; Fax: 630-654-0182; e-mail: MECA1Seton@aol.com.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: MECA-Seton Montessori Teacher Education Program, Clarendon Hills, IL.