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Caulfield, Rick – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1996
Reviews current research on infant and toddler physical development, cognitive development, and language acquisition. Provides a list of suggested activities, safety concerns, and opportunities for caregivers to enhance child development. (SD)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Caregiver Role, Child Caregivers, Child Development
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Caulfield, Rick – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1996
The second of a four-part series on the development of infants and toddlers, this article reviews current research on social and emotional development during the first two years and provides a selected list of activities designed to promote infants' optimal development. Attachment behavior and affective behavior are two major topics explored. (EV)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Attachment Behavior, Developmental Stages, Emotional Development
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Caulfield, Rick – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2000
Examines current research on brain development, focusing on infants' ability to understand basic numerical concepts and arithmetic operations. Asserts that as the brain undergoes dramatic transformations, it already has a built-in capacity to understand basic numerical concepts. Recommends that parents and professionals engage in activities…
Descriptors: Brain, Cognitive Development, Computation, Concept Formation
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Caulfield, Rick – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2000
Reviews selected research on the beneficial effects of tactile stimulation on infants. Examines the results of studies with animals, preterm infants, cocaine- and HIV-exposed preterm infants, and normal full-term infants. Briefly discusses caregiving implications and offers suggestions on how caregivers can incorporate tactile stimulation in…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Child Caregivers, Child Development, Early Childhood Education
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Caulfield, Rick – Early Childhood Education Journal, 1995
Reviews literature suggesting that a sociocultural model of infant social development is needed to examine variable influencing infants' interactions with caregivers. Significant variables include familial influences and cultural expectations. Positive development requires that these variables lead to adults who respond appropriately to infant…
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Child Rearing, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes