Research continues to demonstrate that the care and guidance provided for children during the first years of their lives plays a critical role. Crucial brain development takes place in children from birth to age three, and how parents and caregivers nurture this development can greatly affects not only the child’s fundamental emotional well-being, but also cultivate personal, academic, and social skills required to learn well in school, cope with everyday problems, and succeed later in life.
Creating Caring Children: The First Three Years was created to identify, address and meet children’s developmental needs in a conscious, caring way. Written by experts in early childhood education, this book provides parents, professional caregivers, and day-care administrators with appropriate, nurturing responses to a wide variety of behavioral issues typical during these early years.
With more than 100 pages of adorably illustrated scenarios, Creating Caring Children: The First Three Years provides a comprehensive reference. Among the topics addressed:
- separation anxiety
- independence routines
- toilet learning
Each scenario contrasts a common response with a more appropriate response, offering concrete examples of suitable language and actions. The scenarios provide the conceptual framework behind the response, offer additional tips for difficult situations and offer insight into the child’s point of view.
Creating Caring Children: The First Three Years will serve as an invaluable resource for anyone who cares for infants, mobile infants, and toddlers. Create children who are ready to succeed and thrive not only in school, but also in life.