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An Introduction to Childhood and Child Development, 2017/18, Semester 2
Nathan Loynes
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

There is no one key text for this module, relevant chapters will be uploaded on to Minerva. There are numerous texts written about child development – you need to look at a selection to find the ones that work for you.


Anning, A.  Edwards, A. (1999/2006) Promoting children's learning from birth to five: developing the new early years professional. London, Open University Press

Berk, L. (2013) 9th ed. Child Development Boston: Pearson

Brown, Fraser, (Ed) (2003) Playwork: theory and practice.  London, Open University Press

Bruce, T.  (2004). Developing learning in early childhood.  London, Paul Chapman Publishing

Bruce, T. (2001) Learning through play: babies, toddlers and the foundation years.  Hodder and Stoughton

Bruce, T and Meggitt, C. (2002) Child care and Education.  (3rd ed), London, Hodder and Stoughton

Daniel, B. and Wassell, S.  Gilligan, R. (2010) Child development for child care and protection workers. London, Jessica Kingsley

Fawcett, M. (2009) 2nd ed Learning Through Child Observation. London, Jessica Kingsley

Fawcett, B., Featherstone, B and Goddard, J. (2004) Contemporary Child care Policy and Practice. London, Palgrave Macmillan

Hobart, C. and Frankel, J. (2009) 4th ed A Practical Guide to Child Observation and Assessment Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes

Keenan, T., Evans, S. and Crowley, K. (2016) 3rd ed An Introduction to Child Development Los Angeles: Sage

Lindon, J. (1998) Understanding child development: knowledge, theory and practice. London, Palgrave Macmillan

Lindon, J.  (2000) Helping Babies and Toddlers Learn:  Guide to Good Practice with Under Threes.  National Early Years Network

Lindon, J.  (2005) Understanding child development: linking theory and practice.  London, Hodder Arnold

Meggitt, C. (2006) Child development : an illustrated guide.. London, Heinemann

Riddall-Leech, S (2008) How to observe children (2nd ed) Heinemann

Smith, P.K., Cowie, H. and Blades, M. (1998) 3rd ed Understanding Child’s Development Oxford: Blackwell

Sheridan, M. D. (1973).  Revised and updated by Ajay Sharma and Helen Cockerill (2014).  From Birth to Five Years:  Children’s developmental Progress. London

Sheridan, M. D. (1977). Revised and updated by Jackie Harding and Liz Meldon-Smith (2009) Play in Childhood: from birth to six years London: Routledge

This list was last updated on 19/01/2018