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Module Reading List

An Introduction to Childhood and Child Development, 2019/20, Semester 2
Nathan Loynes
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Reading List

There is not a set text for this module. There are several general texts available which introduce the reader to the different perspectives associated with how children develop. As a guide, look for the name of these theorists (eg, Bowlby, Bronfenbrenner and Piaget) in the book’s index and then look at a range of different authors to find the style of writing and presentation that most suits you.

Anning, A.  Edwards, A. (2006) Promoting children's learning from birth to five: developing the new early years’ professional. 2nd ed. London, Open University Press

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lindon, J. (2010) Understanding child development: linking theory and practice. 2nd ed. London: Hodder Education

Lindon, J. (2016) Understanding child development: 0-8 years. 4th ed. London, Hodder Education

Meggitt, C. (2012) Child development: an illustrated guide 3rd ed. Harlow: Pearson Education

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

Sharma, A. and Cockerill, H. (2014) Mary Sheridan’s from birth to 5 years: Children’s developmental Progress. 4th ed. London; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis

Smith, P.K., Cowie, H. and Blades, M. (2015) Understanding Child Development 6th ed. Chichester: Wiley

This list was last updated on 23/01/2019