The Wonder Years

The Wonder Years

19.95 (EUR 25.94)

During the first five years, a child develops from a helpless infant into an individual who has mastered a wide range of skills.

The Wonder Years looks at this process of development, the ideal patterns of growth, how manipulative, movement, social, and mental skills are acquired, how the personality is formed, and when bowel and bladder control is acquired.




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During the first five years, a child develops from a helpless infant into an individual who has mastered a wide range of skills.

The Wonder Years looks at this process of development, the ideal patterns of growth, how manipulative, movement, social, and mental skills are acquired, how the personality is formed, and when bowel and bladder control is acquired.

Parents need to be aware of whether their children are acquiring the skills they need to develop their full potentials—and at the optimum time. Moreover, they can provide the ideal conditions for abilities to flourish. The Wonder Years highlights normal variances, and suggests specific observations to make. It also shows, through a variety of fun-filled activities, how easy it is to promote development and to create an environment in which a child can flourish physically, mentally, and emotionally. Finally, it enables parents to understand how certain factors affect development.

The most authoritative and up-to-date information available on child development and the different measuring criteria
The combined knowledge and experience of a variety of developmental specialists under the guidance of a celebrated physician in the field
Dozens of activities that are fun for both parent and child and that promote aspects of developmen
Specially created photography, which captures the incremental stages of development
Signposts to behaviour boxes that pinpoint the vital clues to normal development
Advice on recognizing and aiding children with special needs—from ADHD to the particularly gifted
Martin Ward Platt, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH, is a Paediatrician and Neonatologist in Newcastle-upon Tyne. He has a long-standing interest in many aspects of infant development, infant physiology and mother-infant behaviour. He is also Clinical Director of the Regional Maternity Survey Office for the north of England. For two years he was Deputy Editor of Archives of Diseases in Childhood and he has edited, and contributed to, a number of textbooks and academic books.
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