Books On Child Development And Education

child education and development

Major development takes place in a child’s life from birth till 10 years of age. Factors like the mindset, culture, peers, family circumstance all affect the development and education of the growing child. When educating children, you should be open to changes in the model employed. Each child may give positive responses to different model alternatives. Numerous books have been written on the concept of child development and education; we discuss some of them.

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies To Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind

Neuropsychologist Daniel J. Siegel and pediatric psychiatrist Tina Payne Brysom teamed up to write this evolutionary book on children and the brain. 12 effective strategies to nurture the developing child’s mind are discussed. Yes, understanding the brain is complex, but if there’s an attempt to concisely analyse the child’s brain and present practicable tools to that effect, this book is it. Whole-brain learning is extensively discussed. Detailing charts, as well as recommending integration patterns across early childhood ages, this book is a necessity for all parents to have.

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

A little girl standing in front of a window

Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish made this book’s title speak for the book. Widely referred to as the “parent-child bible”, this book is an asset for parents and educators alike. The focus is on communication; how to listen with full attention to what your child says and how to get the child to talk. How to Talk teaches you how to empower the conversation you have with your child. After reading the book, you may even start doubting the responses you’ve been giving to your child in relation to the recommended responses. That’s how good the book is. It definitely will bring a noticeable positive change to your parent-child relationship.

The Exceptional Child: Inclusion In Early Childhood Education

K. Eileen Allen and Glynnis E.Cowdery wrote this book not only for special child educators but for every child educator out there. In relation to the exceptional child, the text comprehensively discussed aspects like law and policy, making classrooms inclusive, understanding every exceptional child, and how to actualize the theories read. The Exceptional Child also references some case studies and legislative activities. This book is especially useful to set up an inclusive classroom, discuss with parents, and generally improve your social skills with exceptional children.

Effective Practices In Early Childhood Education: Building A Foundation

Effective Practices in Early Childhood sees expert in early childhood education, Dr. Sue Bredekamp team up with child psychologist Dr. Kate Cranley. The book utilizes REVEL, an interactive program, to disseminate information. The partnership was a huge success; as you see the expertise of Bredekamp shine through each page, you could also see Gallagher illuminating the pages with excellent background. The book explains the development and changes that take place in early childhood years. It also expatiates how the child educator can effectively interact and teach the children.


Many developments and changes occur in early childhood years. As an educator or parent, you’ll need a guide to better understand these changes sometimes. Hence, various books have been written to that effect and we discuss some of them.

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