How does a child's mind work? And what should parents know about it to help them in their daily interaction with children? This book is a fascinating, non-technical introduction to the mental life of the child. Written in a simple, accessible way for those without an academic background in philosophy, the book explores and explains key elements of the child's mind without overwhelming the reader with complicated theories. Some of the areas discussed are: how children learn concepts the acquisition of beliefs, skills, knowledge and understanding the place of memory can we teach thinking skills? what is intelligence? imagination and creativity the development of emotion connections between home life, education and the school curriculum.
* How do we get from helpless baby to knowing, ironic teenager? * Is cognition a question of learning and environment or heredity? * What impact do television and computers have on cognitive development? Cognitive Development - how we learn to think, perceive, remember, talk, reason and learn - is a central topic in the field of psychology. In this highly readable book, David Cohen discusses the key theories, research and controversies that have shaped and informed our knowledge of how the child's mind develops. He shows how the questions and issues that have intrigued psychologists over the past hundred years or so relate to the child growing up in the 21st century. This book is for everyone who lives with, works with or studies children. Issues such as learning to read and write, performance in the classroom, and measuring intelligence and ability are covered, as are child crime and the development of morality. The effects on cognitive development of social change and increased exposure to television and computers are also discussed. How the Child's Mind Develops provides an integrated and thought-provoking account of the central issues in cognitive development. It will provide the professional, parent and student with an invaluable introduction to the development of the mind.
The Clinical Interview In Psychological Research and Practice
Author: Herbert Ginsburg
Pubpsher: Cambridge University Press
Entering the Child's Mind teaches the "clinical interview" as a technique for gaining insight into a child's way of thinking. In the tradition of Piaget and Vygotsky, Dr. Ginsburg argues that standardized instruments of evaluation often fail to meet the challenges of complex cognition. He presents the clinical interview as a powerful tool that, when understood and used properly, can provide psychologists with a profound appreciation for children's thinking. This book represents the first comprehensive treatment of the theory and practice of the clinical interview method.
Mindfulness Practices to Help Our Children Be More Focused, Calm, and Relaxed
Author: Christopher Willard
Pubpsher: Parallax Press
Category: Family & Relationships
The interest in teaching meditation to children is growing rapidly, as a number of recent stories in the mainstream media have documented. Child's Mind aims to teach parents and child professionals how to integrate mindfulness into their work with children and teach both young children and adolescents the basics of mindfulness and meditation. The book is a great resource for anyone who work with young people, including family coordinators at retreat centers, religious instructors in a range of traditions, teachers, therapists, and medical professionals. Child's Mind aims to teach children the power that comes with the comfort of just being, as well as the capacity to be, be aware, and be comfortable with oneself.
Pubpsher: Hampton Roads Publishing Company Incorporated
"A Japanese teacher describes the discovery of a new technique that taps directly into the power of the right brain, allowing us to unlock our intuitive nature to promote education, help improve memory, boost concentration, and more. Includes a program for toddlers as well as exercises for both children and adults"--Provided by publisher.
For Kids Volume 3 Keeps Your Child"s Mind Fit and Active
Author: Glowers Publishers
127 Pages Plus solution and instruction Sudoku Puzzles Enjoyable Large Print Easy Sudoku Puzzles guaranteed to provide hours, days, weeks and Months of improving your kids brain. Answers at the end: This is perfect for any kid who is not sure of their numbers.One puzzle per page - provides enough room for kids to work on. Large Font are Easy for kids to read. Helps develops the brain within hours making your kids brain younger and active, thus helping them to stand out amongst Peers. A great gift: For kids sudoku lovers, this book makes a great gift. No maths skill required even though it involves numbers.Makes your child excel in Mathematics.
Based on the renowned "Renzulli Method," which has been adopted in schools all over the country, LIGHT UP YOUR CHILD'S MIND presents a practical program to help children fire up a love of learning to last a lifetime. World-renowned experts Drs. Renzulli and Reis illustrate the crucial role parents can play in their children's development and address how they can work with teachers to enhance their children's education. They uncover the hidden potential of daydreamers, rebels, and one-track minds, arguing that gifted behavior--basic smarts, high levels of task commitment, and creativity--can be fostered in bright children, even unmotivated ones. Step by step, LIGHT UP YOUR CHILD'S MIND will show parents how to set their kids on the path to a rewarding future.
Guilty was the cry of the gavel in the courtroom that April day of 1995. A slender redheaded girl hung her head and was escorted out of the courtroom in handcuffs. Still, it was hard to see from my side, as an investigative reporter, how a judge could give a juvenile seventy-three and a half years in prison. In the next few months, I really wanted to dig further in what happened in this case.