Understanding Children’s Development

Bridget Williams Books

Please note that this edition is no longer available for sale. The new fifth edition is available here

Understanding Children’s Development looks at how and why children develop, and how they are influenced by the people and events in their lives.

It examines theories of development and learning, and the importance of early experience. It also covers the development of social behaviour and gender roles, and the practice of mainstreaming children with special educational needs into regular classrooms.

The fourth edition of this classic text – widely used by early childhood educators, students and parents – has been completely revised, bringing new theoretical concepts into the New Zealand context.