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Hutton, John (John S.)

Summary: "Written by a pediatrician, this soft, rhyming story from a baby's point of view with dreamy watercolor illustrations celebrates the beloved, healthy ritual of parent-child reading. It also reinforces recent American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations to begin daily reading with children at birth, to promote bonding, language, attention, and other aspects of development."--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Manatee Press 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: BOARD HUT

Bronson, Po

Summary: Argues that popular nurture-based parenting techniques are proving unsuccessful because they fail to include key aspects of scientific research, in an analysis that covers such topics as aggression, intelligence, and moral behavior.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 305.231 BRO

Vishton, Peter M.

Summary: This course taught by renowned psychology professor and child development expert explores some scientifically proved techniques for raising healthy, happy, and intelligent children, includes topics such as the link between sleep and cognitive development, ways to help your child with homework, and how to encourage pro-social behavior.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649.1 SCI
Call number: DVD 649.1 SCI

Wojcicki, Esther

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: The Godmother of Silicon Valley, legendary teacher, and mother of a Super Family shares her tried-and-tested methods for raising happy, healthy, successful children using Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness: TRICK. Esther Wojcicki--"Woj" to her many friends and admirers--is famous for three things: teaching a high school class that has changed the lives of thousands of...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 649.1 WOJ

Summary: The aim of this program is to examine Piaget's theory and to critically evaluate it in light of modern research. The study of child development in the 20th century revolved around Jean Piaget's theories, and the program clearly describes their central themes, covering the cognitive stages of development from birth to twelve years old, giving illustrations of children's behavior at each level....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: The work of Jean Piaget has become the foundation of developmental psychology and the basis for changes in educational practice. In this program, David Elkind - author of The Hurried Child and Miseducation and a student of Piaget - explores the roots of Piaget’s work and outlines important vocabulary and concepts that structure much of the study of child development. Using both archival film of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1989

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Summary: Although facial and body hair are the most visible signs of male puberty, the process of becoming a man actually involves major organs like the heart and lungs. No one demonstrates that better than 14-year-old Jesse, whose physique is developing rapidly-while Mark, at almost the same age, poignantly awaits even the first hint of change. Meanwhile, 12-year-old choir member Dominic struggles to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Do our brains store experiences from our first few months of life? What happens to children who witness disturbing events before age two? How does being unwanted affect a baby? This program explores the personal significance of memory and examines the developmental stages at which meaningful awareness is formed. Visiting a group of 25 children, the film observes them as they turn two years old...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: What makes a boy or girl a loner? Can a child's future social life be predicted in his or her toddler years? How crucial is a sense of humor as children learn to make friends? This program examines the diverse ways and varying degrees of success in which youngsters build that all-important skill: getting along with others. Observing a group of 25 children who are now three years old, the film...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: As children begin school and other new experiences, what happens to the values, behavior, and expectations they have learned at home? Why do so many young people follow the crowd? And when does conformity become a bad thing? This program explores those questions, visiting a group of 25 seven-year-olds who are learning to cope with peer groups and situations. Children and parents are given tasks...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Everything is wrong, complains Claudia-who, until her changing body lost its sense of balance, envisioned no obstacles to becoming a professional dancer. Identical twins Jessica and Rebecca prepare for high school and the social stress it will bring, with bra shopping at the top of their worry list. And Alex, now 13, sheds light on the trauma of starting puberty at age seven. Incorporating...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Parents often disagree about the best way to raise children, and when they seek professional advice, find the experts are at odds with each other, too. This program helps caregivers sort through the contradictions as it summarizes some major theories of child development. Pointing out that different philosophies each tend to focus on only one aspect of human growth, the video reviews Piaget's...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: If we're all born with creative potential, why do many children lose their inventive tendencies as they grow older? What role does organized education play? This program observes a group of 25 seven-year-olds and their families in order to study childhood creativity, why it frequently fades, and why it matters. Exploring the impact of school and whether or not it dampens the creative impulse,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Clouder, Christopher

Summary: "Creative Play the Steiner Waldorf Way is the ideal book for parents who want their children to develop their creativity and imagination through play. It teaches you how to let your child develop according to the Steiner theory, which helps children to fulfil themselves naturally and holistically in mind, body and spirit. Each chapter covers a different element of your child's development and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gaia Books 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649 CLO

Shumaker, Heather

Summary: "When it comes to parenting, sometimes you have to trust your gut. With her first book, It's OK Not to Share, Heather Shumaker overturned all the conventional rules of parenting with her "renegade rules" for raising competent and compassionate kids. In It's Ok To Go Up the Slide, Shumaker takes on new hot-button issues with renegade rules such as: - Recess Is A Right - It's Ok Not To Kiss...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tarcher 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649 SHU

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 649 SHU

Shumaker, Heather

Summary: Shumaker continues to overturn conventional parenting rules in this sequel to It's OK Not to Share. -- Heather Shumaker has sparked much discussion with her 'renegade rules for raising competent and compassionate kids.' In this follow-up book, she takes on new hot-button issues like banning homework, technology use, and skipping kindergarten. She helps parents help their kids develop important...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 649 SHU

Day, Marianne Waggoner

Summary: Camp Grandma reveals how a successful businesswoman merged her working career with her role as grandmother--and offers grandparents fun and creative ideas for enriching their relationships with their grandchildren while teaching the children valuable life skills that will help them grow strong and think critically. Readers will be introduced to a compelling, sometimes humorous, and totally...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: She Writes Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Parent-Teacher Collection, Call number: JPT 306.8745 DAY

Matthews, Dona J. (Dona Joyce)

Summary: An essential guide for parents and educators, offering practical suggestions and strategies for raising smart, well-balanced, happily productive children.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anansi 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649 MAT
1 available in Juvenile Parent-Teacher Collection, Call number: JPT 649 MAT

Summary: Only the most naive parent expects constant domestic bliss, but when kids get out of control, frustration, anger-and, most of all, pleas for help-are completely natural. This program deals with behavior and development obstacles faced by two different families of young children. Three-year-old Leon has speech problems which often force his widowed mother and older brother Josh to translate for...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Although children 7 to 12 still need their physical safety and health protected, they also require strong role models, boundaries, and positive feedback to develop fully. This video will take the viewer through two stages: (1) middle childhood, when children build on what they learned in early childhood, and (2) early adolescence, when children begin to undergo the changes associated with...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: For the newborn, the notion of coexistence-that there are others in their world with whom they can communicate-begins with crying. In this program, researchers and other experts join with parents to discuss the steps children go through in mastering their mother tongue. Topics include the process of cognition, a baby's ability to make use of body language and semiotic gestures, babbling as a...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Why do some children give up on problems easily while others persevere? What makes a boy or girl afraid to try in the first place? This program studies the factors that help create a resilient personality and the reasons why some children back down from challenges. Visiting a group of 25 seven-year-olds, the film observes them with their parents and on their own as they undertake practical...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Good communication skills are often forgotten when the person one is talking with is too young to respond equally, frequently resulting in frustration on both sides of the conversation. This program presents specific techniques to improve communication skills with preschool children. Parents share what works for them and what does not, while experts in early childhood development offer insights...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Why are siblings often so different? Are "only" children lucky or disadvantaged? What are the long-term effects of birth order and sibling relationships? This program underscores recent theories that suggest relationships among a nuclear family's children-rather than those between parent and offspring-are the most meaningful to an individual's growth. Monitoring a group of 25 six-year-olds, the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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