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Your child at play. One to two years : exploring, daily living, learning, and making friends
Segal, Marilyn M.
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Newmarket Press, [1998]

Physical Description:
x, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.

Format :


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Angola Public Library HQ767.9 .S425 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Grand Island Library HQ767.9 .S425 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Kenmore Library HQ767.9 .S425 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Parenting

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Hundreds of creative play activities for the toddler, ideas for encouraging creativity and language skills; strategies for toilet training, dressing, going out in public, controlling temper tantrums, and much more.

Author Notes

Marilyn Segal, Ph.D., the noted developmental psychologist, educator and researcher specializing in early childhood, is the founder and dean emeritus of the Family and School Center at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The mother of five children and grandmother of 13, she has written 19 books, including the Your Child At Play Series and In Time and With Love. She also produced a nine-part, public service TV series "To Reach A Child."
Wendy Masi, Ph.D., one of Dr. Segal's daughters, continues in her mother's footsteps as a specialist in early childhood development, and is now director of the Family Center which serves 5,000 families with its workshops, parenting classes and pre-school classes.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vi
First Thoughtsp. 1
Section I Explorationp. 3
Chapter 1 Hands on Everythingp. 7
Rules about Touching
Wasting Things
Play Ideas
Chapter 2 Emptying and Fillingp. 24
Keeping Order in the House
Constructive Rearrangements
"Think Big" and "Think Small" Children
Play Ideas
Chapter 3 Gaining Physical Prowessp. 49
Lifting and Carrying
Pushing and Pulling
Throwing, Pounding, and Climbing
Play Ideas
Chapter 4 The Timid or Fussy Explorerp. 76
Play Ideas
Section II Everyday Livingp. 87
Chapter 5 Everyday Routinesp. 91
Bath Time
Toilet Learning
Play Ideas
Chapter 6 Helping Mom and Dadp. 123
Doing the Laundry
Cleaning House
Play Ideas
Chapter 7 Going Out in Publicp. 139
Riding in the Car
Limiting Exploration in a Store
Shopping Rituals
Managing Your Own Embarrassment
Play Ideas
Section III Making Connectionsp. 157
Chapter 8 Everyday Feelingsp. 161
Resistance and Temper Tantrums
Feeling of Pride
Helping Children Cope with Fear
Avoiding Hassles
Handling Negotiable Issues
Handling Non-Negotiable Issues
The Arrival of a New Sibling
Play Ideas
Chapter 9 Word Powerp. 182
Reading Books with Children
Selecting Appropriate Books
Ways of Reading to Young Children
Teaching Your Toddler to Read
Play Ideas
Chapter 10 Making Friendsp. 200
Making Friends with Other Adults
Making Friends with Other Children
Handling Conflicts
Making Friends with Pets
Play Ideas
Section IV Having Funp. 217
Chapter 11 Action Gamesp. 222
A New Level of Vigor
A New Emphasis on Imagination
A New Way to Share Ideas
Play Ideas
Chapter 12 Having Fun with Toysp. 239
Playing with a Ball
Playing with Blocks and Building Material
Playing with Cars and Trucks
Playing with Dolls
Play Ideas
Chapter 13 Pretendingp. 265
Playing Out a Familiar Theme
Going Out
Telephone Play
Going to the Doctor
Replaying a Recent Event
Animating Objects
Substituting a Play Object for a Real One
Engaging in Early Role Play
Play Ideas
Indexp. 285
About the Authorp. 293

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