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Guiding young children
Hildebrand, Verna.
Personal Author:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Macmillan ; London : Collier Macmillan, [1990]

Physical Description:
xii, 388 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes indexes.
Format :


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LB1140.2 .H52 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This popular book takes a developmental approach to working with and guiding young children -- stressing the need to consider the child's developmental level when planning activities. Unlike other books on early childhood education, it offers concrete suggestions on how to guide children as they are involved in specific activities such as playing, eating, napping, etc. Advocates that adults should manage the environment so that children can manage themselves to fully develop their human potential. Integrates information about children with disabilities into each chapter to reflect the importance of inclusion. Covers specific program areas. Places the concept of guidance with the broader perspective of professional and human resource development. For early childhood educators and others who responsible for working with and guiding young children in daily activities.

Table of Contents

I Principles of Guidance
1 Guiding Young Children--A Preview
2 Knowing Children as a Basis for Guidance
3 Values as a Basis for Guidance
4 Guiding Young Children Indirectly Toward Self-Direction
5 Guiding Young Children Directly Toward Self-Direction
6 Guiding Children Toward Positive Self-Esteem
7 Appreciating Positive Behavior
8 Understanding Negative Behavior
II Applying Principles of Guidance
9 Welcoming a New Child
10 Guiding Young Children in Personal Care Routines
11 Guiding Young Children's Outdoor Play
12 Guiding Children's Art Activities
13 Guiding Children's Science and Math Activities
14 Guiding Children's Language Arts Activities
15 Collaborating with Families of Young Children
III Professional Development
16 Being an Early Childhood Professional
17 Developing Human Resources
18 Evaluating--Who Needs It?
Name Index
Subject Index