Book Title: See How They Grow: Infants and Toddlers
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Author: Sue Martin
See How They Grow: Infants and Toddlers offers an overview of the growth and development of infants and toddlers from the neonate stage through age three. There is special emphasis on the phenomenological approach, which requires that the caregiver adopt a perspective that leads to a more human and responsive understanding of each child. This approach is combined with scientific methodology, allowing teachers to achieve a level of improved competence, becoming reflective practitioners. The early chapters describe the book's philosophy and explain various methods of observation while providing a baseline of information on growth and development. Later chapters focus on development in 3-month spans, leading to the full examination of how children grow and change rapidly in all domains: physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and language. Developmental variations and alerts are considered at each level, including health and safety issues as well as potential signs of abuse and neglect.