Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health

New and Key Titles

Child Development

  1. The Essence of Play

    A Practice Companion for Professionals Working with Children and Young People

    By Justine Howard, Karen McInnes

    A unique companion to professional play practice! All play professionals are united in their belief that play is important for children’s development – and there are inherent characteristics of play that underpin professional play practice across contexts. Providing an overarching concept of play,...

    Published January 10th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Wellbeing of Children under Three

    By Helen Bradford

    Series: Supporting Children from Birth to Three

    The most rapid and significant phase of development occurs in the first three years of a child’s life. The Supporting Children from Birth to Three series focuses on the care and support of the youngest children. Each book takes a key aspect of working with this age group and gives clear and...

    Published June 11th 2012 by Routledge

  3. From Birth to Sixteen

    Children's Health, Social, Emotional and Linguistic Development

    By Helen Cowie

    From Birth to Sixteen outlines children’s physical, social, emotional, and language development from infancy through to adolescence. In both its practical application of research and its contribution to the assessment of child development, this text provides essential reading for those studying...

    Published February 1st 2012 by Routledge

  4. Understanding Babies and Young Children from Conception to Three

    A guide for students, practitioners and parents

    By Christine Macintyre

    When do babies begin to learn and what exactly are they learning? What are the key stages of a toddler’s development? Do movements such as crawling really affect later learning? How important is the environment to the under threes? What can I do to give each child the best possible support? Written...

    Published July 11th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Play in Early Childhood

    From Birth to Six Years, 3rd Edition

    By Mary Sheridan, Justine Howard, Dawn Alderson

    Based on the pioneering work of Mary D. Sheridan, Play in Early Childhood is a classic introductory text to play and development – key topics for all those who work with young children. Updated for a contemporary audience and fully evidence-based, it explains how children’s play develops and how...

    Published December 13th 2010 by Routledge