Yardsticks: Child and Adolescent Development Ages 4 – 14 (4th Edition)
Helping children grow and learn starts with understanding their development!
Drawing on decades of educational experience and a wealth of research, Yardsticks invites every adult who teaches or cares for children to celebrate the incredible developmental journey that occurs from ages four through fourteen. Combining easy-to-access information about the cognitive, social-emotional, and physical characteristics unique to each age with practical advice for how to apply this knowledge, Yardsticks offers parents and educators a foundation for helping children grow and thrive.
New in the Fourth Edition
-Updated and streamlined design that makes the text easier to use as a reference
-Revised introductory material with practical advice for getting to know and understand children
-Each age now enhanced with information specifically for parents
-New age-by-age narratives that highlight what s intriguing, delightful, and sometimes challenging about children at each age
“In an age dominated by standardized test scores, Chip Wood’s Yardsticks is a treasure. It describes children as living, breathing, feeling, thinking beings. Many of the anecdotes made me chuckle or smile. Informed by a deep knowledge of general developmental trends, Wood also urges teachers to take time to observe each child as an individual, and he provides helpful tips for doing so. Most of all, this book helps us appreciate children, reminding us that they are truly a joy. I find this book life-affirming. I love it.”
William Crain, Professor of Psychology, The City College of New York and author of Theories of Development: Concept and Applications