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May 6th, 2011, 11:56 AM
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Just curious if anyone has any recommendations for books on child development/academic expectations at certain ages and stages? My degree is in finance and I really love watching the kids grow and learn new things, but honestly I am somewhat clueless as to what normal expectations are for each age range. For example, Evelyn crowds all her words together when she does creative/journal writing. I know this is normal for her age but I'm not sure when they usually develop proper spacing. Certainly every child is different and we just keep working through our curriculum at her own pace and I'm not worried about her being "behind". I'm more interested for my own knowledge so I make sure my expectations are right for their stage of development. Hope that makes sense
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May 6th, 2011, 02:22 PM
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Hmmm... I'd be interested in a book as well. I've always looked on Baby Center for milestone charts, and I've asked Ben's therapists specific questions about him. I have a hard time knowing what's normal, too, other than to compare my kids to what others in their church classes are doing. (... and I DID take a child development class as part of my education major, but it was about physical & mental development, not cognitive.)
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May 6th, 2011, 11:31 PM
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I asked a friend of mine who was an elementary school teacher and she said start with anything by Piaget. He's pretty much what every intro to cognitive theories class start with.

I am going to try and find this one at the library or Half Price Books
Amazon.com: Child Development and Education: A Piagetian Perspective (9780195020694): David Elkind: Books

This one also looks helpful:
Amazon.com: Child Development and Education (3rd Edition) (9780131188174): Teresa M. McDevitt, Jeanne Ellis Ormrod: Books
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