The Child's Conception of Physical Causality

The Child's Conception of Physical Causality

Author: Jean Piaget

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415209986

Category: Psychology

Page: 309

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Our encounters with the physical world are filled with miraculous puzzles-wind appears from somewhere, heavy objects (like oil tankers) float on oceans, yet smaller objects go to the bottom of our water-filled buckets. As adults, instead of confronting a whole world, we are reduced to driving from one parking garage to another. The Child's Conception of Physical Causality, part of the very beginning of the ground-breaking work of the Swiss naturalist Jean Piaget, is filled with creative experimental ideas for probing the most sophisticated ways of thinking in children. The strength of Piaget's research is evident in this collection of empirical data, systematically organized by tasks that illuminate how things work. Piaget's data are remarkably rich. In his new introduction, Jaan Valsiner observes that Piaget had no grand theoretical aims, yet the book's simple power cannot be ignored. Piaget's great contribution to developmental psychology was his "clinical method"-a tactic that integrated relevant aspects of naturalistic experiment, interview, and observation. Through this systematic inquiry, we gain insight into children's thinking. Reading Piaget will encourage the contemporary reader to think about the unity of psychological phenomena and their theoretical underpinnings. His wealth of creative experimental ideas probes into the most sophisticated ways of thinking in children. Technologies change, yet the creative curiosity of children remains basically unhindered by the consumer society. Piaget's data preserve the reality of the original phenomena. As such, this work will provide a wealth of information for developmental psychologists and those involved in the field of experimental science. Jean Piaget (1896-1980) is known for investigations of thought processes. He was professor at Geneva University (1929-1954) and director of the International Center for Epistemology (1955-1980). He is the author of The Language and Thought of the Child, Judgment and Reasoning in the Child, The Origin of Intelligence in Children, and The Early Growth of Logic in the Child. Jaan Valsiner is professor of psychology at Clark University, and a recognized authority on the life and work of Piaget.

The Child's Conception of the World

The Child's Conception of the World

Author: Jean Piaget

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742559513

Category: Psychology

Page: 397

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Nineteenth-century developmental psychologist Jean Piaget examines the child's notions of reality and causality at various stages of development.

Around the Year in Children's Church

Around the Year in Children's Church

Author: Barbara Younger

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9781426765575

Category: Religion

Page: 347

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Holy days and holidays, special times and ordinary time, the celebration of the church year adds spiritual meaning and depth to our lives as Christians. Around the Year in Children’s Church is a resource created to help children understand and celebrate the entire liturgical year from the first Sunday of Advent through Kingdomtide. Around the Year in Children’s Church is filled with fifty-two active, hands-on programs. Each featuring a simple Christian message related to the season of the church year or a particular holiday; a Bible verse; a story; a prayer; a time for sharing; a snack; and a musical activity, a craft, or a game. The programs are structured to last from thirty-five to forty minutes. An additional activity is included for those who want to extend Children’s Church to a full hour. Supplies and set-up are kept to a minimum, and the easy-to-use format makes it just right for today’s busy teacher.

Yoga for You and Your Child

Yoga for You and Your Child

Author: Mark Singleton

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN: 9781786780270

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

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Improve your child's health, agility, concentration, confidence and awareness through simple and fun yoga practice. Whether you already practise yoga or are trying it for the first time, this easy-to-follow guide allows you to share yoga's many benefits with your child whatever your level of flexibility and fitness. Includes more than 40 yoga postures for children of all ages devised by children's yoga expert Mark Singleton Shows how to make yoga sessions exciting, interactive and child-friendly by playing yoga games, going on "yoga adventures" and imitating animal shapes, walks and noises Explores how regular yoga practice can help children learn more effectively, cope better with stress, reduce symptoms of illness such as asthma, and prevent posture problems in later life Adapts traditional yogic breathing techniques and meditation into fun exercises that calm and soothe the mind, and help children to sleep at night

Child, Adolescent and Family Development

Child, Adolescent and Family Development

Author: Phillip T. Slee

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107402164

Category: Psychology

Page: 640

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Provides a comprehensive study if human development from conception to adulthood. It explores the foundations of modern development thought, through the work of researchers such as Freud and Erikson, and also incorporates the latest international research. Slee at Flinders, Campbell at QUT, Spears at Uni of South Australia.

Classification of Clouds | Atmosphere, Weather and Climate Grade 5 | Children's Science Education Books

Classification of Clouds | Atmosphere, Weather and Climate Grade 5 | Children's Science Education Books

Author: Baby Professor

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781541963207

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 953

Did you know that there are at least four classifications of clouds? Clouds are classified based on their composition, height, and type of precipitation. Clouds can be cirrus, stratus, cumulus and cumulonimbus. In this book, you will gain the knowledge required to classify the clouds you see in the sky now. What do you think it is?

Children's Jukebox

Children's Jukebox

Author: Rob Reid

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 083890940X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

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Lists over five hundred children's musical recordings, describing how each song can be applied to teaching and playing opportunities, and highlights songs with such particular learning themes as food, animals, sportsmanship, and emotions.