• Beginnings

  • A Guide to Child Psychology and Development for Parents of 0-5-Year-Olds
  • By: Sarah Ockwell-Smith
  • Narrated by: Sarah Ockwell-Smith
  • Length: 5 hrs and 17 mins
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By: Sarah Ockwell-Smith
Narrated by: Sarah Ockwell-Smith
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Publisher's Summary

Sarah Ockwell-Smith's essential guide to child psychology and development.

Beginnings is modern month-by-month reference guide for parents of 0-5-year-olds. It will answer all the questions that parents have about their baby's, toddler's and preschooler's physical and psychological development.

Topics covered: 

  • How a baby grows and develops, month by month, during pregnancy 
  • Physical development, month by month, in the newborn period 
  • Brain development from birth to five years 
  • How sleep develops and changes throughout the first five years 
  • The development of self and personality 
  • Social development, attachment and peer relationships 
  • Temperaments and the development of emotion regulation 
  • The development of memory 
  • Current and classic theories in child psychology 
  • Learning to sit, crawl, cruise and walk
  • Language acquisition and early literacy skills 
  • Early mark making—learning to draw and form letters 
  • Schemas—how children learn about the world around them
  • Food preferences and eating experiences in early childhood 
  • Play—including suggestions for entertainment at each age 
  • How parents and carers can encourage optimal brain development

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©2022 Sarah Ockwell-Smith (P)2022 Hachette Audio UK

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  • Kelly
  • 08-30-22

Great book

I’m a fan of Sarah Ockwell-Smith’s other books on Gentle Parenting and found this to be a really useful book at concisely explaining what is going on in the brain of a 0-5 year old and therefore what we can reasonably expect them to understand and why they behave the way they do. So many parts resonated with my experience with lots of ‘ah so that’s why they do that!’ moments and ideas of what to do to keep a baby and toddler stimulated without lots of expensive toys, technology or classes. Highly recommend!