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Contents Preface to the Fifth Edition 1. Getting Started Why Records? Keeping Records Language as a Tool in Recording Importance of the Environment 2. Recording a Child's Behavior During Routines Organizing the Information The Meaning of Routines to Young Children Recording Eating Behavior Recording Toileting Behavior Recording Behavior at Nap Time Recording Behavior Duting Transitions Patterns of Behavior 3. Recording a Child's Use of Materials The Meaning of Materials to Young Children What to Observe Records of Use of Materials How the Child Does What Records Illustrating Detail Interpretation-The Last Dimension Patterns of Behavior 4. Recording Children's Behavior with One Another How Children Learn to Socialize Do We Really See What Is Going On? What to Observe Patterns of Behavior: Summary of a Child's Response to Other Children Group Membership 5. Recording Children's Behavior in Dramatic Play Capacity for Symbolic Representation A Framework for Recording Dramatic Play Focusing on Dramatic Roles Social Aspects of Dramatic Play Patterns of Behavior 6. Recording the Child's Relationships with Adults and in Adult- Directed Activities Teachers Observe Themselves Recording a Child's Interaction with a Adult Gaining Information About a Child's Larger Social World Recording a Child in Teacher-Directed Group Activities Patterns of Behavior 7. Clues to Cognitive Functioning: Developmental Approach How Do Children Learn? Developmental Approach to Thinking in Early childhood How Can We Know a Child's Approach to Thinking? 8. Clues to Cognitive Functioning: Individual Approach Idiosyncratic Approach to Thinking How Much Does a Child Know? 9. Observing Children Develop the Power to Think Forming Generalizations Ability to Differentiate Ability to Perceive similarities and Differences Ability to Draw Analogies Ability to Perceive Cause and Effect Time Orientation Ability to Classify Perceiving Patterns Understanding Spatial Relationships 10. Recording Children's Developing Language and Emerging Literacy Language and Culture Recording Children's Use of Language Observing Speech Patterns Observing Emergent Literacy 11. Observing and Recording the Behavior of Infants and Toddlers Making Sense of What You See The Value of Recording Time What to Observe 12. Recording the Behavior of Children from Whom There Are Special Concerns Sensory Reactivity and Self-Regulation General Impression 13. Patterns-Summary-and Interpretation Patterns Features of the Final Summary Interpretation Final Summary References Index About the Authors
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Child psychology -- Methodology.