Synopses & Reviews
An outstanding guide for anyone working or living with children ages 4-14. Written for teachers and parents, author Chip Wood offers clear and concise descriptions of children's development. A comprehensive, "user-friendly" reference that helps translate knowledge of child development into schooling that helps all children succeed.
- Charts summarizing growth patterns: physical, social, language, and cognitive
- Suggestions for curricular areas: reading, writing, mathematics, and thematic units
- Favorite books for different ages
Informed by almost thirty years spent with children and teachers and infused with warmth and humor, Yardsticks
has been acclaimed by teachers, administrators, and parent groups.
"A practical resource on child development. Chip Wood has walked the walk as both teacher and principal. He knows children and he knows how to apply developmental principles sensibly and artfully." Eric Schaps, Director, Developmental Studies Center
In a user-friendly format, clear descriptions of each age are followed by easy-to-read charts identifying developmental "yardsticks" in areas of physical, social, language, and cognitive growth. Includes curriculum suggestions and guidelines along with favorite books for different ages.
About the Author
Chip Wood has been a K-8 teacher, principal, and teacher educator for over 30 years. He is a co-founder of Northeast Foundation for Children.