This book gives teachers, student teachers and parents insight into the development and education of children between the ages of five and eight. "Teaching Five to Eight Year Olds" considers first the physical, emotional and moral development through these years. It then examines the curriculum best suited for the needs of this age-group, and considers traditional concerns of education for young children, namely play and language development. Cognitive growth and emotional and social development are then covered, before three final chapters go on to look at children who find learning difficult, for whatever reason; at ways of working with parents and others; and at how the transition from the first stage of education to the next can be most smoothly accomplished. There are suggestions for further reading related to all of those topics.