Now in its fourth edition, this guide to child development and behaviour analyzes the activities of children from babyhood through to their years in primary school. The author describes day-to-day situations which children will meet and explains their behaviour based on her own experience from working with children and with students, welfare assistants and playgroup helpers. This edition has been revised and includes updated reading lists. It also takes account of changing family patterns in the 1990s and includes the use of new technology in the primary classroom and assesses the information on new legislation affecting the education system. It is aimed at student teachers and their more experienced colleagues as well as parents, social workers and all those working with young children.