Author: Marilyn Shatz
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This book uses the case study method to investigate the essence of toddlerhood - the development of sociolinguistic intelligence that will trasnform the infant into a child. Shatz placea her case study of one child in the context of other findings on toddler development, drawing heavily on the work of the past 15 years by an array of researchers who have begun to map out the various competencies of toddlerhood. The author offers a comprehensive picture of the wholechild and the rapidly developing skills of toddlers as they come to childhood and to a sense of self and the world.