What Young Children Need to Succeed / A - 17 (Paperback) Jolene L. Roehlkepartian & Nancy Leffert, PhD
Based on groundbreaking research, building on the success of WHAT KIDS NEED TO SUCCEED and WHAT TEENS NEED TO SUCCEED, this new book helps adults create a firm foundation for children from day one. As in the previous two books, the focus is on developmental assets--family support, a caring neighborhood, positive values, social skills, and more--that help children start out right and grow up healthy, well-adjusted, and strong. Youll find hundreds of practical, concrete ways to build 40 assets in four different age groups: birth to 12 months, 1 to 2 years, 3 to 5 years, and 6 to 11 years. The authors have also included unique tips for nine specific groups: parents, educators, child-care providers, health-care professionals, congregational leaders, employers, librarians, community leaders, and children themselves. Inspiring true stories show how individuals, organizations, and communities across the U.S. are building assets for children; resources point you toward more information. Comprehensive, friendly, and easy to use, this book makes anyone an asset builder and a positive influence in childrens lives. The Leader's Guide (ISBN 1-57542-071-6, $19.95) includes five complete, step-by-step, ready-to-use workshops: The Power of Childrens Assets, Building Assets in Infants, Building Assets in Toddlers, Building Assets in Preschoolers, and Building Assets in Elementary-Age Children. Each lasts from 60-90 minutes; all are easily adapted for many different audiences--parents, educators, child advocates, community members. 50 reproducible handouts feature quick, practical suggestions for asset building.