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What Young Children Need to Succeed: Working Together to Build Assets from Birth to Age 11
What Young Children Need to Succeed Working Together to Build Assets from Birth to Age 11
Author: Jolene L. Roehlkepartain, Nancy Leffert
ISBN-13: 9781575420707
ISBN-10: 1575420708
Publication Date: 1/2000
Pages: 311
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Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Book Type: Paperback
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Contents of the book
Introduction
The Power of Developmental Assets
The Assets Definded
Building the Assets (Grouped in 8 chapters)
-Support
-Empowerment
-Boundaries and Expectations
-Constructive Use of Time
-Commitment to Learning
-Positive Values
-Social Competencies
-Positive Identity

There are 40 key factors which makes a powerful difference in young people's lives. This book gives more than 1,000 practical. creative ideas for building all 40 assets in children from birth to age 11

Each chapter begins with a general definition of the asset, followed by specific definition for 4 age groups-infants, toddlers, preschoolers and elementary age children. Then following the definition, you'll find ideas for building assets for all children, then ideas for helping children in each of the 4 age goups. Suggestions are given by parents, childcare providers, educators, health-care professionals, congregational leaders, employers, librarians and community leaders on how to build assets in children. Throughout the book, there is a "Did You Know?" section which includes facts about topics and resources which includes books, magazines, organizations and websites which are recommended to look