The editors of this book have brought together contributors from many parts of the world. As such, the book offers a truly diverse, international flavour reflecting a broad range of research on babies and toddlers. Examining examples from both Eastern and Western cultures, the book’s overarching focus is on relationships, yielding a coherence beneficial to early childhood researchers and educators alike.
Employing visual methodologies to help bring the chapters to life, the varied research studies presented concern babies’ and toddlers’ relationships and cultural contexts. Taken together, they offer a unique opportunity to conceptualise the use of a wholeness approach for studying babies and toddlers – our youngest citizens.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A Wholeness Approach to Babies' and Toddlers' Learning and Development.- Chapter 2 Toddler's Relationships: A Matter of Sharing Worlds.- Chapter 3 The Babies' Perspective: Emotional Experience of their Creative Acts.- Chapter 4 Spatial Perspective on Everyday Transitions within a Toddler Group Care Setting.- Chapter 5 New Mothers Transitioning to Employment: Impact on Infant Feeding Practices.- Chapter 6 Well-being of Mothers and Young Children in Contexts of Special Health Care.- Chapter 7 Family Child/Day Care Homes as a Cultural Context or World for Babies and Toddlers.- Chapter 8 Intergenerational Conflicts and Transmission of Values in Raising 0-2 Year Old Chinese Babies.- Chapter 9 The 'Work of the Eye' in Infant Research: A Visual Encounter.- Chapter 10 Examining the Dynamics of Infant Reciprocity and Affective Fatherhood.- Chapter 11 Applying the Tavistock Method of Observation and Group Reflection to the Study of Babies and Toddlers in Centre-Based Childcare.- Chapter 12 Transitory Moments as 'Affective Moments of Action' in Toddler Play.- Chapter 13 Relations of Dynamic Aspects of Motives in Infant-Toddler's Play: Enhance Small Science learning experience.- Chapter 14 Emotional Security and Play Engagement of Young Children in Dutch Child Centres: A Story of Explorative Research, Experiments and Educators Testing Hypotheses.