Physical Development Bibliography

Books providing collections of cited references

O’Connor, A. & Daly, A. (2016) Understanding Physical Development in the Early Years: linking bodies and minds. Abingdon: Routledge

Sharma, A. & Cockerill, H. (2014) Mary Sheridan’s From Birth to Five Years : Children’s Developmental Progress. 4th edn. Abingdon: Routledge

Claxton, G. (2016) Intelligence in the Flesh: why your mind needs your body much more than it thinks. Newhaven CT: Yale University Press

Hanscom, A. J. (2016) Balanced and Barefoot: how unrestricted outdoor play makes for strong, confident and capable children. Oakland CA.: New Harbinger Publications

Stock Kranowitz, C. (2006) The Out-of-Sync Child: recognising and coping with sensory processing disorder. New York: Perigree Books.

Observational video materials

White J. (2010) Siren Films – books that accompany the observational DVD training films (these give extensive reference lists):

Babies Outdoors https://www.sirenfilms.co.uk/product/babies-outdoors/

Toddlers Outdoors https://www.sirenfilms.co.uk/product/toddlers-outdoors/

Two-Year Olds Outdoors https://www.sirenfilms.co.uk/product/two-year-olds-outdoors/

Birth to Five Early Excellence EExAT observational exemplification video clips

Early Excellence Assessment Tracker (EExAT) | Early …earlyexcellence.com › eexat › early-excellence-assessm…

Web-based resources

Pikler Collection website – 40 years of research into the respectful care and natural unfolding of motor development of babies and very young children – curates everything that has been translated into the English language https://thepiklercollection.weebly.com

NHS guide to ‘everything you need to know about caring for a baby’ https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/baby/

Sensory Integration website – a guide to aspects of sensory development and where this needs help  https://www.sensoryintegration.org.uk/What-is-SI

Guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under 5 years of age World Health Organisationhttps://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789241550536

Early Movers, a collaborative project between Loughborough University, the NCSEM and Loughborough campus nursery https://www.earlymovers.org.uk/skills

Fine motor skills development https://childdevelopment.com.au/resources/child-development-charts/fine-motor-developmental-chart/

Why food is important for Speech Development http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/baby/baby-food/why-chewing-is-important-for-speech-development-20110324-1c8of

Music Development Matters in the Early Years www.early-education.org.uk