- Paperback: 300 pages
- Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing (January 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1575420708
- ISBN-13: 978-1575420707
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,155,994 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What Young Children Need to Succeed: Working Together to Build Assets from Birth to Age 11 Paperback – January, 2000
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The ideas and concepts are simple and almost common sense but it's an inspirational reminder of how we, as parents and neighbors, can choose to have a positive influence on children.
Of particular interest to our group was the "Assets In Action" boxes appearing throughout the book which outline ways different individuals and organizations have been promoting assets in their communities.
The book is chock full of ideas for being a positive influence in the lives of children for use by anyone who spends time with kids.
The Power of Developmental Assets
The Assets Definded
Building the Assets (Grouped in 8 chapters)
-Boundaries and Expectations
-Constructive Use of Time
-Commitment to Learning
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 at