Your Five-Year-Old

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Your Five-Year-Old

Sunny and Serene

By Louise Bates Ames; Frances L. Ilg; Carol C. Haber

Dell, Paperback, 9780440506737, 144pp.

Publication Date: February 15, 1981

A five-year-old is a wonderful, fun-loving, exuberant child. But what's going on inside that five-year-old head? What stages of development does a child this age go through, and what should parents know that can help their five-year-old handle this impressionable year? Recognized authorities on child behavior and development, Drs. Ames and Ilg answer these and many other questions, offering both invaluable practical advice and enlightening psychological insights.
Included in this book:
Characteristics of age Five
The child and others
Accomplishments and abilities
The child's mind
The five-year-old party
Stories from real life
Good books and toys for Fives
Books for parents
Louise Bates Ames and her colleagues synthesize a lifetime of observation of children, consultation, and discussion with parents. These books will help parents to better understand their children and will guide them through the fascinating and sometimes trying experiences of modern parenthood. Donald J. Cohen, M.D., Director, Yale Child Study Center, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology, Yale School of Medicine.

About the Author
Louise Bates Ames is a lecturer at the Yale Child Study Center and assistant professor emeritus at Yale University. She is co-founder of the Gesell Institute of Child Development and collaborator or co-author of three dozen or so books, including "The First Five Years of Life, Infant and Child in the Culture of Today, Child Rorschach Responses, "and the series "Your One-Year-Old" through "Your Ten- to Fourteen-Year-Old." She has one child, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Frances L. Ilg wrote numerous books, including "The Child from Five to Ten, Youth: The Years from Ten to Sixteen, "and "Child Behavior, "before her death in 1981. She was also a co-founder of the Gesell Institute of Child Development at Yale."