"The Developing Child "takes an "ages and stages" approach to providing a comprehensive overview of the development of children from birth through adolescence. At each stage, students explore typical physical, emotional and social, and intellectual development. This newest edition of "The Developing Child" provides thoroughly updated content, the latest information on brain development, expanded coverage of older children and adolescents, and easy-to-read graphic summaries of physical developmental milestones. Students will practice lifetime learning skills--finding, analyzing, and utilizing information as they read "The Developing Child," They will also learn about a variety of career opportunities related to the content of each chapter. Students will learn child development theory as it relates to parenting and workplace applications. Students and teachers will have several new components to accompany this edition of "The Developing Child," The "Vocabulary Puzzlemaker CD-ROM" provides crossword, word search and jumble puzzles. Puzzles may be printed out, or done on the computer. Students can use the new "Observations Guidebook" along with the "Observations CD-ROM" providing video vignettes. Teachers have a new set of 48 full-color "The Developing Child Transparencies" to accompany "The Developing Brain" booklet. Teachers also will have "Inclusion in The Developing Child Classroom," providing strategies for use when teaching a wide range of needs and with specific activities correlated to the chapters of "The Developing Child" text. Teachers will also have "TeacherWorks CD-ROM" to customize and plan lessons on a monthly calendar.McGraw-Hill Staff is the author of 'Developing Child ', published 2005 under ISBN 9780078689680 and ISBN 0078689686.