This diverse collection of professional journal articles represents development from birth through middle childhood years across physical, perceptual-cognitive, and socio-emotional development. These readings represent not only cultural comparisons, but also more specific environments, such as the neighborhood, the family, and also endogenous factors. Highlights: Includes 21 professional articles, including :Living in a Bilingual Family, :Beggar Children in Nigeria: Strength in an Out-of-Order Existence, and :Patterns of Attachment-Exploration Balance of 1-year-old Infants from the United States and Northern Germany. Up-to-date research allows students to learn about recent studies and findings, as well as classic studies that are interesting and real to readers. Introductions for each article show how it relates to the broader themes of the book and provide a background that connects the article to the typical content of an introductory child development course. Critical thinking questions accompany each article, allowing analysis of material.Shore, Cecilia M. is the author of 'Many Faces of Childhood Diversity in Development Diversity in Development', published 2003 under ISBN 9780205381661 and ISBN 0205381669.