Health and wellbeing in childhood (3rd Ed)


Edited by Susanne Garvis and Donna Pendergast

The period from birth to 12 years is crucial in a child’s development and can significantly impact future educational success, resilience and participation in society.

Health and Wellbeing in Childhood provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to a wide range of topics and issues in health and wellbeing education, including child safety, bullying and social emotional wellbeing, resilience, physical education, communication development and friendships. It explores relevant policies, standards and frameworks, including the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum.

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The third edition provides a cohesive and accessible reading experience and includes updated and expanded coverage of nutrition, body image and community partnerships. Each chapter has been revised to include the latest research and developments in childhood health and wellbeing, and features definitions of key terms, case studies, pause and reflect activities and end-of-chapter questions. Supplementary materials, including video and audio links, are available on the companion website.

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Weight 0.84 kg
Dimensions 25 × 18.5 × 2 cm







Cambridge University Press

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