Suggested Reading for Parents



Child Development
Titles from the Gesell Institute of Human Development by Louise Bates Ames, PhD:
Your One-Year Old: The Fun-Loving, Fussy 12-To-24-Month-Old

Your Two-Year Old: Terrible or Tender

Your Three-Year Old: Friend or Enemy

Your Four-Year Old: Wild and Wonderful

Your Five-Year Old: Sunny and Serene

Your Six-Year Old: Loving and Defiant

Your Seven-Year Old: Life in a Minor Key

Your Eight-Year Old: Lively and Outgoing

Your Nine-Year Old: Thoughtful and Mysterious

Your 10-14-Year Old

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish (1999)

Cooking with Children
Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers and U
Mollie Katzen, Ann L. Henderson (1994)

Salad People and More Real Recipes: A New Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up
Mollie Katzen (2005)

Honest Pretzels: And 64 Other Amazing Recipes for Cooks Ages 8 & Up
Mollie Katzen (2009)


What to Look for in a Classroom: And Other Essays
Alfie Kohn (2000)

The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and “Tougher Standards”
Alfie Kohn (2000)

Miseducation: Preschoolers at Risk
David Elkind (1987)

Literacy and Reading to Children

Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever
Mem Fox (2008)
The Read-Aloud Handbook: Sixth Edition
Jim Trelease (2006)

A Is for Ox: The Collapse of Literacy and the Rise of Violence in an Electronic Age
Barry Sanders (1995)

Where the Sidewalk Ends 30th Anniversary Edition: Poems and Drawings
Shel Silverstein (2004)

Falling Up
Shel Silverstein (1996)

A Light in the Attic Special Edition
Shel Silverstein (2009)

Media and Children

Parenting Well in a Media Age: Keeping Our Kids Human
Gloria DeGaetano (2004)

Taking Back Childhood: Helping Your Kids Thrive in a Fast-Paced, Media-Saturated, Violence-Filled World
Nancy Carlsson-Paige (2008)

Consuming Kids: The Hostile Takeover of Childhood
Susan Linn (2004)

The Nature Principle

Richard Louv (2011)

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder
Richard Louv (2008)

Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey
Jane Goodall, Phillip Berman (2000)

You Are Your Child’s First Teacher: What Parents Can Do With and For Their Chlldren from Birth to Age Six

Rahima Baldwin Dancy, Rahima Baldwin (2000)

Together We’re Better: Establishing Coactive Environments for Young Children
Bev Bos (1990)

Becoming the Parent You Want To Be: A Sourcebook of Strategies for the First Five Years
Laura Davis (1997)

Raising a Son: Parents and the Making of a Healthy Man
Don Elium, Jeanne Elium (2004)

Raising a Daughter: Parents and the Awakening of a Healthy Woman
Jeanne Elium, Don Elium (2003)

The Power of Play: Learning What Comes Naturally
David Elkind (2007)

Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul
M.D., Stuart Brown, Christopher Vaughan (2010)

KaBOOM!: How One Man Built a Movement to Save Play
Darell Hammond (2011)

The Case for Make Believe: Saving Play in a Commercialized World
Susan Linn (2009)

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
Nicholas Carr (2011)

Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?: The Net’s Impact on Our Minds and Future
John Brockman (2011)

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other
Sherry Turkle (2011)

FAILURE TO CONNECT: How Computers Affect Our Children’s Minds — and What We Can Do About It
Jane M. Healy (1999)