This is a revised edition of a text which first appeared in its present form and with its present purposes in 1943. The authors have been studying the growth and development of children for many years, chiefly at the Merrill-Palmer School, in Detroit. Jointly with Winifred Rand, they have published several editions of a companion volume (Growth and Development of the Young Child, fourth edition, Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders and Company, 1946). Both these volumes are broad in scope, practical in outlook and soundly rooted on studies of children.
The present revised edition of "Child Development" deals primarily with the problems of the school years, but the principal features of the growth stages of the earlier and later age periods are presented to provide continuity and, particularly, to give a picture of the more immature stages of development for recognition when they appear in children of the school years. The