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A Toddler’s Life
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A Toddler’s Life: Becoming a Person

Marilyn Shatz


This book uses the case-study method to investigate the essence of toddlerhood—the development of sociolinguistic intelligence that will transform the infant into a child. The author places her case study of one child in the context of other findings on toddler development, drawing heavily on the work of the past 15 years by an array of researchers who have begun to map out the various competencies of toddlerhood. The author offers a comprehensive picture of the whole child and the rapidly developing skills of toddlers as they come to childhood and to a sense of self and the world.

Keywords: toddlerhood, sociolinguistic intelligence, whole child, childhood, self

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780195099232
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099232.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marilyn Shatz, author
University of Michigan