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Designed to help students grasp the complexity of child development, Developmental Profiles: Pre-birth Through Twelve,5E highlights major characteristics for each of the developmental domains in a concise, non-technical, point-by-point format. Developmental profiles and case studies have been expanded to include middle childhood, and sections featuring children's daily routines. Patterns have been incorporated to help students, parents, and teachers comprehend the interrelated nature of development and translate emerging skills into everyday behavior. Updated content reflects current information about prenatal care and brain research. Information on safety allows students to recognize important safety considerations at each developmental stage and gives suggestions for appropriate adult supervision. Every chapter includes objectives, key terms, updated and more in-depth case studies, and each section offers tips on promoting children's curiosity and learning.