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Originally published in 1977, this best-selling guide offered a means of keeping a basic, continuous record of a child’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. Including lists of items of major and minor developmental significance, it enabled practitioners to promote optimal development by careful observation and an increased awareness of each child’s specific needs.

National Children’s Bureau Development Guide Handbook 0-5 years is designed for use by anyone who looks after a child and who may find it helpful to keep a systematic record of the child’s development by using the guide regularly, for example, early years settings, parents, health visitors or child development professionals.