A Child's World

A Child's World

'A Child's World' charts the key developments and achievements that mark the way on every human being's incredible journey to becoming a fully-fledged independent person. It's all about how children's minds work and the universal way in which emotional and intellectual processes develop between the ages of two and twelve.

Each Episode tells the story of the attainment of a specific skill or understanding crucial to operating in the adult world. It looks at how children gain a sense of self, how they navigate the social world, how they learn about lying and how they make sense of the physical world. The series also examines how children come to understand life, death and sex, and reveals the long struggle to break free from parental bonds.

Its not about parenting. Its not about language, but about behaviour and the mind - how all childrens minds work and the universal way in which cognitive processes develop in the run up to adolescence.



  • The Mind Reader - how children acquire an understanding of what goes on in the minds of others.
  • The Lying Game - how children learn the vital social skill of not always telling the truth.

  • The Engendered Species - how children learn about gender - their own and other people's.
  • The Thinker - how children acquire the tools necessary for abstract thought, logic and reasoning.

  • Life and Times - see how children need an understanding of time before they can begin to grasp the concepts of life and death.
  • State of Independence - we reveal the long struggle to break free from parents and gain autonomy.

    Rated: G
    Duration: approx. 135 mins
    RRP $30.95

    Available through:www.abcshop.com.au

    'A Child's World' is about behaviour and how a child's mind works and develops from mind games to independant thinking, and the influences that effect this process.

    It provides a fantastic insight into children's mind and their development. I'd highly recommend this to every parent to own a copy and watch at when your child is born, at 2, 4 & 7 years old. Understanding a child's mind is the closest thing to a parenting guide.

    Rating: 5/5

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