He is co-author of the leading textbook Understanding Children's Development Fifth Edition, Wiley, , the recently published Children and Play Wiley-Blackwell, , and many other books and articles. Other books in this series. The development of social competence in children with disabilities Karen E. The interplay between parents and peers as socializing influences in children's development Stephanie M. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter. Contributions from an international cast of leading experts in their respective fields incorporate the latest findings and developments in each of the topics covered in the first edition? Historical perspectives on contemporary research in social development W. Caravita, and Tracey Vaillancourt.