Jennifer B. Esty
Cools, W, De Martelaer, K, Samaey, C, & Andries, C (2009). Movement skills assessment of typical developing preschool children: A review of seven movement skill assessment tools. Journal of Sports science and medicine, 8, 154-168. Article reviewing muscle development tests.
Lagercrantz, Hugo, & Changeux, J (2009). The emergence of Human Consciousness: From Fetal to Neonatal Life. Pediatric Research. 65, 225-260. Very useful, readily accessible article reviewing brain development.
Lee, J. C., Mayer-Proschel, M., & Rao, M. S. (2000). Gliogenesis in the central nervous system. Glia, 30, 105-121. This article will be more easily accessible with a background in neural anatomy.
Lenroot, R, & Giedd, J. N. (2006). Brain Development in children and adolescents: Insights from anatomical magnetic resonance imaging. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 30, 718-729.
Rhawn, J (1999).Fetal brain and cognitive development. Developemental Review. 20, 81-98. Good for historical context. Lagercrantz, et al offers more recent information.