what she learns?
Develops her ability to sort, order and classify objects according to colour, shape or size.
Cognitive development is how your child acquires knowledge about her surroundings. This involves her...
* Attention and perception
* Imagination and creativity
* Stages of learning 4 years
* Stages of learning 5 years
* Stages of learning 6 years
* Activities and equipment to help promote cognitive/intellectual development
* Your role to help develop your child's cognitive/intellectual development
Stages of Learning... 4 Years
Your 4 year old child...
* Enjoys counting up to twenty, and understands the concept of numbers up to three.
* Talks about things in the past and future.
* Can sort objects into groups.
* Has increased memory skills for e.g. he can remember a particular event, such as when his aunties and uncles visited several months previously.
* Can give reasons and solve problems.
* Often confuses fact with fiction.
Stages of Learning... 5 Years
Your 5 year old child...
* Produces drawings with good detail for e.g. a house with windows, a door, a roof and a chimney.
* Asks about abstract words... for instance... ’What does “beyond” mean?’.
* Can give his full name, age and address and often his birthday.
* Talks about the past, present and future, with a good sense of time.
Stages of Learning... 6 Years
Your 6 year old child...
* Begins to think in a more co-ordinated way, and can hold more than one point of view at a time.
* Begins to develop concepts of quantity... distance, area, time, weight, length etc.
* Is able to distinguish the difference between reality and fantasy.
* Is interested in basic scientific principles and is beginning to understand concepts like what happens to materials if it’s heated.
* Is increasingly influenced by cultural conventions in drawing and writing often combining his own personal symbols with letters from the alphabet.
* Is able to count accurately up to 20 times.
* Names days of the week in order.
* Can arrange objects in order of size.
* Is able to print own name.
* Tells month and day of birthday.
* Counts up to a hundred by repetition.
* Can predict what happens next.
Activities and Equipment To Help Promote His Cognitive Development
Your Role to Help Develop His Cognitive Development
To help develop your child’s intellect, you should...
* Choose activities that are practical.
* Check that activities are suitable for his current level of understanding.
* Repeat activities frequently.
* Break down concepts and activities into smaller steps.
* Look for different ways of presenting the same concept.
* Avoid him becoming frustrated and tired by an activity.
* Praise him for his efforts.
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