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If you have a child under the age of 3, you may not realize that your child’s brain is making 700 to 1,00 neural connections every second! As we get older, our brain’s ability to adapt to change reduces, making the first few years of a child’s life critical to their overall development and success in the future. As parents, it is essential we think about not “what” children think or learn, but how they are thinking and learning. Miss Heather discussed this topic on The Rhode Show. Watch the segment here!
Why is Cognitive Development important?
Cognitive development provides children with the means of paying attention to thinking about the world around them. Every day experiences can impact a child’s cognitive development. Cognitive development encompasses a child’s working memory, attention, as well as a child’s ability to manage and respond to the experiences and information they experience on a daily basis. Cognitive development can be compared to a child’s air traffic control tower – taking in information and processing it on a daily basis with intent and purpose.
What skills fall under “cognitive development?”
How can I support my child’s cognitive development?