Cognitive Skills

Cognitive Skills 2017-09-12T09:55:40+00:00
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Cognitive skill development in children involves the progressive building of learning skills, such as attention, memory and thinking. These crucial skills enable children to process information and eventually learn to evaluate, analyze, remember, make comparisons and understand cause and effect. Although some cognitive skill development is related to a child’s genetic makeup, most cognitive skills are learned. This means that thinking and learning skills can be improved with practice and the right training.

Your child’s cognitive skills development will make huge advances in the first six years. During this time, you will find your child beginning to make connections and understand the relationship between the objects and people around him. As he continues to make huge advances physically and mentally, his abilities should likewise grow.
Involve yourself as a parent in your child’s early cognitive skills development. This gives your child an early advantage. A recommended approach is to involve your child in his own learning. His early participation determines his success in later life.
Some of the changes in our children are not so easy to spot, particularly cognitive changes. Children’s brains develop as they have new experiences. You cannot see the brain developing, but you can see what new things the child can do.

Watch our Cognitive Skills videos:

Communication

At the age of 1, children become better able to associate words and sounds with their relevant objects. In this video, we will share some activities that can help your 1 year old develop his communication with others.

Problem solving

At the age of 1, children begin to solve problems by observation and imitation. In this video, we will share some activities that can help your 1 year old develop his problem solving skills.

Memory

At the age of 1, children become curious about the world around them. In this video, we will share some activities that can help your 1 year old build his understanding of concepts and sequences.

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