Cognitive Development - Infants (Birth to 12 Months)
Your baby doesn't yet have the words for everything they're learning, but they do have you! Relationships with others are a key factor in cognitive development at this stage. Daily activities, routines and interactions with adults and other children help them become aware of people and things in the physical environment. (Peek-a-boo, anyone?) They begin to notice, wonder about and explore the world around them.
About This Domain
The Cognitive Development domain focuses on children’s ability to acquire, organize, and use information in increasingly complex ways. In their search for understanding and meaning, young children play an active role in their own cognitive development. They begin to explain, organize, construct, and predict—skills that lay the cognitive foundation needed to explore and understand increasingly sophisticated concepts.