Cognitive Development - Younger Preschoolers (33 to 48 Months)
From memory games and scavenger hunts to playing dress up, "store" or follow the leader, play time is prime brain development time for young preschoolers. Learning, thinking and problem solving progresses quickly at this age - and because most three-to-four year olds try hard to please, it's a delightful time for parents and caregivers, too. Focus on reading, singing, musical instruments, books, puzzles and more.
What Is It?
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.