Cognitive Development - Older Preschoolers (45 to 60+ Months)
As children move into the preschool years, their thinking becomes increasingly complex. They begin to ask questions as they engage in increasingly focused explorations. Encourage them to wonder, ask questions, predict, experiment to see if their predictions are correct, record their findings, and then reflect and draw conclusions based on the results. Voila! Your child is using the scientific method. How's that for kindergarten readiness?
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.