Cognitive Development - Young Toddler (8 to 21 Months)
Welcome to Short Attention Span Theater! Your child's brain is making new connections rapidly, and he or she will quickly switch their attention from one activity to the next. Provide as many opportunities to explore and learn new concepts as possible. Stimulate their brains with a variety of sizes, textures and shapes to play with - such as interactive toys and books, pots and pans, "busy" boxes, simple art materials, blocks, puzzles and more.
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.