Cognitive development is an important aspect of a child’s growth and development. It refers to the process of acquiring knowledge, understanding, and learning skills. In simpler terms, it helps your child to think, learn, and understand the world around them.
Let’s see how it affects your child!
- Cognitive development affects your child’s ability to learn and understand new concepts because as your child’s brain develops, they become better at processing information. For example, a preschooler who has strong cognitive skills may be able to learn letters and numbers more quickly than a child who is still developing those skills.
- As your child’s cognitive abilities develop, they become better at analyzing information and finding solutions to problems. For example, a preschooler with strong cognitive skills may be able to figure out how to fit a puzzle piece into a particular space more quickly than a child who is still developing those skills.
- Cognitive development affects your child’s social and emotional development. As your child learns more about the world around them, they become better at understanding their own emotions and the emotions of others. This can help them to build stronger relationships with family and friends, and to develop empathy and compassion for others.
- It also affects your child’s long-term success in school and beyond because when they become better at processing and retaining information, it helps them to perform better in school.
A Quick Wrap-up!
So, by encouraging children to explore and experiment, by reading with them and by playing games like puzzles, and memory games, you can help your child develop cognitive skills along with having fun. This helps them to build a strong foundation for success.
Always remember, it is a unique process specific to each child as they develop at their own pace. Jean Piaget is recognized as the originator of the study of cognitive development. He was a Swiss psychologist and according to him, Cognitive development involves a continuous restructuring of mental processes due to both biological maturation and environmental experiences
At Podar Prep, Jean Piaget is our inspiration and hence his ‘Schemes of Play’ and cognitive development stages are the basis of our play-based pedagogy.
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