Tag: cognitive development

Is my child left-handed or right-handed?

Very young children often use both hands equally. Hand preference in the early years seems to rely on which hand is closer to the desired object; for example, a toddler may reach for a toy on their left side with their left hand because of convenience, regardless of future hand preference. Most children start showing…

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Cognitive skills for kindergartners

Kindergarten children are very active explorers of their environment. They are interested in everything and their desire to learn is limitless. Described by Piaget as “little scientists” and by many researchers as “sponges,” they are ready, willing and able to learn. Here are the 20 cognitive milestones for kindergarteners: 1. They know a lot of…

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Social skills for second graders

Social skills are important skills for second grade that your child is gaining awareness and a sense of independence. You will notice how your child is gaining more self control over his/her behaviour. 1. Begins to become more self-aware; recognizes strengths and weakness in his abilities. 2. Is gaining more self-control in her behavior and…

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Reading and writing: Second grade

The road to success for reading and writing can be mapped through the milestones expected for the children for second grade. Keep in mind that kids develop at different paces and spend varying amounts of time at each stage. 1. Making connections: Second graders make connections between what they’ve read and their own experience. The character’s actions…

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Bullying: How can I as a parent help my child?

        Signs to watch for if you think your child may be being bullied You may be unsure if your child is involved in a bullying incident. He or she could be acting as a bully, being bullied or upset because they have seen others behaving badly. If you suspect that your…

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Can you teach more than one language at the same time?

Well, parents of monolingual and bilingual children are eager for their little ones to utter the first words. It’s an exciting time to learn more about what the baby is thinking. However, a common concern, especially for bilingual parents, is that their child is not learning fast enough. Vocabulary size of bilingual children, when combined…

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Is pretend play good for my child?

Pretend play is when your child will start to mimic and act out familiar activities that he or she has seen you do. Role play and imagination is encouraged as your child serves food for the Teddy bear and bake muffins. Your toddler might begin imitating adult behaviour such as talking on the phone, reading…

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10 cognitive toys for cognitive development

1. Primo toys cubetto coding toy There’s currently a strong educational focus on teaching children coding, and as a result, lots of new toys, apps, and games are available to encourage and assist with this. The Cubetto is a premium product, but it’s teaching children the basics of coding in a simple, age-appropriate, playful way. Montessori-approved…

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Games to Stimulate Children’s Cognitive Development

Cognitive skills are the skills the brain uses to think, learn, read, remember, pay attention, and solve problems. We all accumulate knowledge through the process of cognitive development, which includes both, inherent and learned factors. Research on Cognitive development has proved that our mind is not developed according to a blueprint or innate intellect but…

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