Cognitive Development

Lessons

  • 1

    Cognitive Development: An Introduction

    Amazing brain development happens during the preschool years. When you support the developing brain you are building a strong foundation for future school and life success. This lesson will introduce you to important concepts about how the brain develops between the ages of three and five. It will end with suggestions about what you can do to help make sure all children meet their potential.

    This lesson is estimated to take 30 minutes to complete.
    START LESSON
  • 2

    Cognitive Development: Preschool

    Children usually follow predictable patterns in how they grow and learn. This lesson will help you understand typical cognitive development, or how children develop thinking skills during the preschool years. You will learn about developmental milestones and what to do if you are concerned about a child’s development.

    This lesson is estimated to take 60 minutes to complete.
    START LESSON
  • 3

    Supporting Cognitive Development: Interactions

    Your relationship with children is one of your strongest teaching tools. This lesson will focus on interacting with children to support play, exploration, and learning. You will learn how teachable moments, play, and communication can make the most of every routine.

    This lesson is estimated to take 60 minutes to complete.
    START LESSON
  • 4

    Supporting Cognitive Development: Environments and Materials

    Well-arranged environments are critical for promoting children’s cognitive development in preschool. Within such environments, children can engage in discovery, exploration, and problem solving that leads to learning on a daily basis. This lesson will focus on identifying environments and materials that promote preschool children’s cognitive development.

    This lesson is estimated to take 60 minutes to complete.
    START LESSON
  • 5

    Supporting Cognitive Development: Experiences and Activities

    It is important to provide children with a variety of age-appropriate experiences and activities. This lesson describes how you can engage children in experiences and activities that promote their cognitive development and stresses the significance of addressing the needs of all learners.

    This lesson is estimated to take 60 minutes to complete.
    START LESSON