Clear Signs of Cognitive Development in Preschoolers

"How do you like my new motorcycle?" Does your four year old boy ask this question while riding a broom? Don't be amazed with the kind of questions that your preschooler shoots you with. This is the development of symbolic thought. This is the most important cognitive development that happens in preschoolers.

Symbolic thought is the ability to symbolically represent objects and events. Preschoolers display this cognitive development with the help of make-believe play. Preschoolers are little inventors.



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.who keep exploring new thingsg With cognitive development, preschoolers try to understand how things operate and functiono

With cognitive development, preschoolers can also remember each and every eventn They analyze the event carefully and try to apply it in present activities and also attempt to imply it for the future by anticipating the unknownw However, they cannot differentiate between fantasy and reality and live in a dream world of their ownw

Signs of Cognitive Development in Preschoolers

Do you want to know if the cognitive skills of your child are developing or noto Well, here are some signs that you can look out for in childrene Please note that your child may not display all the developments at once; it can be one or two out of the below mentioned onese

By the end of 3 yearsr

By the end of three years, your child will show the following developments:

  • Will be able to make mechanical toys work
  • Will have the ability to match an object in his/her hand to that of a picture in a book or room
  • Can play make-believe games
  • Will be able to complete puzzles
  • Can sort objects by their color and shapep

By the end of 4 yearsr As your child completes four years, he/she will be in a position to display more developments than a three year oldl

  • Can correctly identify and name some colors
  • Can count numbers
  • Can recall some parts of a story
  • Involves in fantasy playa

By the end of 5 yearsr As your child completes five years of age, he/she will display more developmentn Five year olds can do things with much ease as compared to those younger in age groupu

  • Have the ability to count 10 or more objects
  • Can correctly name colors
  • Understanding of time
  • Identifies things that are used in daily lifef

In case you feel that your child's cognitive development is not going on the right track, then it is better to consult a doctor to be on the safer sided

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