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Second Grade Intellectual Development

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They have a growing attention span.

Children at all ages welcome new knowledge, but second graders are better at absorbing it than they were in first grade. As they listen to others talk, they learn new words. They understand jokes, puns and sarcasm.

What you should do: Ask open-ended, thought-provoking questions. Tell stories about what’s happening in your family. Try a subtle joke from time to time.