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Describes Piaget's and Vygotsky's theories of the development of cognitive processes in young children.  Summarizes the concept of self regulation.
Summarizes the cognitive growth in preschool children including symbolic thought, memory skills, reasoning abilities, time and perspective taking.
Suggests some activities for parents to play with their children to enrich the cognitive development and mind of a three to four year old child.
Your baby is approaching the all-important one year mark and he's loud, proud and, at times, out of control. Use his blossoming independent streak to facilitate growth with these toddler development activities.
Highlights aspects of preschool social development like parallel play, negotiating social skills, friendships, and understanding how behavior impacts others.
Examines the progression of emotional development in children ages 3-5, including the expression of extreme emotions.
The standards in this article are intended for 4-year-old children. It includes standards for singing and playing instruments, creating music and understanding
Learn about some of the most critical cognitive abilities for mathematics learning including: memory, language skills, and the ability to make mental
Read about the rapid language development in ages 3-5, from a 3 year old's constant questioning to a 5 year old's sophisticated sentence structure.
From physical skills to social development to cognitive understanding, they sure do grow up fast! Learn what to expect during your child's first several years.
Here's a quick review of some of the best rhyming games for toddlers, as well as the important skills your child will learn as she plays.
Overviews concepts learned in the first two years of life including Piaget's logico-mathematical knowledge and schemas.
Characteristics of social play are discussed to include variations in the development of social play, sociodramatic play, and play as expression of feelings.
LD is characterized by an uneven development of academic skills.  Read about other characteristics of many students with learning disabilities.
A summary of the No Child Left Behind Act, it's major components and outcomes. Also find a discussion of 'adequate yearly progress' or AYP.
Discusses behavior in peer groups and the importance of friendships for social development. Factors described include popularity, peer networks and acceptance.
Looks at math concepts learned in the first year of formal schooling with focus on standards including numbers, measurement, units of time, patterns, and more.
Discusses how outdoor education improves academic success and the residential environmental education programs around the country where kids spend three to
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