Early childhood marks the rapid development of social, physical and cognitive skills that build the foundation for all learning.
Life skills developed in early childhood include social and personal skills, cognitive and creativity skills, and 21st century skills essential for critical and innovative thinking.
Social skills allow children to make friends, share, show empathy and compassion, resolve conflicts, and be responsible. Physical and coordination skills allow children to feed and dress themselves, hold a crayon and catch a ball. Developing creativity helps them generate or recognize ideas that may be useful for problem-solving, communicating, providing entertainment, or expressing themselves through art, music, drama and more.
From the time they are in the crib, boys and girls demonstrate differences in their learning styles. Discover these differences in learning styles and how to identify your own child’s preferred style of learning. article >
Bring the carnival into your living room to play games that build muscles and coordination. activities >
Completing puzzles develops problem solving, visual observation, logic and reasoning skills. printable >
Charades is a classic party game that even young children can enjoy. This version of the game prompts children to act out emotional states and think about what events might prompt such feelings. printable game >
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