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21 February 2011

Cognitive development: two to six

This is a period of rapid development and you will see your two-year-old magician change into a concept-forming, linguistically competent realist, ready to enter “big school”.

This is a period of rapid development and you will witness your two-year-old magician change into a concept-forming, linguistically competent realist, ready to enter “big school”.

Language skills develop rapidly during the preschool years. By two and a half, a child may know one or two nursery rhymes, more colours, a few numbers and may start to count. By three, she starts to become more demanding by asking questions incessantly. During the next two years, she becomes increasingly more confident in using language. She loves trying out new words and learns to appreciate the nuances of language.

 
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