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Title: Resources on Encouraging Children to Develop Their Thinking Skills
Languages: English
Source of Publisher: NAEYC
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Keywords: Cognitive Development
Recommended Books
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: SCIENCE
Goals: 11. Demonstrate curiosity about the world and begin to use the practices of science and engineering to answer questions and solve problems.
30. Develop self-management skills to achieve school and life success and develop positive relationships with others.
Learning Standards: 11.A. Develop beginning skills in the use of science and engineering practices, such as observing, asking questions, solving problems, and drawing conclusions.
30.B. Recognize own uniqueness and personal qualities.
30.C. Demonstrate skills related to successful personal and school outcomes.
Benchmarks: 11.A.ECa. Express wonder and curiosity about their world by asking questions, solving problems, and designing things.
30.C.ECb. Demonstrate persistence and creativity in seeking solutions to problems.
Domains: Developmental Domain 4: Cognitive Development
Approaches to Learning
Subdomain: Concept Development
Curiosity & Initiative
Symbolic Thought
Logic & Reasoning