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Intellectual development

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Intellectual development Intellectual development is also known as mental development or cognitive development. This type of development is where the child expands the mind where he/she can recognise, reason, know and understand things. Day by day the child's mind develops. Each day the child learns about people, things, new skills, how to communicate, memories and gain more experiences. As the child's mind develops, he/she becomes more intelligent. ...read more.

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E.g., some children are very artistic or musical talent, some are talented at languages or maths, high academic ability, cleverness with the hands and some have a good understanding of people and their problems. You should help develop your child's mind by: * Talk to the child. * Play with them. * Sit him/her up somewhere were they could see what is going on around them. * Let them play with toys and other objects to handle and investigate. ...read more.

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When they start to learn how to move they will want to wander off by themselves to see what they can find. Letting the child do this in a safe area will allow the child to pick up information which will help their intellectual development. Asking questions When the child starts to talk the child will ask simple questions that they don't understand like, 'Who?', 'What?', 'When?', 'Where?', 'Why?', and 'How?' These questions will be demanded and are continual until they get an answer. Answering these questions for the child will give them information to take in. ...read more.

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