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Intellectual Development in Infancy

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Andrew Wilson

on 27 September 2016

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Intellectual Development in Infancy
I will be able to define intellectual development and learn the milestones in Infancy
What is Intellectual Development?
Problem solving
Abstract thinking - using your imagination
Critical thinking - making clear, reasoned judgements
Communication skills
Understanding the world around us
Deductive reasoning - 1 + 1 = 2
Inference = the sun rose yesterday morning, it will do the same tomorrow
Object permanence
Your turn...
Write down your own definition of intellectual development. USE EXAMPLES!!!

What is good about it...
What is bad about it...
From the milestones pick the 1 you think is most important.

What area of intellectual development is it related to?

Why is it the most important milestone?
What sort of activities can parents do to help support intellectual development?
3 months - Infants make noises when they are spoken to.

9 months - Infants practise making sounds, repeating syllables like 'mum-mum' and 'dad-dad'. They begin to learn that the sounds their carers make mean something. They understand a couple of words, like 'no' and 'bye-bye'.

12 months - Infants know their own name and understand several words. They understand simple commands with gestures, like 'give it to mummy'.

15 months - Infants understand and obey simple commands, like 'Bring it here'. They can say a few words and understand many more.

18 months - Infants will try to join in with nursery rhymes. Soon after this they can put a few words together to make simple sentences.

2 years - Infants can use around 50 words and understand many more. They ask questions all the time, like 'Whats that?'
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