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Is Your Child an Abstract Thinker? Helping Him Practice Thinking about Abstract Subjects.}

Reasoning and Problem Solving

Is Your Child an Abstract Thinker? Helping Him Practice Thinking about Abstract Subjects.

Many things in our world can't be described as a concrete object or action. These are abstract concepts, and abstract thinking is one of the building blocks of higher education. Your preschooler is beginning to understand certain abstract concepts, such as time. He remembers past events and understands that something happening tomorrow will not be happening in the next five minutes. He also understands directional and positional words. Another big leap you'll see your child make is the ability to start using abstract thinking to solve problems. He will increasingly be able to "put two and two together" in figuring out many things about the world around him.

Has your child achieved the following Reasoning and Problem Solving developmental milestones yet? If yes, check off all of the skill(s) he has already mastered to date.

Sources: This development milestone tracker is not a learning disability screening tool or test. If you have any questions related to your child's development and learning abilities, please speak to your pediatrician and care providers for guidance and resources.