The Four Cs

It is important that you encourage your child’s creativity, curiosity, continuity and confidence during her preschool years.

words sabrina lee
photo courtesy of busy bees

No, this isn’t the same as the “Five Cs of Singapore”. Instead these “things” cannot be bought. They can however, be developed, cultivated and fine-tuned. We’re talking about your child’s cognitive development during early childhood, which includes building skills such as pre-reading, language, vocabulary, and numeracy. Developmental scientists have found that the brain acquires a tremendous amount of information about language in the first year of life before infants can speak.

There is a strong connection between the development a child undergoes early in life and the level of success that the child will experience later in life.

For example, infants who are better at distinguishing the building blocks of speech at six months are better at other more complex language skills at two and three years of age and better at acquiring the skills for learning to read at four and five years of age.

Find out how to realise your child’s full potential in the August-October 2017 issue of little.