Promoting infant–toddler cognitive learning and development


By Nadia Wilson-Ali

The brains of infants and toddlers are wired to learn. Children develop their cognitive skills over time through their interactions, experiences and environments. The cognitive learning that occurs in the early years builds the foundation for cognitive learning later in life. This Research in Practice Series title highlights the role educators play in providing experiences that can help infants and toddlers become curious, explore the world around them and develop emotional bonds.



This book explores:

  • the cognitive learning processes of infants and toddlers
  • the importance of developing responsive relationships
  • key practices that educators can use to support cognitive learning
  • how educators can create environments that support rich learning opportunities.

It also acknowledges the importance of relationships and discusses ways to communicate children’s learning journey with families to maintain consistency between the home learning environment and the education and care setting.

Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 25 × 18 cm



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