The Cognitive Development of an Infant

The Cognitive Development of an Infant

This body of work (nearly a thesis) follows something I have long wanted to study–the cognitive development of a newborn child. It follows it through the first 2 years. It follows the book Wonder Weeks, which argues children go through 10 “leaps” in cognitive development, each of which is preceded by a growth period where the child is very fussy. I draw from several other books too in order to cross reference their work. I give many examples with pictures of my own son. The first leap starts with the leap of objectivity, at 5 weeks, when the child first recognizes there is an external world to them. It ends at 18 months (the start of the last leap) with the leap of system building.

This truly was a labor of love! The information in this body of work helped me greatly as a parent. I hope you find value in it and if you do, please share!

Can’t you just see his brain working! 🙂

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