Cognitive Development ActivitiesChanda CrewsPSY 104 Child and Adolescent DevelopmentInstructor: Julian AchimDecember 7, 2019Cognitive Development ActivitiesCognitive development refers to how children interact with the environment surrounding them to interpret phenomena and acquire knowledge through learning (Pillow, 2015). This may include the criteria in which the children use to master wards pronunciations and interpretation of information availed to then by the surrounding environment.ActivitiesPlaying Games with the ChildPlaying sports may involve introducing some gaming activities to the child, and this will enable him/her to develop creativity to master the game and develop a high concentration towards the game. Playing games will help in the growth of brain cells and encourage the ability to think creatively. These games will improve the ability to think creatively and pay attention to instructions of the game to avoid messing up. Some of the games which would apply well to children include; playing with puzzles, playing the “peek-a-boo” with the child or even hide and seek, which improves their sensitivity and observation skills.Introduce the Child to SortingThe introduction may be achieved by giving children tasks to rearrange items according to their similarities, color or even size. The situation will improve their observation and sensitivity to some environmental factors like colors and shapes. This information can be used to enhance their understanding and also be used to gauge their level of learning ability and sensitivity as well.Creation of a Series of Countable Materials to the ChildThis will act as a challenge to the child by making him/her attempt to count or maintain particular arrangement criteria. This will enable the child to develop counting skills and be competent in arranging through following particular series and channels.Asking Them Questions and Enquiring for AnswersIntroducing children to questions to will enable then develop some learning and mastering abilities and hence help then not to for gate quickly. This will provide the child within an overview of how decisions are made and help him better understand the environment. Questions will make a child attentive to your words and better understand the local language as well as increase their thinking capacity. This questions will have to be answered and involve the child in actual language-speaking hence provide the child with more vocabulary on the mediate language improve in better understanding and interpretation of local language.Offering Them Chances to Make ChoicesAllowing a child to choose the things which concern them will continuously increase their involvement in decision making and be part of activities which relate them (Ojose, 2019). This will make them feel more independent and also help them make decisions in the environment.Taking Them to Identify Attractive SitesThese sites may involve big hotels, parks and even a library. Take them to this engaging sites make them explore the areas while asking them questions as per how they rate their territory and the level of excitement (Dasen, 2017). These visits will help acquire new knowledge from visiting new places and getting to know new vocabulary and further information as well. The exiting moments are rarely forgotten; hence, this knowledge will not be overlooked.Involving Them in Music and Sing AlongInvolving these children in music will improve their attentiveness and enable them to identify new words and ideas through listening to music and singing along them. This may also enhance their perfection in pronunciation and memorization of new vocabulary.Give Them Reading Materials to Study AlphabetsThis type of study will introduce them to more words and vowels, which will strengthen their pronunciation ability (Schaub, 2018). These alphabets may be breaker down into songs which are more comfortable for them to master every vowel hence enable then understand easily.ConclusionAccording to the above illustration, it is evident that it’s the role and responsibility of the parent to provide learning programs to their children which will enable them to understand the environment better and be right decision-makers. The more children are informed, the more knowledge they gain hence will be privileged to compete favorably in the outside environment and their next life stage.ReferencesPillow, B. H. (2015). Development of children’s understanding of cognitive activities.The Journal of Genetic Psychology,169(4), 297-321.Dasen, P. R. (2017). Cognitive development in Aborigines of Central Australia: concrete operations and perceptual activities.Schaub, M. (2018). Parenting for cognitive development from 1950 to 2000: The institutionalization of mass education and the social construction of parenting in the United States.Sociology of Education,83(1), 46-66.Ojose, B. (2019). Applying Piaget’s theory of cognitive development to mathematics instruction.The Mathematics Educator,18(1).