By Preschool Resou... on February 28, 2017
The preschool years (age birth to five) are crucial for brain development. In fact, 85% of total brain growth happens by age three! Preschoolers are taking in so much information and learning so much, all while doing it in their own little ways. When children are in the preschool years, they are still learning all new things and taking in the world around them, and putting everything they see and learn into categories in their minds (called adaptation), or they make new categories for totally new information (called accommodation). The best way to help them learn about the world around them and help them put information into those categories is through play!