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Designing Games for Children by Carla Fisher

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Chapter 10Preschoolers (3–5 Years)

Preschoolers, or children ages 3–5, are explorers who get into everything and believe in magic. They take pleasure in mastering tasks and showing offtheir skills. They’re egocentric and often sticky.

This chapter discusses the developmental milestones of children ages 3–5, including:

  • An overview of their cognitive development
  • Learning styles
  • Egocentrism and perspective taking
  • Executive function
  • Language and communication skills
  • Mathematical thinking
  • Motor skill development
  • Social and emotional development
  • Abilities related to music and creative arts
  • Developmentally appropriate games for this age
Figure 10.1 Image used with permission of Natasha Pilkauskas.

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