At this stage, many children begin to understand the concept of day and night, which is a big step towards developing a sense of time.
They also increasingly understand basic numerical concepts, such as the difference between one and many. This conceptual understanding will manifest itself in other developmental areas such as language. You may notice, for example, that they can now use proper plurals in some of their words or phrases.
Their memory has also continued to develop, allowing them to recall past events. As a result, they can also anticipate the consequences of their actions, which encourages them to repeat or avoid certain behaviors.
The development of fine motor skills shows up on paper, as many children can copy vertical and horizontal lines, and some even try to imitate circular strokes. When playing with blocks, cognitive development also shines, as they begin to arrange cubes to imitate simple figures you’ve demonstrated, such as a train (several cubes in a line) or a house (a cube with a triangular top).