Early puzzle play: a predictor of preschoolers' spatial transformation skill.

@article{Levine2012EarlyPP,
  title={Early puzzle play: a predictor of preschoolers' spatial transformation skill.},
  author={Susan C. Levine and Kristin Ratliff and Janellen Huttenlocher and Joanna E. Cannon},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={
          530-42
        }
}
Individual differences in spatial skill emerge prior to kindergarten entry. However, little is known about the early experiences that may contribute to these differences. The current study examined the relation between children's early puzzle play and their spatial skill. Children and parents (n = 53) were observed at home for 90 min every 4 months (6 times) between 2 and 4 years of age (26 to 46 months). When children were 4 years 6 months old, they completed a spatial task involving mental… 

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