The Highscope Educational Research Foundation Key Experiences - HighScope (1985) developed this framework, now called Key Developmental Indicators,
of key experiences which provide an holistic experiences in the early years. It applies in middle and senior years, too. when designing programs for adults with dementia many possibilities exist to promote cognitive functioning.
in active learning, playing with hands-on activities, running, touching, playing with water, sand, cooking, listening to music, cutting and pasting-
in using language (vocabulary => two word sentences => 3-word, and full sentences, written/verbal, expressive and receptive, Answering and asking questions)
in representing experiences and ideas (object/index/symbol/sign)
in developing logical reasoning:
classification (attributes, differences)in spatial relations (up/down, above/below, near/far)
seriation (comparing,arranging, ordering)
numeracy (more-less,one-to-one, counting)
in temporal relations (today, tomorrow, two more sleeps until we see gramma!)
These activities include playing fort with pillows. Making a tent indoors. Talking about where you are, what you are doing. You'll note her expression: Gramma, stop taking photos and PLAY!
Also, it is important to note that there are many different kinds of intelligences: