Listen and follow instructions

Following instructions may seem like a basic skill, but as many early years educators will be aware it is a more complex task than we often credit. To follow instructions, children need to have the appropriate language/vocabulary, mental flexiblity, listening and processing skills, ability to pay attention to detail.

 Following instructions with several stages requires enough memory capacity, which will be impacted by how much space is needed for the other processing skills.
Learning to follow verbal instructions is a key skill required in many aspects of life.

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