To learn more about how children learn about cause-and-effect, take a look at these resources:
Causal Learning: Psychology, Philosophy, and Computation
Read more about the science of developmental causal learning in this book.
Learn more about how children develop an understanding of cause-and-effect between birth and 36 months.
Reading Rockets | Cause and Effect
This page has some simple activities related to teaching a child about cause-and-effect in everyday life.
Ted Talk | The Surprisingly Logical Minds of Babies
Watch this Ted Talk by cognitive scientist, Laura Schulz as she discusses very young children’s incredible logic skills.
Ted Talk | What Do Babies Think?
Learn more about how children gather evidence from the world and make decisions in this Ted Talk by psychologist Alison Gopnik.
- an action taken on something with the goal of bringing about an effect
- Spatial contact
- when two or more objects touch each other