Chapter 5. The Puzzling Mind of the Four-Year-Old

  1. Barbara Tizard and
  2. Martin Hughes

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774328.ch5

Young Children Learning

Young Children Learning

How to Cite

Tizard, B. and Hughes, M. (2002) The Puzzling Mind of the Four-Year-Old, in Young Children Learning, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774328.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631236153

Online ISBN: 9780470774328



  • puzzling mind;
  • emotional needs;
  • learning model;
  • psychologists;
  • teachers


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Children's Questions

  • Episodes of Persistent Questioning

  • Misunderstandings not Detected

  • Misunderstandings Detected but not Resolved

  • The Concept of Intellectual Search

  • Intellectual Search: Struggling with Several Complex Ideas

  • Intellectual Search: the Power of a Puzzling Mind

  • A new perspective on the Young Child's Mind

  • Overview