think very concretely and literally, not abstractly or figuratively as youth and adults do; to a preschool child, things are as they appear to be.

are not capable of reasoning or organizing abstract faith concepts along logical lines.

learn through their experiences at home, church, preschool, caregivers.

learn with their whole bodies; love to taste, touch, move, explore, smell, watch, and wonder.

are just beginning to develop some literacy skills; some can write their own name, recognize the letters of the alphabet, and count to twenty.

love to use language to please adults; “right answers” do not necessarily indicate comprehension.

enjoy being told stories and read to; repetition an important way to learn.are often easily distracted from staying “on task.”