Flexibility is the ability to adapt to new situations. This is particularly important between the preschool and school age because children in this age range are exposed to a number of changing contexts, such as:
These contexts are constantly changing and are unpredictable, and require the child to shift his/her attention. By the time children enter school they can understand thousands of words, know the use of many objects and can follow simple instructions. How does this ability to adapt to different situations develop?