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As I was reading the three theories I found out the following most compelling main of points of their theories. Jean Piaget developed the Theory of Cognitive Development with has four stages, sensimotor stage in the infant years, pre-operational stage that manifests during the toddler and early childhood years, concrete stage during the elementary and part of the adolescents years and the formal operational state during adolescence into adulthood (Huitt & Hummel, 2003). Lev Semenovich Vygostky developed the Theory of Social Development. The zones of proximal development are between the ability of the child’s ability to solve problems on his/her own and the capacity to solve them with assistant (Shultz, 2014). Erik Erickson states that we develop through predetermined unfolding of personalities in eight stages (Boeree, 2006). As I was reading all theorists I became more interested on how each theory manifest in children. I decided to try Piaget’s theory with my 20-month old nephew. I gave him some play dough and asked him to play with it. He touched it and cut it into pieces. When I began to rolling it and making small balls of play dough he tried to do the same thing. He took my balls from my hands and began playing with them, smashing and making other things with it. By building and creating different shapes he moved the concept of conservation while playing. In implementing Vykostky’s theory I told my nine-year-old daughter to walk through a balancing beam at the park. At first she tried to do it by herself but after six or seven times she became frustrated. So I decide to break down the task into small steps. First I held her hand and helped her to walk through the beam holding my hand. Then, when she was feeling more comfortab... ... middle of paper ... ...ideas and how each one of them will impact our classroom not only as an individual member of our room. Every one had an opportunity to contribute and express their thinking without making fun. By doing this activity the students mastered the activity without conflict and/or put-downs. According to T. Tamara “Teachers who apply psychosocial development in the classrooms create an environment where each child feels appreciated and is comfortable with learning new things and building relationships with peers without fear” (Tamara, 2010). All three theorists have something interesting and factual about the stages of development. I can only conclude that each one of them can help teachers like me to increase the awareness of students’ development and maturity. This gives us an opportunity to increase student’s learning and help them develop and grow up in healthy ways.

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