Four Stages Of Piaget's Theory Of Cognitive Development

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The cognitive development perspective focuses on how children construct knowledge and how their constructions change over time. Piaget believed that children naturally try to make sense of their world, by engaging, touching, sucking, listening, and looking. Piaget’s theory of cognitive development was inspired by observing his own kids, and how they interacted with their surroundings. Piaget describes four major stages of cognitive development. Each stage represents a change in children and how they learn and understand their environment around them. It begins at birth until about 2 years of age. It is based on sense and motor skills. And how well they physically interact with their surroundings. Motor skills can be defined as anything that requires an infant to use their muscles, such as…show more content…
Infants aged 12-15months usually fall into this category, during this sub stage, infants discover new means through active experiencing. Such as putting objects into slots, an example of that would be when she put the phone charger back into the box. She would keep trying until she put them back together. Even trial and error. Kept trying until she got it together. Their fine and gross motor skills are more developed. Example, when the girl saw dog, she pointed to the dog. They also start with simple language. When the girl knew she did something right, she would say “yay”, or when she saw dogs “hi dog” Object permanence is understanding acquired in infancy that objects exist independently of one self. The child often wanted the remote control, so the parents would hide it under a pillow, but the girl knew it was still there, and attempted to look for it. By 18 months, infants have begun to talk and gesture, using symbols. The girl that was observed pointed to the dogs, and said “hi dog” it is evident that she is hitting her developmental stage, of what she should be doing at this
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