Piaget's Cognitive Development Stages

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Being a mother of two boys, ages three and six, the way they learn makes a lot of sense to me know after learning and researching Piaget’s stages of development. Since my children are still in the preoperational stage of learning, I would like to think I have a lot of knowledge on this particular stage as well as the sensorimotor stage. Since this paper is based more on the preoperational, concrete operations, and formal operations, I knew I would need to do a lot more research on these stages. Researching about Piaget was not a problem at all, but for me putting together the different tasks that I have come up with to go with the last three stages were not as easy. Piaget’s four cognitive development stages in my opinion are an excellent…show more content…
The ages of a child in this stage would be considered two though seven and focuses on language and actually I think on what children cannot really do yet. Since a child’s concrete logic has not developed, it is hard for them to understand that things will look different to other people and that materials can change looks while staying in the same belongings. By the end of this stage, children will be able to understand more in a logical way. The task I chose to perform is the water level experiment. I will show both children glasses of different sizes of with same amount of water poured into them. I believe the child in the preoperational stage will be able to see that when I pour the water in a bigger glass that does not mean it had more water than the shorter glass. I do believe the child in the formal operations stage will be able to see that no matter what size glass I pour the water into, they both will have the same amount of water. I look forward to seeing the results because I could be wrong in my…show more content…
This stage is where a child will be able to have and precise balanced reasoning, intellectual thinking, and more structured planning. The most important fact in this stage is a child being able to consider that there are many, many more different solutions to a problem they encounter. I believe this stage is the most important because it is something will carry with us throughout our lives. In life, we are problem solvers and in order to solve these life situations we need to be able to use this stage as often as we possibly
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