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The stages of Cognitive Development from the Piagetian point of view are the
Sensorimotor Stage (birth to two years of age), the preoperational stage (2 to 7
years), Concrete Operational stage (7 to 11 years) and finally the formal
operational stage (11 years and up)
∑ Senseorimotor Stage- which is from birth to two years of age. This stage
involves learning to respond through motor activity to the array of stimuli that
are a part of the senses. This primary stage is split into 6 substages.
1. Stage One (0-1 month) this is where infants begin to use and develop their
reflexes. For example the baby will try to suck on any object that is in or
around its mouth.
2. Stage Two (1-4 months) where the newborn repeats circular reactions. These
reactions are things like thumb sucking, things that have to do with the infantís
3. Stage Three (4-8 months) this is where Secondary circular reactions take
place. These secondary reactions are effects that the child sees and enjoys. An
example of secondary circular reactions would be when a child shakes a rattle;
he/she hears the noise from inside the toy and enjoys the sound.
4. Stage Four (8-12 months) this sta...
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