Cultural Phenomena Of Cognitive Development

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When infants are born, there are not much differences in their thought process and they practically come into the world with a clean slate. Although, it is the world, or should I say culture, they live in that influence and start to make variations between one child and another in terms of cognitive development. In the following paper, I will be exploring the cultural phenomena of cognitive development in early childhood. In spite of the variations, it is evident in many countries that parenting has a vast influence on child cognition. Through parents, a child 's perception is shaped to adapt to their individualistic or collectivistic culture and it is reflected in language acquisition and parenting styles. In spite of the different interactions …show more content…
Just as the sensitive period in children make acquiring a language the most effective, so does learning a second language. There is little difference in the pattern of development between languages and no one language is harder to learn than another. The way a child learns a language follows a specific pattern and is inherently systemic in nature. In a world of sojourners and immigrants, many parents are likely to preserve their 1st language by teaching it to their kids. Second generation children in America and other countries are exposed to their parents ' native language if it was still used to communicate amongst each other in the household or with other members in the community. In many immigrant families, such as those of a Chinese and Vietnamese culture, it is seen as a disgrace for their children to not be fluent in their native language. So speaking and understanding two languages are emphasized while growing …show more content…
In addition, their culture also affects the style of parenting used to shape their child 's way of thinking. Immigrant parents may want to preserve their native culture by teaching their child their native language in addition to their host culture 's language. Furthermore, parents may raise their child to have strengths in independence to be successful in the individualistic culture they live in. In contrast, parents in collectivistic societies may shape their child to think about the in-group or communities when making decisions. With that being said, we could use this knowledge to enhance, nurture, and maximize a child 's cognitive ability and all future generations for the good of

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