Jean Piaget 's Stages Of Cognitive Development Essay

1059 Words Sep 10th, 2014 5 Pages
Jean Piaget was a theorist who believed children progressed through stages of cognitive development. He believed children learned in an organizing way and as they grow they reach new levels. Based on his study and observing his own children he believed infants from birth to the age of 2 obtained knowledge at the sensorimotor stage. Have you ever played a game of peek-a-boo with an infant and was amazed when they were able to mimic your actions? Or have you clapped your hands and watched with excitement as the infant mirrored your same actions? From birth to 2 children acquire knowledge through sensory skills and motor activity. Piaget theory believed infants come into this world with little sense of sensory and motor skills, he believed the mind form through an organized process. The first stage of the process is the adaption. Infants come into the world with some knowledge and they take the information already known and build on it with new knowledge known as assimilation. In the first couple months of the infant life they learn through visual for example, turning their head toward sound, and they also learn from the use of movement for example, grasping at a touch. The infant and toddler progress through small steps, taking existing information, and adding it with new information allows them to make accommodations. By combining this information they are able to realize their actions cause things to occur in their environment. Infants also begin to start…

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