Piaget's 4 Stages

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The first of the four stages in Piagets theory is the sensorimotor stage, Piaget believed an infant is born with no way of making sense of the world and that they take information in by using their senses and through motor activity. In this stage children are only able to focus on what is directly in front of them and can only use their biologically built in responses such as sucking (textbook 208-209). Piaget uses three sub stages that children go through in order to develop their cognitive understanding. At around 6 months old children develop goal directed behaviour and this is where they learn that they can influence other things or people to do things such as shaking a rattle to produce a noise. Once an infant reaches around 8 months they
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