The Sensorimotor Stage Of Piaget 's Developmental Stages

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An Analysis of the Sensorimotor Stage of Piaget’s Developmental Stages in the Context of the “Levtex Baby Night Owl Musical Mobile”


This psychological study will define Piaget’s Sensorimotor Stage in the context of a children’s toy entitled: “Levtex Baby Night Owl Musical Mobile.” An analysis of the child’s perception of this toy will defined through the sensory impressions during the infantile stage. The sensorimotor stage is the stage from birth to 2 years of age, which defines the way tht an infant, recognizes objects through direct sensory impressions and motor activates. The “owl Mobile” is an example of the visual and audio perceptions for an infant that would be good for this stage of development. The owls represent
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Eventually, the child will begin to understand the visual objects and audio sounds that would be located in the closest proximity. This aspects of Piaget’s theory defines the important aspects of the infant’s perception of the world, which would begin at the 4 to 8 month stage:
Secondary circular reactions (4 to 8 months): Now babies’ focus shifts from their own body to objects in the world (secondary). They learn to control not just their body but other things as well and will repeat random actions for their results (Ashford et al, 2010, 246).
In this context, the secondary world of the infant becomes more extensive, which results in the movement of the mobile due to the stimulation of sight and sound. The physical sensation of kicking the mobile becomes an interaction, which allows the child to explore their own bodily movements and the object they are kicking,. This type of movement is crucial for understanding the impact of sensory action and the development of motor skills in this process: “For instance, if a baby is lying in a crib and looking at a mobile and the baby kicks its feet and the mobile moves (and the baby kicks its feet and the mobile moves), the baby will kick its feet again to see whether the mobile will move” (Ashford et al, 2010, 246). Surely, this defines the cognitive development of the infant during this stage, since they are now making direct
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