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Create a chart in which you describe the stages of Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development. For each stage, identify a task that a child could perform.

I need help with what to include in the chart. Please provide examples of tasks. Thank you.

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Please see response below and an illustrative chart form in the attached response, including other links for further research.


1. Sensorimotor: (birth to about age 2)

During this stage, the child learns about himself and his environment through motor and reflex actions. Thought derives from sensation and movement. The child learns that he is separate from his environment and that aspects of his environment -- his parents or favorite toy -- continue to exist even though they may be outside the reach of his senses. Teaching for a child in this stage should be geared to the sensorimotor system. You can modify behavior by ...

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By illustrative example, this solution provides assistance in creating a chart describing the stages of Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development. Each stage also identifies a task(s) that a child could performs.