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    Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development

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    Review the leading causes of death for preschool and elementary age groups. How can parents minimize deaths caused from motor vehicles, drowning, burns, poisoning, and falling?

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    Some of the leading causes of death amongst preschool and elementary age children are: drowning, motor vehicle accidents, accidental poisoning, homicide, fatal falls, cancer, amongst other congenital diseases. The main reason, in relation to cognitive development, is that children at this age are not fully mature psychologically/cognitively. They are incapable of perceiving danger the way older children and adults can; therefore, parents need to remain very vigilant.

    According to Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development, children ages 2-7 years are in what he calls the Preoperational Stage. Although the child has strong communication skills ...

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    This solution describes the leading causes of death amongst preschool and elementary aged children and how parents can prevent these occurrences. It also describes Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development and its relation to children's ability to perceive danger.