Cognitive Development Stages

PCN-518 Topic 1: Piaget’s Sensorimotor and Preoperational Cognitive Development Stages


Directions: Conduct an analysis of the significant developments in a child related to each stage of Piaget’s sensorimotor and preoperational stages. Complete each section of the matrix for the stages listed below. Describe the significant developments and provide an example, using complete sentences, with the information gleaned from your analysis. Include scholarly references as appropriate using in-text citations and the reference list on page two.


Table 1: Sensorimotor Thinking


Stage of Sensorimotor Thinking Significant Developments Example
Adapting to and Exploration of Environment    
Understanding Objects  


Using Symbols    






Table 2: Preoperational Thinking

Stage of Preoperational Thinking Significant Developments Example




Appearance as Reality    




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