BC: Lovingly created in 2011
FC: Little Piagets' Cognitive Development | As Documented By Arabia Tyree Sampson
1: Sensory-Motor Stage: First Two Years
2: he can't get enough of his rattle! | this little Piaget sucking on her thumb! he's a natural :)
3: poor rattle has some competition. | the louder the better! | OBJECT PERFORMANCE
4: who's this kid? | he now knows where to find the cookies O: | Self Recognition
5: That's Me! | using the newfound mental representation to his full advantage, Piaget is nearly done with the sensory-motor stage. they grow up so fast!
7: Preoperational Stage: 2-7 years
8: this little Piaget loves to pretend that his tricycle is actually a fire-breathing dragon
9: Fantasy Play featuring Symbolic Gestures | you're under arrest! | Piaget introduced me to his imaginary friend Fernando... | I then introduced him to my imaginary spouse, Justin Timberlake
10: it's not nice to point & laugh! how would that make you feel? | oh temper tantrums!
11: share Piaget! | Egocentrism & Representational Thought | he prefers a tall drink of water! | it's all about "me" to these kids!
13: Concrete Operational Stage: 7-11 years
14: learning about liquids in science class | all grown up! | Conservation
15: this kid loves Sully, but is terrified of monsters.
17: Formal-Operational Stage: 11-15 years
18: 1st place at the science fair! | Piaget has transformed into a young adult that can think for himself and he now has a mind of his own.
19: Abstract Thought
20: Many have drawn criticism from Piaget's book of cognitive development theory arguing that true cognitive advancements in children are more of a gradual, but random process, rather than Piaget's suggested sequential stages that occur at specific ages. Piaget's theory of the incapable mind of a newborn is also refuted by those that refer to several infants being able to carry out tasks well-before the age that Piaget says is the norm. Vygotsky in particular saw flaws in Piaget's theory in that it overlooked the influence that society has on a young child's development. Not mentioning the effect of diversity on a child's development is also a setback for Piaget's theory.