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Jean Piaget was a Swiss philosopher and psychologist who created the Four Stages of Cognitive Development, which are Sensorimotor, Preoperational, Concrete Operational and Formal Operational. He believed when humans are in their infancy, childhood, and adolescence stage, they try to understand the world through experiments. During cognitive development, children actively construct knowledge as they manipulate and explore their world. By the time children become adults, they are able to put in practice everything they learnt and apply the skills they need to live in the world. Everyone fits perfectly into the Piaget's Four Stages of Cognitive Development.
The first stage is Sensorimotor. As the name implies, sensorimotor helps the infant to understand all its senses. This stage ranges from birth to 2 years old. I don't remember much of this stage because my brain wasn't fully developed, but probably I knew every time I cried my mom would come to feed me, give me attention or even change me. During this stage, my mom said that I liked to play with anything that would make noise, and everything colorful would catch my eyes easily. As any other kid, anything that ended up on my hands would be used to bang somewhere, until I got tired and threw it away. My parents would pick it up a couple of times, and then give me another toy, so I could be entertained for a few more minutes. I also discovered that not everything that I put into my mouth was comestible or tasty. I started to have fun playing peekaboo with my family and toys.
Preoperational is the second stage in Piaget's theory. This stage ranges from 2 to 7 years old. Children start to develop language and engage in make believe plays. During this stage, I grew up as an only child. My mom didn’t work, so we spent most of the time together. She used to take me to funny…...

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