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Cognitive Development Lev S. Vygotsky development themes of development in early childhood. He believed that the culture and society the child grew up in would affect the said child’s development hence the term ‘Sociocultural Theory’ (Broderick and Blewitt, 2014). Vygotsky theorized that cognitive growth needed continuous expansions, which the child learned through using tools (Broderick and Blewitt, 2014). The tools mentioned simply mean anything the child could use to help them think and learn. Specifically, Vygotsky focused on language as a tool. A sub theory to the Sociocultural Theory is that there would be cognitive differences in different cultures (Broderick and Blewitt, 2014). Vygotsky’s Tools As mentioned before, Vygotsky developed tools that the child could use to enhance their learning and thinking ability. One tool mentioned in the text is private speech. Private speech is when the children talk to themselves and is useful for planning, problem solving, and self- regulation (Broderick and Blewitt, 2014). At age three, it is out loud and not to anyone in

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