Developmental Research ProjectDevelopmental StagesInfancyDuring my observations at this age, the children exhibited several examples of being in Piaget’s sensorimotor developmental stage. During play time, all of the children toddled around from toy to toy, touching, grabbing, pulling and throwing everything they could get their hands on. They were very fascinated by the toys with moving parts or parts that came off and they could put back in or on. In my observations, one child put toys inside a large toy to watch them roll out of the bottom. This kept her occupied for a significant amount of time. Another example of sensorimotor is the girl in my observations who continued to put things in her mouth. Although the teacher told her each time that the toys were just for playing, the girl was goal oriented and knew that putting the toys in her mouth would make her happy. During the story time, the children were not satisfied just sitting and listening. They wanted to touch and hold the book themselves. PreschoolThe main observation that I made during my time observing this age group was egocentrism.
- Spring '16
- Developmental Psychology, Boy