9 - Early Childhood Cognitive Development

9 - Early Childhood Cognitive Development - 9 Early...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
9 – Early Childhood Cognitive Development Cognitive Development in Early Childhood - Piaget’s Theory: o The Preoperational Stage (ages 2-7) Advances in mental representation: Increased language skills Pretend and make-believe play helps children understand and learn Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Theory - In this theory, the child and social environment combine to influence cognition - Children use self-directed speech (self talk) to guide and direct them - Vygotsky and Early Childhood Education o Make-believe play is important for cognition o Importance of social interaction (peers and teachers) Individual Differences in Mental Development - Home environment and mental development o Preschoolers who do well intellectually have homes with educational toys and books, warm parenting, and appropriate discipline - Preschool and Child Care Environment o Need for quality care o Influences children’s mental development Use of Child Care - Majority of children in the U.S. will be in child care at some time in their lives
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 2

9 - Early Childhood Cognitive Development - 9 Early...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online