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1. Cognitive Development List the six specific stages of Sensorimotor Cognitive Development that infants and toddlers move through. For each stage provide a simple activity that coordinates with their cognitive development. How important are theses stages in a child’s young life? Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings? There are six stages that infants and toddlers go through according to Piaget. He states that “ infants do not have thoughts of the mind. Rather they come they come to know their world by acting on it through their senses and motor actions.”(Morrison, 2009, pg 230). This basically means infants learn by doing. These stages are crucial to their development because they aid in hand-eye coordination, object permanence(realizing that people and objects have an existence outside of how the child sees them), and more. Without these stages, infants and toddlers would cease to be functional human beings. They would not know how to do anything. Stage 1: Birth to 1 month. Reflexive action. This can include closing their hand around mommy or daddy's finger, sucking, crying, cooing “At birth, the grasping reflex consists of closing the fingers
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