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Unformatted text preview: behavior Includes child’s knowledge of • Perceptions • Psychological states • Actions False Belief Problems – developing a theory of mind includes understating the connection between others desires and their actions Theory of mind and the growth of play • Play – activities that are pursued for their own sake and the enjoyment they provide • Pretend play – make-believe activities in which children create new symbolic representations o Object substitution – use an object for something other than itself • Sociodramatic play – activities in which children enact miniature dramas with other children or adults • Significance of play o Piaget Play reflects egocentrism Play only contributes to development during elementary years o Vigotsky Enhances thinking and takes children to higher levels within their ZPD Scaffolding...
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