Baby Simon: Video Analysis

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Stage 1: The Sensori Motor Stage Birth to about 2years. In this stage the babies aren’t sure what happens to objects when they move from sight. This explains why babies are so surprised when they play peek-a-boo with an adult. During their first year they learn the concept of object permanence. In the video Baby Simon makes a classic mistake of looking for the toy plane where he last found it and not where he watched them hide it.
Stage 2: The Pre Operational Stage 2-7 years. In this video they do the conservation test on a little girl. She is defined as a preoperational child because when tested she observed that the two glasses had an equal amount of juice in them but when the woman poured the juice into a taller glass she assumed that
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In this stage the child can understand the conservation test they. In the video the little girl analyzes both glasses before she confirms that they have an equal amount of juice. Then when the juice is poured in a taller glass she understands that they still have the same amount because the glasses don’t determine if it has more or less in it or not. The little boy in the video understand tat if you hit a glass with a hammer that the glass will break because a hammer is hard. He also understands that if you hit a glass with a feather nothing will happen because a feather is soft.
Stage 4: The Formal Operational Stage 11 years onward. In this video the older girl assumes that what the woman says is true so she simply agrees with her that if you hit a glass with a feather the glass will break. She obviously didn’t think about the statement at all she just agreed that since it is stated that it must be true.
Personally I don’t think all of Piagets theories are true. I don’t believe that all children pass through these stages in order. Every child is not the same so every child can’t go through the exact same stages of life. I do believe that children have different stages of development but I they don’t all go through these stages in the same time frame. Some children might skip a stage or repress to an earlier stage. Every child is different so they can not all go through the exact same stages at the exact same
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