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Sensorimotor: Birth - 2 years old
During this stage and infants knowledge of the world is limited. The child responds to sensory stimuli such as looking, sucking, grasping, and listening to learn about the environment.
Pre-Operational: 2 - 7 years old
During this stage, children use new abilities to represent objects in a wide variety of activities. Involved children using objects to represent something in a play and/or pretend manner.
Concrete Operations: 7 - 11 years old
During this stage, children begin thinking logically and able to utilize their new cognitive skills reversibility to think about steps in any order. They understand pouring water from a tall glass to short and wide and is the same.
Formal Operations: 11 - 18 years old
The young person now has the ability to reason not only about tangible objects and events but also about hypothetical or abstract ones. Utilize rational thinking and abstract reasoning.