The Preoperational Stage of Development: Definition & Examples


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During which age range does the preoperational stage occur?

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1. Thinking in the preoperational stage that suggests the child believes everyone views the world the same as they do is what kind of thinking?

2. The main obstacle in achieving conservation is what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this worksheet and quiz to test your comprehension of the preoperational stage of development. Questions focus on areas including age range and interpreting the type of thinking of a child who believes that everyone views the world the same as him or her.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These study assessments will quiz you on:

  • The main challenge to achieving conservation
  • A real life scenario of a student who has not achieved conservation
  • An example of a child who has successfully accomplished conservation

Skills Practiced

The following skills will be practiced:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the preoperational stage of development
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of conservation and how it is connected to those in preoperational stage of development
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the type of thinking that a child engages in during the preoperational stage and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Use the lesson titled The Preoperational Stage of Development: Definition & Examples for more knowledge. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Interpret conservation
  • Name the man who came up with the cognitive development theory that includes the preoperational stage
  • Analyze how children in this stage think and interpret the world around them