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Ch 4: Social & Cognitive Development in Infants & Toddlers

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Social & Cognitive Development in Infants & Toddlers - Chapter Summary

This engaging examination of social and cognitive development in infants and toddlers can help you grasp infant creativity and intelligence, the role of play in cognitive development, speech delays in toddlers and children and much more. Lessons are easy to navigate and completely flexible, enabling you to select any number to study in your sequence of choice. Quizzes paired with the lessons test your understanding of their contents. If you develop questions while studying this chapter, be sure to send them to our experts. When finished, you will be able to:

  • Identify and describe six stages of cognitive development in infants
  • List and discuss common measures of infant intelligence
  • Share stages of infant self-awareness and describe common infant temperaments
  • Describe how emotions are expressed in the first two years of life
  • Explain the role of play in cognitive development
  • Define parallel play in child development
  • Discuss the sensitive periods of development from birth to age six
  • Examine types of speech used by infants and toddlers in language development
  • Understand types of speech delays in toddlers and children
  • Provide details about the pros and cons of day care

10 Lessons in Chapter 4: Social & Cognitive Development in Infants & Toddlers
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Cognitive Development in Infants: Object Permanence & Sensorimotor Periods

1. Cognitive Development in Infants: Object Permanence & Sensorimotor Periods

There is no time like infancy - it is the first exposure people have to the world. According to Jean Piaget, there are six stages infants go through as they develop cognitively and learn to act in their environment.

Infant Creativity and Intelligence

2. Infant Creativity and Intelligence

How is infant intelligence measured? In this lesson, you'll learn to recognize common measures of infant intelligence as well as what information these measures can provide.

Social Development of Infants: Stages of Self and Temperament

3. Social Development of Infants: Stages of Self and Temperament

When do infants start gaining self-awareness? We will explore the stages infants go through as they increase their knowledge of themselves. We will also look into the typical temperaments of infants.

Emotional Expression in the First Two Years of Life

4. Emotional Expression in the First Two Years of Life

In the first two years of life, a baby goes through many big changes. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the emotional changes that occur in infants, including important milestones in socioemotional development.

The Role of Play in Cognitive Development

5. The Role of Play in Cognitive Development

When we think of childhood, we often think of playing. But did you know that playing is vital to a child's healthy development? In this lesson, we will learn about the various types of play that aid a child's cognitive growth.

Parallel Play in Child Development: Definition & Examples

6. Parallel Play in Child Development: Definition & Examples

Although all children are unique, they grow and develop in mostly predictable patterns. How does play fit into their world? This lesson defines parallel play and explains why this important kind of play matters.

The Sensitive Periods of Development: Birth to Age 6

7. The Sensitive Periods of Development: Birth to Age 6

The phrase 'sensitive periods in human development' may sound like it refers to moody teenagers, but it actually refers to periods of time when a child easily absorbs information in a specific way. The most important sensitive periods occur between birth and age six. Learn more in this lesson.

Language Learning in Infants and Toddlers

8. Language Learning in Infants and Toddlers

Language development is a long process, and there are many types of speech that babies take part in. This lesson explores language development and some key types of speech, including child-directed speech, syncretic speech, and telegraphic speech.

Speech Delays in Toddlers & Children: Types & Examples

9. Speech Delays in Toddlers & Children: Types & Examples

Did you know that over 7 percent of children in the United States have some type of speech delay? In this lesson, you'll learn more about the different types of speech delays from examples.

The Pros & Cons of Day Care: Characteristics & Outcomes

10. The Pros & Cons of Day Care: Characteristics & Outcomes

Parents have many options for child care, including sending the child to day care. Watch this video to find out some of the advantages and disadvantages of sending a child to day care.

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