Child development and dating
An example of this would be hiding the child's favorite toy under a blanket, although the child cannot physically see it they still know to look under the blanket.
Preoperational: (begins about the time the child starts to talk, about age 2) During this stage of development, young children begin analyzing their environment using mental symbols.
Increased research and interest in this field has resulted in new theories and strategies, with specific regard to practice that promotes development within the school system.
There are also some theories that seek to describe a sequence of states that compose child development.
However, at about 7, thought processes of children are no longer egocentric and are more intuitive, meaning they now think about the way something looks instead of rational thinking.
It may also occur as a result of human nature and our ability to learn from our environment.
There are various definitions of periods in a child's development, since each period is a continuum with individual differences regarding start and ending.
Child development entails the biological, psychological and emotional changes that occur in human beings between birth and the conclusion of adolescence, as the individual progresses from dependency to increasing autonomy.
It is a continuous process with a predictable sequence, yet having a unique course for every child.
Also called "development in context" or "human ecology" theory, ecological systems theory, originally formulated by Urie Bronfenbrenner specifies four types of nested environmental systems, with bi-directional influences within and between the systems.