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  1. Sep 2017
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    1. In the first stage of cognitive development, the sensorimotor stage, children are prelinguislic. According lo Piaget. children's undorslanding of the environ-ment comes only through their immediate direct (sensory) exporiencos and their motor (movement) activities. An important precursor to Iha onset of language is tho development of object permanence. Object permanence involves an awareness that an object continues lo exist even when it is out of sight. Further, when tho object ronppenrs, it is tho same object and has the same properties as before. IL is through sensorimotor experiences in infancy that children develop the cognitive ability to understand object permanence. According to Piaget, language appears when chil-dren's cognitive growth reaches a point whore thoy use and manipulate symbols (Piaget, 1962, in Paciorek & Munro. 1999). After object permanence is acquir~d. chil-dren begin to use symbols such as words lo refer to objects and actions (Santrock, 2001; Sinclair-deZwart, 1969).

      I think the concept of object permanence is a very interesting topic in the language development of children. Children are able to understand object permanence when their motor skills are further developed, because they able to physically see that the object is the same even if it disappears from sight. I think it is interesting that once a child grasps the concept, they are able to start using symbols, like words to advert to objects and actions. If a child is delayed with object permanence, does this mean the child's language skills will most likely be delayed?

  3. Aug 2017
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    1. Storybook sharing is a very effective way to encourage children to begin to perceive pros~TIMsiTiunderstancling language because the range of language used in slor_ybooks-,ma the range of dramatic expression in story sharing are much greater than in day-to-day conversations.

      I work at a preschool with three year old's and story time is an activity we do each afternoon and it's so interesting to observe how engaged they are. I think reading to children is an extremely important part in their language and brain development. Story time offers children the opportunity to become exposed to new things such as, places, cultures, people, and so much more. I think children who are read to on a daily basis have a broader vocabulary and are able to converse better with adults compared to children who aren't engaged in story time.