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Stages of Cognitive Development

All of the widely accepted theories of cognitive development divide the growth of a child's thinking skills into stages. The most influential of these theories, that of Swiss philosopher Jean Piaget, establishes four key stages that every person goes through on their way to becoming a fully functioning adult. Keep reading to learn more about the specific stages of cognitive development and what they mean for your child.

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