Learning Questions

9.1 What occurs during Piaget’s preoperational stage of cognitive development?

9.2 What are the basic processes associated with Vygotsky’s sociocultural theory?

9.3 How do attention, memory, executive function, and social cognition develop in early childhood?

9.4 Why is play important for cognitive development in early childhood?

9.5 How does language develop in early childhood?

9.6 How do children develop preacademic skills in reading, writing, and arithmetic?

9.7 What risk factors and supports exist for cognitive and language development in early childhood?