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Define and give example of each of the cognitive milestones listed below: Object permanence. Conservation. Theory of mind.

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Object permanence: An example of object permanence is when a child can search for and find a toy that has been hidden under a blanket.Conversation: An example of conversation is when a child understands that a tall, narrow glass contains the same amount of liquid as a short, wide glass, even though the appearance of the liquid changes. Theory of mind: An example of theory of mind is when a child understands that their friend may believe a false statement, even though the child knows it to be untrue.

  • Q:What is Object permanence? A:Object permanence refers to a child's understanding that objects continue to exist even when they can no longer be seen or heard.
  • Q:Can you give an example of Object permanence? A:Yes. An example of object permanence is when a child can search for and find a toy that has been hidden under a blanket.
  • Q:What is Conservation in cognitive development? A:Conservation refers to a child's understanding that certain physical characteristics of objects remain the same, even when their outward appearance changes.
  • Q:Can you give an example of Conservation? A:Yes. An example of conservation is when a child understands that a tall, narrow glass contains the same amount of liquid as a short, wide glass, even though the appearance of the liquid changes.
  • Q:What is Theory of mind? A:Theory of mind refers to a child's ability to understand that others have thoughts, beliefs, and perspectives that may be different from their own.
  • Q:Can you give an example of Theory of mind? A:Yes. An example of theory of mind is when a child understands that their friend may believe a false statement, even though the child knows it to be untrue.