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Zervigon-Hakes, Anita – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Describes materials mastery and symbolic development as two discrete but related processes that preschool children learn. Uses the preschool setting to identify the developmental stages of construction play. (AS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Developmental Stages, Dramatic Play, Learning Processes
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Piazza, Carolyn L.; Riggs, Susan – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Describes kindergarten children's oral and written language behaviors while operating a computer. Stages of computer language play and children's experimentation with speech and writing specific to the computer also are discussed. (AS)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Developmental Stages, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten Children
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Werth, Louise H. – Early Child Development and Care, 1984
Presents descriptions of play reflecting recent theories, including the psychoanalytic works of Freud, Erikson, and Peller; Piaget's developmental theory (with discussion of Sutton-Smith); and the views of Smilansky and Parten. (AS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Structures, Concept Formation, Definitions