The child’s concepts increase as he perceives relationships between new and old situations.  Importance of concepts: 3.

It determines what the child knows, what he believes and what he does 4. It determines how a child behaves in relationship to others 5. His concepts of others will determine how he reacts to them

Young children interpret pictures at first in terms of static form and later in terms of activity.  As they mature they interpret pictures in terms of their thoughts and feelings  By adolescence, the individual can interpret cartoons in terms of abstract meanings

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Sensory exploration Motor manipulation Questions Reading Seeing relationships training

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Sense organ deficiency Intelligence Opportunity for learning Concrete experiences Vicarious experiences Social class

Follow a pattern of development from concrete to abstract, from vague to clear, from inexact to definite  From simple to complex  From general to specific  Concepts are cumulative-new concept from old  Often erroneous-wrong meaning from observation

Bad effects of child’s adjustments  Causes: 3. Faulty information 4. Superstitious belief 5. Misunderstanding of words 6. Faulty reasoning 7. Vivid imagination 8. Limited experience

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Concept of life Concept of casualty Concept about bodily functions Concept of breathing Concept of digestive process Concept of diseases Concept of space Concept of weight Concept of numbers Money concept Time concept Concept of self

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