Study Group – Child as a philosopher

Jean Piaget believes that cognition is something that can’t be measured ‘its origin, neither arises from object not from the subject, but from interactions- at first inextricable- between the subject and those objects.’

Piaget believes that cognition develops different at different ages based on child cognitive development.

Example: Different children will be playing with the same object in different ways.


Gender stereotype

– girl – fairy wand

– boy – a gun

Where a child is growing up

– a countryside – shepherd’s stick

– the city – a policeman’s bat

Child’s imagination is limitless

More examples :


– eggs – something to take care of, could be dragons – believing in fairies and magic

– cakes

– bombs

– treasure

– birds nests


– tent

– castle

– throne

– rocket

– train