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how is language and thought developed in young children? (Language and thought Piaget’s theory)

- Children only understand the words when they're’ready’
- They only understand the concepts when they have reached the right stage of cognitive development
- This means that language can exist without thought but a child can only use language properly when they understand what their talking about

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how does language depends on thoughts? (Language and thought Piaget’s theory)

- Children develop language by matching the correct words to their existing knowledge of the world
- The child’s understanding of the concept comes first then they learn how to express their understanding – through words
- Piaget said thought and understanding comes first then language develops after