An important milestone in the motor development of an infant is the ability to sit unsupported. In order to sit unsupported, the infant must achieve appropriate trunk and head control. By five months of age, most infants can sit unsupported but cannot sit upright.
He highlighted the importance of reflexes in early development (Piaget, 1953), not only in relation to motor development, but also in relation to cognitive development. Piaget’s sensorimotor stage of cognitive development consists of six different substages as outlined in table 2.2. In the first few months (substages I and II), the young infant acquires knowledge through schemas, with schema defined as “a concept or framework that organizes and interprets information” (Myers, 2001, p.
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