with regard to Jean Piaget's theory, the second major occurrence of mental growth, approximately between 2 and 7 years old, whenever the kid comes to be able to document experience in a symbolic manner and to symbolize an item, occurrence, or emotion in speech, motion, drawing, and alike methods. During the latter 2 years of the preoperational phase, egocentrism reduces significantly with the emerging capacity to acclimate to the viewpoint of other people. Commonly referred to as symbolic phase.

PREOPERATIONAL STAGE: "Many parents often remark that they see much advancement in their children's emotional and intellectual abilities during the preoperational stage."
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