Object permanence is understanding that objects continue to exist even when they cannot be observed [seen, heard, touched, smelled, or sensed in any way]
. I have a son that is 12 months old, so I hid a toy under a blanket while my son was watching. He only played with the blanket and did not search for the hidden toy. Then when he pulled the blanket a little further he saw the toy and took it to play with. After I moved the toy to another hiding place, and then move the toy once again to another hiding place, he was completely confused and frustrated because he knew it existed. But he didn’t know where it was. He still was looking for it in the original hiding place. Infants that have not yet developed this might appear confused.
Piaget interpreted these behavioral signs as evidence of most infants the object had ceased to exist. Reactions of most infants that had already stated developing object permanence were of frustration because they knew it existed, but didn’t know where it was. However, the reactions of infants that had not yet started developing. Object permanence was more oblivious. Is an infant searched for the object. It was assumed that they believed it continued to exist that some infants are too young to understand object permanence.
My daughter that is two years was watching me partially hiding the toy and starts yelling and saying ‘’stop’’. When I completely hid the toy she starts crying and yelling at the same time. When I hid the toy under a cloth or blanket and moved the toy to another place. She keeps following me, watches me to see where I hid it .so it doesn’t work that much.
The term object permanence is used to describe a child’s ability to know that objects continue to exist even through they can no longer be seen or heard. If you have ever played a game of ‘’peek-a-boo’’ with a very young child, then you probably understand how this works. When an object is hidden from sight, infants under a...