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What Is the Concrete Operational Stage?

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In Piaget's stages of cognitive development, the concrete operational stage is a period between ages seven and eleven during which children gain a better understanding of mental operations. Children begin thinking logically about concrete events, but have difficulty understanding abstract or hypothetical concepts.

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