The pre-symbolic stage spans from infancy to two years of age and is broken into several separate phases. Within each phase there are distinct foundational milestones that build upon another to support the future development of language, logic, and memory.
- Pre-Intentional: 0-8 months
- Intentional/Pre-Symbolic: 8-12 months
- Active Experimentation/Pre-Symbolic: 12-18 months
- Emerging Symbolic: 18-24 months
- Strategies to Use and Avoid