[19. The 2nd stage of children’s intellectual development – Correspondence]
Babies will develop the ability of correspondence after the ability of discrimination.
Correspondence is understanding the concepts that “A and B are the same.” or “A and B are in same group.”
A baby, who turns age 1 and has started to speak, often show their understanding by pointing at the apple in the picture book and the apple in the kitchen, which means the baby can recognize that the apple in the picture and real life apple object are the SAME.
The ability of correspondence is to figure out what is the same thing.
And then, the ability will expand to understand groups and family such as “Chicks and chickens are a parent-child relationship” and “apples and oranges are fruits.”