Definitions for "Sensorimotor Stage"
The first stage of mental development according to theorist Jean Piaget. During the first two years of life children learn about the world through their five senses: touch, taste, hearing, vision, and smell.
according to Piaget, from birth to age 2, infants and toddlers learn by doing: looking, hearing, touching, grasping, and sucking.
the Piagetian stage, from birth through the second year, during which the infant learns to coordinate sensory experiences and motor behavior. (118)