Around age three or four children begin the play stage.
In the play stage children start to take the role of one person at a time (Chapter 4: Socialization).
Socialization is a very important process in the forming of personality.
Socialization occurs when one interacts with other people.
The first step in role taking is the preparatory stage.
The Preparatory stage is also known as the imitation stage.
The third and final stage of developing role taking is the game stage. In the game stage children imitate the roles of several others at the same time.
In the game stage the children learns to play sports and participate in group activities that require them to have some idea of what other people expect from them.
Another part of the process of socialization is cognitive development.
Cognitive development refers to the development of thinking, knowing, perceiving, judging, and reasoning.