Bottomless Boxes: Video Analysis

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This essay discusses how children develop across all domains (physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language) and how they connect. The video I observed was called ‘bottomless boxes’. First I observed their body language and what was going on in that video. The definition of holistic development is the development of the whole child, inside and out. The five different domains are what make up the child. The first domain is physical, the physical domain is the Child's movement or the development of their body. Next is their cognitive development, which includes their thinking and problem-solving. Many resources allow children to gain cognitive skills. The next domain is emotional development. A Child's emotional development is very important …show more content…

Newborns communicate with hand gestures and sounds. With toddlers, they gain social skills and can move on to communicating with words and sentences. Supporting language development with a child can be done by having conversations with them and allowing them enough time after to process what you said and get a reply. In the video Bottomless Boxes, I noticed that the children were having a conversation with each other. The children were interacting with each other and showed one another how to climb through the boxes. Children's language is said to be housed in the left side of their brains. The left side of the brain is continuously picking up new words and allowing children to process language faster. As the children were talking to each other this means that the children listening were processing their language …show more content…

Emotional development is a wide range of emotions that makes up that child. Emotional development is how children start to understand who they are and what they are feeling. I noticed the emotional strand when one child started to get very frustrated with himself. This was him showing that he was upset and trying to problem-solve the situation. As he was showing self-management in himself and problem-solving it tells us that he has a high skill of emotional control. Paying attention to certain things and focusing on activities is also part of emotional development in young children. I have seen that the children were paying attention to the child turning the box over. This meant that the children paid attention and then gained those skills on how to turn the box around and climb through. An example of the children showing emotion would be when all the children were laughing and running around showing that they were having fun. Seeing this showed me that these children were showing their emotions and showing that they enjoyed this

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