Building Blocks Video Analysis

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In the YouTube video, "Building Blocks" by Shannon Schwartz, he shows his son Duncan playing with blocks. By observing Duncan, he uses biosocial, cognitive, and psychosocial domains; within these domains he shows developments such as large and small motor development, language, and emotion. These types of developments of young Duncan can be found in the book " The Developing Person Through Childhood and Adolescence, Ninth Edition" by Kathleen Stassen Berger. By my observations, I will be explaining how Duncan uses these abilities as he interacts with his blocks throughout this essay. Duncan is stacking his blocks on top of each other; he also uses his knees to bend down and pick up his blocks one by one with his hands. As well when Duncan …show more content…

When Duncan used his hands to grab the blocks he is using his fine motor skills, which are the "physical abilities involving small body movements, especially hands and fingers"(Berger, 2014, p.146). As he is moving and walking around to pick up his blocks; Duncan is using his gross motor skills. Gross motor skills are the "physical abilities to move some part of the body movement, such as walking and jumping"(Beger, 2014, p.145). According to the "Age Norms (in Months) for Gross Motor Skills" infants between 3-15 months can sit, held steady, sit unsupported, pull to stand, stand alone, walk well, and walk backward (Berger, 2014, p.147). In the video, Duncan is stacking the blocks. They fall after the first time and then he continues stacking them. When Duncan is about to grab a block his fathers says the color of it. When it comes to the next color block, he says yellow when reaching out for the blue block but he then he corrects himself and says blue. He only says one word to indicate the next color block. This is an example of a Holophrase, "a single word that expresses an entire thought"(Berger, 2014, p.179). By my observation, Duncan could be about

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