Throughout early childhood is when children have many opportunities to learn and explore, as well as being vulnerable and frightened. This is when they start the beginning of their lives and explore many possibilities. Having developed healthy social and emotional competence may have many effects on them as a child but not only that, also their wellbeing and future life. It can create success from an early age and traits such as confidence and self-belief can be cemented and followed through for the rest of their life. Socially and emotionally competent children can expect to grow and develop throughout life facing both long and short-term effects.
After the first two 20 minute sessions observing Taylor’s physical development, the following two 20-minute sessions were on Taylor’s cognitive aspects of development. At first, Taylor didn’t show any interest in me. He seemed puzzled by my appearance and would frequently look at me. However, he seemed to have a good understanding of his mother. He would smile at her and was seen frequently lifting his hands when his mother came towards him.
I did my observation after the children had a recess period and came inside for a snack and play time. While observing the male child it was obvious to see where he was in cognitive, moral, psychosocial, and physical development. In the first ten minute of observation, the children had just come back from recess to have a snack. The five year old male child proceeded to the sink and washed his hands.
The purpose of this paper is to analyse my observations of a child’s development that I was able to observe. This paper is about child observation on different domains such as Physical Development, Language Development, Cognitive Development and Social and Emotional Development. In this study, I have chosen, running record, event sampling and anecdotal recording as my tool in my observation.
In the contemporary times, great importance is given to the significance of early years of a child’s life. It is widely acknowledged now-a-days that the early childhood years are a predominantly receptive phase in the developmental process. This stage is responsible to lay a foundation in early days and later years for cognitive functioning, learning process, physical wellbeing, and self-regulatory capacities in both personal and social lives. In simple words, “the period from birth to age 5 is one of opportunity and vulnerability for healthy physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development” (Karoly, Kilburn & Cannon, 2005). However, it is also a fact that many children go through several stressors during their developmental years due to which their healthy development may be impaired.
Nolan then got up and went to the table where his class was seat for snack time. I sat and observed Nolan for a little while. He would say simple words to his peers and teachers. From my observation Nolan does not seem to be developmentally delayed. When he finished his snack he came back over to me
This theme addresses the question of whether or not children shape their own development. It is evident that the active child theme applies to the subject of infant cognitive development, as infants contribute to their development through the use of visual preferences and observation, interaction with the environment, and through the use of play. The bountiful research in the field of infant cognitive development serves as a confirmation that infants are not as inactive as they were once thought to be. Infants are the pioneers of their minds and they are able to gain a great deal of knowledge through their observation of the world
Each of these factors contributed to Abigail's growth, development, and personality. When I became a parent at the age of 18, I was not handed a manual telling me how to raise my newborn child. With Abby, I was provided effective options and an overwhelming amount of resources to make more informed decisions. I think it also helps that I have now been a real parent for 16 years. Having completed this assignment, I have a unique perspective on parenting.
The visit was conducted at the children's daycare. Both children were present during the visit. The Gal checked in with each child's teacher regarding their wellbeing. Logan's teacher expressed she was concerned about the child's welfare. She reported Logan attended school not feeling well, two weeks prior to this visitation. She stated he had a temperature of 102. She noted because of this, Logan was not allowed to remain in school. Per the teacher, the foster mom became upset and started yelling in front of the children and other parents. According to the teacher, she observed the foster mom pushing Logan in the head and then speeding out of the parking lot with Logan and his two foster siblings in the vehicle.
H.Gs emotional development has come to complete stop. During my visit I noted that HG sat very close to his grandmother, followed her visually as she stood up to go to kitchen and became visibly anxious when she left the room. Analyzing H.G’s behavior and development through Erikson’s Stages of Development one will note that H.G was not able to “reach self-control without loss of self-esteem” nor does he have the ability to cooperate and to express himself properly. In early childhood he was not able to “effectively learn the degree to which assertiveness and purpose influence the environment.”
The individual selected for my observation is Maria at the preschool center where I work. Maria is 4 years old and was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2. Maria’s dad was also diagnosed with autism. Maria is in an inclusive classroom setting with other children of different ages ranging from 18 months to 5 years. She lives with her parents in the city of Philadelphia and is the only child of her parents. All observations were conducted within the school environment. Maria needs a behavioral assessment because she is non-verbal. She has difficulty socializing and has sensory sensitivity.
Having the right knowledge, skills and experience in understanding how children or young people develop are very important tools for early years practitioners. We must put to mind that each child born to this world is unique; they are born with different characters and their personalities and behaviours are formed and influenced by variety of factors. These factors may affect their ways of interacting to the environment and community or setting in which they live in. In my experience as a child care practitioner most of the time, adults mainly focus on the physical development of a child and so quick to base their conclusion or judgement on the physical aspect.
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