During this developmental interview, I chose to conduct an observation/interview study with my one of my cousin’s child. This child is a 4 year old girl and will be identified as “child K” in relation to her first name. Her parents had no problem letting me interview her, but I had them stay in the same room as us. The purpose of this interview was to observe the child’s physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development. I observed her behavior and gave her several tests to show how well she has progressed.
This area focuses on the physical well-being of a child and how well they respond to their day to day needs. Children will need to fend for themselves in healthy living and some basic self-care needs. Their fine motor skills will help them to be effective when holding a pen for writing or to carry some fragile equipments
When it comes to reading, every student has different experiences in regards to what they are interested in reading. Working with students that are extremely diverse sociocultural theory addresses the importance of incorporate reading that students can relate to culturally. Implementing culturally diverse material, students begin to reflect with the story that they are reading and they are motivated to read because they are becoming part of the story. By implementing different cultures books, they are expanding their knowledge of other cultures that they are not familiar or were never aware. Adapting to students culture is important for a teacher to do, especially when teaching a diverse school because making those personal connections are crucial to building relationship with the students and their community. Becoming part of students community, I will be able to find what type of books student will be able to relate to based on their culture and
2.5 Explain why both adult initiated and child initiated play and learning activities are important for children from birth to five years
There are four types of development, physical, cognitive, emotional, and social. Physical development is the growth of gross and fine motor, skills. Gross motor skills are walking, running, throwing, and crawling. Fine motor skills are writing, holding a fork, and using scissors. Physical development is also the easiest to see. Cognitive development is mental development. This development includes learning to recite the alphabet, recognize shapes and colors, problem solve, and use words and phrases. Emotional development is learning what feelings are and being able to recognize what they mean and why they happen. Social development is learning how to interact with other people. There are many things and situations that can affect any of these
Watson (2012) defines physical development as the process that starts in human infancy and continues into late adolescent concentrating on fine and gross motor development. Fine motor development involves more finely tuned movements such as grasping, building bricks and gross motor development involves larger movements such as walking, climbing, climbing stairs and riding bicycles.
Observation is the tool that practitioners use to obtain the necessary information that helps them to plan effectively for each child. Observations are considered to be an important part while working with the children. There are number of reasons why recorded observations are required.
Q3. How do nature and nurture interact with one another to determine the development of an individual? Discuss with specific reference to physical and motor development.
Strong emphasis is given on nurturing relationships with the families of young children and functioning collaboratively with other professionals. The program offers a series of coursework encircling infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary children. Through student teaching, field placements, and practical learning, students build up competence in the use of developmentally appropriate methods and practices. Major themes within the program comprises of understanding and admiring family diversity, supporting families in their roles with young children, and addressing the necessities of children with special needs in comprehensive
Being a pre-service training educator, specific goals and objectives should be set to achieve educator’s own educational philosophy. The Educational philosophy is an individual statement of educators’ guiding principles about the education-related
2. The psychodynamic theory is associated with, Sigmund Freud and Erik Erikson. Theorists who support this theory state, early childhood experiences play a major part in later development of a child’s personality, even if it is buried in there unconscious. Psychodynamic Theorists also believe that children go through qualitatively distinct stages in their development. In my classroom, how I could apply this theory is by engaging the child on who they think they are, and how it will affect their future. Identity plays a major role in this theory, by engaging the child on who they think they are, I feel I will be able to assess their ability to learn.
Unlike adolescents and adults, growth and development is different in infants and toddlers. Observations from the physical, cognitive and perceptual development show that toddlers and infants grow and develop at a faster rate than adults. The physical, cognitive and motor development in infants and toddlers is higher than the same development in adults. This paper is an analysis and interpretation of an observation conducted with an aim to understand the growth and development of toddlers and infants. It explains an observation of an infant boy named Taylor who is 8 months old. Taylor was born in North Carolina and has been living with his parents since he was born.
This paper is about child observation. I observed a child, Daniel (coded name). He is four years and two months old. Daniel is 103 cm and 18 kg. He is studying in Nursery 2 with 10 others children and a form teacher. Daniel has been with me for almost two semester. He is well – liked by his peer and he is able to interact well with both teachers and peers. He speaks and acts politely with peers and adults using words like ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. He is from a Mandarin speaking family, thus he speaks in Mandarin most of the time.
The first day of school can be exciting at any age. However, for many toddlers this can bring feelings of apprehension and fear. This is often the first time that some children will be without their parents or someone they are familiar with for hours at a time. The unfamiliarity will often make it difficult for your child to feel comfortable going away to school. Preschool is an essential building block in your child’s development. It allows them to interact with other child that are their age in a classroom environment. Therefore, making them feel as comfortable and familiar with their new environment is important. Fortunately, there are a few interactive ways in which you can do this.
Groark, C., McCarthy, S. & Kirk, A. (2014). Early child development: From theory to practice [Electronic version]. Retrieved from: