Early Childhood Observation Report

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EED 200 Foundations of Early Childhood Education Outside field experience -required 30 hours per MCCCD Impression of the Adults (1pt) What do you see as the adult strengths? Was the adult encouraging independence, child self-direction? How was a child or children being valued, appreciated, or encouraged by the adult? For this activity the children and I set up an indoor obstacle course as it was too hot to go outside and play. The first obstacle was to zig zag around pillows laid out on the floor. Then, they had to grab a ball and either shoot the basket or dunk it depending on the child and their age and ability. After shooting the basket they were encouraged to either run, skips, twirl or jump to the broom stick and limbo or duck underneath it. Finally, they were instructed to sit on a hopper ball and bounce to the back of the line to wait their turn again. The obstacle course was essentially the same for each child, regardless of their age. However, I modified it slightly to…show more content…
I was able to identify one of Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligence. Specifically, the bodily-kinesthetic intelligence which involves the ability to control body movement. The children enjoyed the challenge to their bodies and continued to improve their ability to complete the tasks as their confidence in their abilities increased. Furthermore, Gardner believes that children learn best when using their strongest intelligence. The oldest girl I watch is fantastic at sports and her hand-eye coordination is impressive. However, she has difficulty working with her brothers and sister and will sometimes bulldoze over them for attention. By encouraging teamwork during an activity she enjoys and excels at, I was able to teach her the benefits of working together and encouraging one

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