Chapter four focuses on body growth, brain development, and influences on physical growth. During the time, a child goes from an infant to a toddler they grow uncontrollably. By the time an infant is six months they have doubled from their birthweight. Instead of growing steady overtime infants experience times where they do not grow at all and times where they grow a lot over a day. The child body begins to proportion and different parts of the body grow at different rates.
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. To plan for individual children’s needs-
Sofia reported that she has a good relationship with both parents. She indicated if something is bothering her, she will speak with the parent with whom she is with. Sofia reported that her mother’s home is smaller than her father’s. She indicated that both homes have the same rules.
The first part of the study involved observing child K’s motor and fine motor skills in her home. First, I would observe her motor skills. To get her more excited, I decided to play with her and her sister. At 4 years of age, child K should be enjoying the movements of hopping, jumping, and running while be more adventurous than they were at 3 years of age (Santrock, pg. 158, 2012). Obviously, at age 4, she has already learned how to walk and run on her own.
Toddler Learning and Development Introduction 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.
It is vital to monitor a childâ€TMs sequence and rate of the developments in order to determine what type help they may or may not need in future. Each child in care could be recorded all areas of developments. Through the reference of the sequences, monitor what children can or cannot do at a specific stages in their lives. As said, while most children follow the same common pattern of development, they may reach the milestones at different ages, depending on each of the individual childâ€TMs ability and a range of personal and external factors that may affect them. The order in which the development of children would happen and the speed in which it would happen are
Many theorists discuss ways in which children are developing. Physically, emotionally, socially and language progressions. Within the early childhood sector, the study of children's development is vividly important as teachers learn to observe the children's individual learning patterns and habits. The practical knowledge of how to develop a child further will assist in utilising the children's skills and holistic development to their fullest potential, however, knowing how to practically aid children in the separate developmental domains is also key as individual kids need more help in some areas than others.
According to developmental psychology a person at any age is at a certain stage of cognitive, moral, psychosocial, and physical development. This development is measured by different types of thinking, mental capacity for tasks, physical strength, and reasoning for following rules. Development is easily seen in children. Naturalistic observation is the one of the easiest method to see these developments in children. This is the observation technique I used, while watching a five year old male at Kindercare Daycare at 3:30 on a Friday.
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
For the parent-child interaction observation, I decided to use my community park as the public setting. My observation consisted of watching the interaction of a mother and her two sons, who seemed to be twins around the age of six or seven years old. I observed the interaction from afar without them being aware that I was observing, which allowed me to note a true naturalistic observation without manipulation of the situation. The setting of the interaction was a community park, where a mother and her two sons of Indian ethnicity, were approaching a basketball court area. The mother began to strap a helmet on one son because he was about to ride his bike, while the other son was walking alongside them holding a basketball.
Running Head: REPORT ON OBSERVED SUBJECT 1 Four score and seven years ago Report on Observed Subject: One Women’s Journey Through Middle Adulthood Christina M. Chongoushian Felician University REPORT ON OBSERVED SUBJECT 2 Abstract In this paper I have inferred what is happening to my subject from a developmental perspective based on my three observations. My subject REPORT ON OBSERVED SUBJECT 3 Report on Observed Subject: One Women’s Journey Through Middle Adulthood
Classroom Observations Mrs. Canada is the first grade teacher that I observed, and the subject that she was teaching was reading. She had planned well-organized power points and crafting materials in advance, so she was prepared for the lesson. The two times I observed, the lesson that was being taught at both times was reading. Children in the classroom used a lot of previous knowledge for the lesson.