Middle Age Child Observation

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For the school/middle age child observation, I observed my little brother, he was born on November 3, 2009 and is 7 years old. I chose him because I know him the uppermost out of the selection of children that I could scrutinize. I examined him in several places and days during the process of the observation. I observed him at home, the front and back yard, the store, the park and family members’ house. Other children, family members, sibling and his parents were present when I viewed him. Most of the children were his cousins and friends, the youngest was 4 years old and the oldest was 10. Biosocial (Physical) Characteristics The average height and weight for a 7-year-old is 48.0 in (121.9 cm) and 50.5 lb. (22.9kg). He’s 46 inches tall and…show more content…
Therefore, I know exactly what he’s capable of and what he’s not regarding his academics. I asked him for his favorite and least subjects in school as of right now. He said he enjoys his math, science, drama, music, computer and gym classes the utmost. He likes almost all his classes, even if he has difficulties regarding the subjects or if he’s not the highest accomplished. However, he did say he dislikes his French class because it’s repetitive to him. I understand completely since I took French classes when I was younger, so it might be difficult balancing three languages (Spanish, English and French). According to Piaget’s cognitive stages, he’s in the preoperational stage. I don’t believe he’s ready to fully master all the concrete operations, he’s thinking is more preoperational rather than concrete. He can tell time, he knows some days, months and seasons, but typically he doesn’t fully comprehend the differences. For instance, he can tell you what time his parents and siblings come home from work or school, but if someone asked what day of the week and month, he would have difficultly. Furthermore, he has trouble thinking about more than one aspect of any situation at the same time, so he can only focus on only one aspect of a situation at one time as he hasn’t grasped decentration yet. Although, when it comes to conservation, he identifies counting and how numbers have value. He also…show more content…
During this stage, children are focused on being a ‘good boy—good girl”. I inquired him, what a rule is to him and why. He said. “there’s rules at school that we can’t run and talk loud”. Therefore, he views rules are things he isn’t allowed to do. Next, I asked him, when is a rule deemed fair and why. He replied, “rules are fair because the teachers said it’s good to follow them”. Then, I inquired him, why should a rule be obeyed. He answered, “rules are part of the school and police”. He wants to maintain and follow the rules because just like other children, he thinks it’s an assumed to respect authority. I asked, is it ever okay to break a rule. He responded, “no, because you could get arrested and go to jail or get detention at school”. Lastly, I gave him a situation that would contemplate his moral beliefs. I asked, should you talk to strangers. He said, “no, because they could rob, take, kill or do bad stuff to you” Finally, I inquired, if lying is okay. He replied, “no, because it’s not nice and not okay, especially to your
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