Observation In Child Development

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M, the young girl I observed, appears to be a unique individual like every other child in the classroom. She enjoys reading books, singing songs, and participating in all of the classroom activities. She loves looking at pictures of different animals, mostly horses or kittens. Although she enjoys reading, she prefers to be actively involved in playing with other children. She loves running, climbing, and skipping around the classroom. Recently, she began gymnastics lessons and now enjoys showing the teacher what she learned. As far as her temperament, M is quite easy going. According to the course textbook, an “easy” temperament child is one who is generally happy and shows their emotional response in a moderate form rather than extreme. Also, when a new situation appears, the child can adapt fairly well to it. Based off what an “easy” child temperament is, I would say that M is fairly easy. She almost always had a smile on and was very pleasant to work with. If something didn’t go her way, she wouldn’t act out or misbehave. She would simply walk away and slowly move onto another activity. She adapted well to new situations such as having me come in and observe the classroom. Other times such as when they were giving a new craft to create, she listened and followed directions before…show more content…
Based off typical child development, a child her age should be able identify basic shapes and colors consistently. Another milestone M has demonstrated is being able to draw a person with detail. According to Piaget’s Theory, 4 year old children are in their preoperational stage. This is the time when they are acquiring different understandings and views of the world. Based off M being able to problem solve, identify, and explain different things, this demonstrates that her cognitive development is normal. It is also typical for a child to not remember certain vocabulary or forget certain
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