Child Observation Essay

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Yilda Solano Child Observation #2 11/15/2011 Psy 122: Child Growth and Development Middlesex Community College Kimberly Kinsella Observer: Yilda Solano Date of observation: 11/15/2011 First name of child: Gina Setting: Inside Family Day Care Child’s age: 5 years and 8 months Physical Description of child: Gina is a girl with black hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a pink shirt and blue pants with black shoes and white socks. Time observed: 9:50 to 10:00 Gina was in the playroom with Tony and Chris; they were pretending to make a cake for the caregiver. They had fake eggs, cake flour, baking pan, spoons, butter, milk, and real water, they were trying to pretend taking turn, Gina said “I’ll do the water and the milk, Tony you do the butter and the eggs and Chris you take the baking pan and mix it all with the spoon” and Chris said “why I have to mix, I want to do something else” but Gina said “there is nothing else to do, but do you want to do the water and the milk and I mix it all” “fine I like that better” Chris said. When Tony was done pretending to put the eggs and the butter it was Chris’ turn she pretended putting the milk and then when she putted the water she made a mess that ended up wetting Gina’s shoes, the caregiver took a napkin and gave it to Gina to dry her shoes but Gina said “it’s ok Martha” referring to the caregiver, “I can take my shoes off and Chris don’t worry I’ll get new shoes when I get home but next time you do it how I say it”, then they were laughing. Time observed: 11:20 to 11:30 Gina was playing alone with her bear; she was pretending to read a book. She was using her imagination while reading the book, she mentioned the stars, the moon, the sky, and her house while reading it. Tony asked her “can I play with you and your bear” she said yes but let’s get another book because this one is boring, and Tony said “ok

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