Being eleven months Kaptains attention span isn't too long. He is a very curious boy and loves to wonder and look around. He cant yet talk, but he does try and mumbled words. He says words that he hears a lot like “mommy” or “daddy”. His favorite words he likes to use is “ball”.
According to Berger fine motor skills are “physical abilities involving small body movements, especially of the hands and fingers, such as drawing and picking up a coin”(Berger 145). Berger states that “toward the end of the first year and throughout the second, finger skills improve, as babies master the pincer movement and self-feeding” (Berger 145). According to this information Maya being two years old is inside the range of this skill and within the norm. Cognitive Development: As Maya observed the toys she quickly started banging on them using her hands. She looked amused with the “bang” noise the toys were making.
Motor Development: (pp. 137-140) 2. Describe the physical movement involved when the toddler throws a ball, pounds a toy with a hammer or pushes or pulls a toy. When Jack throws a ball, he throws it with his right hand up slightly; approximately 2-4 inches above his head. Being that the ball was bigger than his hand, it was a bit difficult to fully grasp, so as he threw it, it was at a 45-degree angle with some control.
I chose to do my observation on a nine month old boy named CB at Celebration Children’s Center. As I first observed the children in the classroom, I noticed this child right away. CB was a very large, solid boy for his young age of nine months. At the time of observation he towered over the tallest of the other children by four inches. CB is mulatto with very curly light brown hair and green eyes.
His parents are still in the stage where they know their son is autistic but they believe it might be a wrong diagnosis and their son is only going through a delay. But after speaking to professionals and Nelson’s teachers they have been confirmed that Nelson is autistic and he will received special education to accommodate to his needs. In addition, Nelson communicates through nonverbal communication which is primarily through hand gestures and noises. For example if he needs an object, he requests it by pointing at the object or grabbing the teachers hand and placing it on the desired object. Nelson plays with the toys and sometimes interacts with his classmates, but has a hard time making eye contact with people.
They gain opinion and personality on what they hear and see. Not knowing any better, a child will naively believe what they are told, certain that it is true because they do not know better; it is part of life to learn that not everything one hears is accurate. Children are freshly exposed to life and must learn the ways of the world through their environment. If a child is told an extraordinary tale that would be seen as absurd in the minds of adults, said child may be willing to believe it despite obvious evidence against it—like Santa Clause. The holly, jolly, red-clad elf is a common story often told to children during the holiday season.
Although he has this restriction that he cannot help, Christopher is still clever enough to evade all barriers. In conclusion, one can see that Christopher is a very complicated child. He has a case of autism that enables him to function in the real world, thus leading to some interesting events. His math skills certainly make him quite a smart boy, if one were to pay attention enough. Christopher has a unique ability to always follow reality and never change it, and if one were to step in his shoes, they would surely be amazed by what they
The child observed was male and approximately two and half years old. This was a natural observation; the place was a classroom at the college’s daycare center. There were two school aides and four other children in the room. Time of observation began at 2:20 PM and ended at 2:55PM. The boy was playing with an abacus (counting toy) by himself when the observation began.
OBSERVATION OF A CHILD Observation of a Child Project 1 Observation: Name of Child: We will call this boy CGL. Age of Child: 3 Years old Gender: Male Where Observation Took Place: The observation took place at CGL’s home in the living room. When Observation Took Place: The observation took place on May 23, 2013 at about 7:30 pm until about 9:00 pm. Other People Present: CGL’s mother and cat were present. I chose to observe three (3) year old CGL in his natural and familiar surroundings of his home to get more of an understanding of just how he is progressing throughout his early childhood cognitive developing stages.
Generally, every child has different onsets, intensities, and frequencies when they express their emotions. The frequency of children smile or laugh is determined by the conditions of the environment in which they are raised (Denham et al. as cited in Parke & Gauvain, 2009, p. 181). Parents play the most important role to help their children so that they can understand and control their emtions. For instance, parents may rewarding only some positive emotion expression.