Infant Observation Essay

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INFANT OBSERVATION PAPER Methods Subject: The child on this observation is a 23-month-old male of European-American ethnicity, named Jesse. Jesse was born on July 26th, 2011. He is white, and has blue eyes, blond dark hair and cute pink chubby cheeks. Jesse is a very happy little boy. Jesse lives in Los Angeles and currently resides with his mother, father and 5-year-old brother. His father has a full time job and his mother is a housewife. Jesse mother, Jessica is the primary caregiver and his is father is the secondary one. Jesse has also a part-time babysitter that comes to play with him during the week. Jesse extended family members live in the East Coast. For this reason, he doesn’t visit his grandparents, aunts, and uncles much. Jesse goes to Mommy and Me music classes with his mother twice a week. He visits the Aquarium and playgrounds often and he also has play dates at his neighbor’s house. Jesse plays regularly with his little friends. Jesse does not go to any school or child care establishment. Procedures: The observation took place on July 6, 2013 from 8:30am to 9:30am at SMC Bundy campus building inside classroom 339. The children that were observed were 23-month-old Jesse and 20 month-old Jason. The infants were observe from a distance. I observed them from my desk while they were playing in the room with their caregivers and professor Matheson and also with each other. Professor Matheson knows Jesse’s mothers from her neighborhood and Jason’s aunt is our classmate. Professor Matheson placed baby and toddler toys on the mat floor, such as a ball, a doll with baby bottle and blanket, phone, shapes, stack cups and rings, blocks, a choo choo train, squeaky duck toy, elmo’s music toy and two children books. At first was just Jesse in the classroom but after 20 minutes the other toddler arrive with his caregiver. Professor Matheson was first

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