Infant Observation Essay

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Lucymar Dominguez HMNS-2100 Child Development Infant Observation Observation Date: 10/6/2014 Center: Connecting for Children & Families Head Teacher: Jillian Pare 1. Observed Child On Monday, October 6, I had a chance to observe carefully an infant for about an hour at Connecting for Children & Families. The infant, Manuel Ortiz is a healthy, playful boy, but he also seems to be very quiet. Manuel appears to be Hispanic. He is 18 months old, 32" tall and weighs about 24 lbs with black hair, dark brown eyes and tanned skin. I also notice that every time Manuel smiles, he has one dimple on his left cheek of his face. Manuel is the youngest of his classroom 2. Behavior of observed Child I notice that Manuel’s Social development is very great, not only with his friends but also with himself. I notice how he is able to express his emotions by gesturing and he is able initiate interaction with other children. But I also noticed that Manuel’s Language development is very poor. He didn’t speak much, and every time the teacher would talk to him he would stay quiet. As he was playing with toys and interacting with the other children he would scream and make baby sounds such as car sounds rmmm, beep beep, gurgles, oohs, and aahs. He also laughed very loud. 2a. Use of toys There were several kinds of toys like blocks, dolls, automobiles and trucks in the room. However, when he saw the cars and the trucks on the floor, he was immediately drawn to them with intense focus. Even though there wasn't any way to measure his heart rate or brain wave, I could easily tell how interested he was by the way he gazed, touched and played with the cars & trucks. 2b. Interactions with adults Manuel is sitting on the floor with a few toys around him. Ms. Jillian sits on the floor next to him and he begins to hand Ms. Jillian a series of toys. He is

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