Adrienne Beverly Fitts Child Development June 16, 2014 Child Observation Narrative I observed my two children; infant and toddler at the same time. The infant was 16 months, and the toddler was three. In my notes, child #1 is the infant and child #2 is the toddler. Both children are males. The setting for this observation is a scheduled playdate by the children’s parents.
Infant Observation Report Infant Name Lukas Age 11month Gender male Full Term Baby Observation Place My own family daycare I observed infant Lukas at my own family daycare on Jan 23, 2013 from 9:30am-11:00am. Lukas was the youngest among the group of 12 kids. He started at our daycare around 4 weeks ago. Our daycare has a large playroom with attached changing area, a children dining room and an outdoor area. For infants around t 11 months old, they should be cruising around while holding onto the furniture.
Physical Development: The child that I observed is of medium height, had brown shaggy hair with a slender build. He displayed a trait of physical development while he was focusing his eyes on the computer. Both eyes were steadily watching the images on the screen following the images without any problem. He was able to track the movement perfectly. He was able to use the mouse while his eyes were focused on the screen.
Develops motor control in orderly sequence: (balances head, rolls over, pulls self to sitting position and sits alone momentarily) Begins to grasp objects. Begins to walk, creep up and down stairs, climb on furniture, etc. Enjoys pushing and pulling things. Begins to feed self with a spoon and can hold a cup. Can stack two or three blocks.
They are also middle class. Felix spends most of his time home with his mother, but plays at a friend’s house while she attends work 15 hours a week. Felix has one sibling, an 8 month old girl. Deliah lives with both of her parents and does not attend daycare. She stays home with her mother during the days while her father works.
Throughout the observation, he picked up many objects such as the peach squishy ball that he threw and blocks that he handed to his mother or put away in the bucket. 4. Describe how the toddler climbs on a chair and sits in it. To climb onto the small green chair, he first put two hands on the seat and attempted to out his right knee on the chair. Next, he moved his hands with the left on the table and the right on the top backside of his chair.
* Marks on paper with crayon * Holds own cup when drinking 18 MONTH * Walks confidently – tried to run * Walks up and down stairs if held by carer * Bends from waist without falling forward * Balance when squatting * Pushes and pulls wheeled toys * Propels ride on toys along with legs * Rolls and throws balls attempts to kick * Delicate pincer grasp 2 thread cotton reels * Makes tower of 3 blocks * Makes large scribbles with crayons * Can use door handles 2 YEARS * Runs confidently, climbs low apparatus * Walks up and down stairs alone (holding rail) * Rides large wheeled toys (no pedals) * Kicks still balls * Makes tower of 6 blocks * Joins and seperates interlocking toys * Draws circles, lines + dots with pencil * Puts on shoes 3 YEARS * Walks and runs on tiptoes * Walks up and down stairs confidently * Rides large wheeled toys using pedals and steering * Kicks moving balls fowars * Enjoys climbing and sliding on small apparatus * Makes a tower of 9 blocks * Turns pages of book with ease * Draws a face with a pencil * Attempts to write letters * Puts on and takes off coat * Fastens large ease
Cathy is 30 and a staff nurse in the Hayes Hospital in town. Ryan, the elder child, is 3 years and 6 months of age. He is attending a day-care center close to his house. Louise takes him to and from it. Jessica is just 1 year and nine months.
Russell lets go of her and places both hand on the floor. While on all fours he looks around him and proceeds to crawl the felt board that is attached to the wall. When he gets the the board , he stars to pull himself up using his left had first then the right and at the same time he using his left leg and then his right. As he stands he looks down at another infants who is laying on his back playing with a large rubber jax. Russell with a smile on his face, he slightly bends his knees and points to the
Child Observation Observation Assignment Description of children: All the children at Gerber Preschool are between the ages of 3 and 4 years old and mainly consist of lower to lower middle class Hispanic and Caucasian families. Mya is a small statured 3 year old Hispanic Caucasian female, with light olive-toned skin, long brown hair, and large brown eyes. Toby is an average statured 4 year old Caucasian male, fair-skinned, blue-eyed, short brown hair. Toby and Mya both seem to be in good physical heath. Jesus is a slightly above average statured 4 year old Hispanic male, with dark brown skin, short spikey black hair and brown eyes.