Infant Toddler Observation

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Infant-Toddler Observation Paper The child is 12 months old. I went to my friend’s house whose mother runs an in home daycare. The house is in a suburban area. I went on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. I went around 3pm and stayed till around 4pm. The child is a boy and he is white. He has blue eyes and has short blonde hair. He has almond shaped eyes and a very light skin color. He sits up with ease. He seems very balanced and sure of himself. His legs are set wide out and his feet point outward. He can lean forward with his stomach to the floor and sit back up with some effort. He crawls across the floor with his hands flat on the ground and fingers spread wide. His feet are pointed almost directly behind him. When he goes from crawling to sitting position he raises his right leg up and puts his right foot flat on the ground and then leans back on his bottom. When he goes from crawling to standing he crawls to the couch and puts one hand up on the couch, while leaning his head backward he plants his right leg on the ground to steady him; then puts his other hand on the couch and pulls himself up. This takes some effort. He seems to be very tall and heavy for his age and is not walking yet. He does walk along the edge of the couch. He may have trouble walking on his own because of his size. He is healthy and strong and his coordination is typical for his age. These are all things Piaget has said are normal for the age of this child. There was only so much cognitive and language development I could watch from him, because of his age. He can carry, push, and pull objects. I observed him pushing a toy car across the carpet and in a back and forth motion. He crawled to the toy car and came up alongside of it; he put his right hand on the top of the car and placed his fingers through the opening of the front window of the car. He at first pushed the car over to where

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