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Child Development Observation Children begin to develop from birth and the first five years of child’s life are important. Likewise, children achieve different abilities by a certain age, which is called developmental milestones. The area of developmental milestones are physical, cognitive, language, and social and emotional. It is essential for teachers to understand how infants and toddlers develop over time. Therefore, teachers should observe their children to assess their developmental levels. Through observation, teachers can discover children’s interest and personalities and prepare lesson plans for children. A natural observation would be suited for this specific observation, because teachers can observe children’s natural behavior. Through this assignment, I can observe children’s developmental milestones that will reflect my future teaching. Observation Analysis For this specific observation, I had an opportunity to observe children from Korean Saturday School. The purpose of this program was to teach Korean for young second-generation Koreans. The programs starts from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and it was divided into five periods, which consists of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and vocabulary. They also provided art or physical activities during last period. The class was also divided into two depends on their age and one of the class was for 3-5 years old; the class was called Love. Therefore, I decided to observe two children from Love class during their third period and fourth period. This observation was observed from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in two different settings: classroom and playground. As I was walking through the hallway, I noticed kid-friendly decoration on the wall. There was also footprint sti... ... middle of paper ... ...om Korean Saturday School; both of them were adorable. As I was observing, I recognized that each children is indifferent levels of knowledge of language and different stages of cognitive development. However, it’s phenomenal that both of them were able to speak two languages. I also observe the positive interaction between the two children and their teacher which will benefit children’s development such as developing their self-esteem. Therefore, I should understand the development theories to create positive relationship with future students and able to recognize the development of stages to provide comfortable environment for children; I should have an ability to accept the individual difference. At last, I learned more about what it means to be a teacher and it is most heartwarming job because one of the children encouraged that I’m going to be a good teacher.

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