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.
In this assignment I am going to describe a child observation that I have done in a nursery for twenty minutes in a play setting. I will explain the strengths and weaknesses of naturalistic observation through the key developmental milestones based in Mary Sheridan (2005) check-list and provide a theoretical explanation to support the naturalistic observation.
Observations are carried out to collect information such as: how a child is progressing; how they learn; their interests; and what they are learning through their play. Along with their unique abilities, talents and needs. Observations can be holistic or focused to one area and indicate whether children are at the expected stage (Early Years Matters, 2015). They can also identify possible SEN. Afterwards, the information retrieved from observations are used to assess and plan for
Over time, there has been an expansion in our knowledge of the ways in which humans develop and learn. It is now known that babies are beginning to learn even before they are born. I often find myself wishing I had known these things when my children were developing. We all want our children to be the best that they can be; with some knowledge of how children learn and the sequential steps they must go through in many areas of development, we can provide many experiences at home to help them reach their potential. When educators discuss children 's development, they usually talk about physical, mental, social, and emotional development.
His theory changed how people viewed children’s behaviors and inspired other researchers to study this field, which has increased people’s understanding of cognitive development in childhood and adolescence. More importantly, people have learned how to understand and communicate with children and adolescences based on his ideas, which greatly helps the development of education. Teachers should lead children to pay attention to the process of learning rather than the results. Children and adolescences should also be encouraged to work in individual as well as in groups. Evaluating the level of student’s cognition is also important in order to assign suitable
Early childhood is considered the most important developmental phase throughout the lifespan. In early childhood, the physical, cognitive, language and psychosocial domains of development are equally important (WHO). For these reasons, the observer would analyze normal growth and development of early childhood using various development theories in this observation paper. For observing the subject’s behaviors and social interaction with others, the observer went to one of Jewish friends’ house to have dinner in Passover holiday, is one of the best known Jewish holidays for seven-days. The house has two floors and grass garden. Almost 30 people attended at the celebration. Most people were family and friends. There were roughly 13 children stayed in the house with their parents. Most of children were 5 to 10-year-olds. For exploring growth and development in early childhood, the observer chose one of girl, is a six-years-olds, whose name is IL. The observer monitored her behavior for 5 hours before and after dinner, was able estimate IL’s age, height, weight, physical appearance, actions, verbalizations, emotions, type of play/activity and interaction with others. First of all, her physical appearances were observed that her height and weight seemed like 120-125cm and 20 kg. She looked like taller and skinner compared to other peers in that house. She did not have two upper front teeth. The observer assumed her level of physical development using by the growth chart. Following the curve in the chart, IL’s rate of growth is normal, and also her height and weight are in balance. Also, gross motor skills were observed during that time. In addition, when she was showing her magic to peers, she pretended as magician. During this time, t...
There are many goals when observing children. When observing children, you look for their interests, developmental level, skills, and their personalities. When you look for a child’s interest you are looking for it to make your curriculum better, if your curriculum involves around the children’s interests then the children are more likely to learn the information. When you’re observing to see where a child is at developmentally, you do it to help the child go to the next level and also so you can inform their parents on their development. When you have this observation you’re most likely going to group the children in the class with other children who are at the same development level as them. By doing this you are allowing the children to
Chapter one provided a brief overview on child development, which included debated topics, theories and the various stages of development. The chapter was an introduction to readers that outlined the basic notions of child development and how they can be implemented while working with children. The field of development includes factors such as nature, nurture, existing conditions for the child and the child’s own traits. In order to understand and effectively work with children, the chapter emphasizes the importance of each factor and how they relate. Child development has been divided into three categories: physical development, cognitive development and social-emotional development. Although different, these domains are interconnected and
For 12 weeks I observed a young pre-schooler Child C aged 31/2 years old, through my account I would give an observer’s view of Child C, three theories peculiar to Child C and my the emotions evoked in me as an observer. My observation assisted in my understanding of the changes in Child C as the week progressed over the 12 weeks.
Who we are is directly related to our environment that we are nurtured around. Our development is essential to who we are as adults and will be the very fabric connected to how, what and why we act and think the way we do. I’ve decided to talk about early childhood development, which plays the most crucial part in the foundation of who we will be. At this stage we are sponges soaking up this new world we are now apart of. I will discuss physical development, cognitive development and psychosocial development pertains to early childhood development.
Children’s development grows in developmental stages and is also contributed by their own cultural settings. Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky both contributed to the understanding of children’s psychology. Piaget and Vygotsky have theories of development that I agree with. Piaget’s theory was that children go through four different stages during their development. He believed in the influence of learning from others (Woolfolk, 43). I compare my cousin Jayel to the chart that Piaget has created. According to Piaget’s Chart, Jayel is in the sensorimotor stage because he is within the age of 0-2 years old. The baby is learning through his senses of seeing, hearing and even touching. He has even begun to imitate the people around him as well. Jayel
In my study I only observed a mixed sex pair of siblings. Where the sister was older than her brother. The mother and the two siblings were observed in the family's home, in their living room, instead of a playroom laboratory. I started the observation at 5:00 PM. Five minutes before I started my study I explained to the mother that she would have to interact with the children for almost an hour. Then I told her that she would have to leave the room for around the same time, so that the children may interact without her presence. I also explained that after the children were done playing together alone that she would have to come back and ask them to put their toys away. This was the order that the activities were executed and my observation was completed by 7:00 PM. I recorded all of their actions by keeping written notes. I had the mother's permission to record their activities. The mother was only aware of this, the children did not know that they were being observed.
The location of the observation was at the Community Center (Early Childhood education program) at 11:00am to 12:30pm on April 15, 2014. The meaningful experiences in early childhood education can positively shape children's development. With a teacher is guidance authentic child-art activity can educate enrich young students' learning abilities, encourage positive attitudes toward other children, and more importantly, learn to interact with people around them in the contemporary world. However, art for young students often takes many diversified approaches and emphasizing questionable practices. Observation is a part of meaningful and authentic early childhood art education. Observation enriches children’s experiences in their environment, gives them motivation to study, interact with other children and follow the practices of their adult models. Moreover, they develop strategies and skills to represent objects in their environment.
Child development and growth observation can be quite fascinating considering the uniqueness of each child. As children grow, they normally develop and acquire new skills whether complex or not. The abilities experienced by each child progresses differently that is it depends on the nurturing given by the parent or guardian and on the characteristics that they inherit. Proper development and growth of the child occurs when basic needs are provided by the reliable adult guardians, including such things as love, food, encouragement, shelter and warmth. The essay evaluates child development and growth through observation conducted by myself on my nephew. The essay will include physical development, general health, emotional development,
It is crucial for us to understand the fundamentals of the development of a child as there are countless ways to conduct a lessons and to understand why children would react differently at this timing to another timing when they are completing a certain task. Furthermore, children develop uniquely and their development milestones differs from one another. Thus, a teacher must be cognizant of each child’s progression before conducting the class. This will help the teacher to plan and organize the lesson materials and the lesson time appropriately. There are two theories I would like to share in regards to child development in peer social interaction and cognitive development.
When you’re a parent, it’s common to worry if your child is developing accordingly, but more exclusively if your child seems to be delayed from other children in their age group. Every stage of development happens differently for every child, but learning to detect these skills or behaviors that are associated with each stage could be beneficial to you and your child in the long run. The three common domains of development are physical, cognitive, and psychosocial. Throughout this paper I will try to help get a different outlook and a possible understanding of the development stage of early childhood (ages 2-6). Unfortunately, I do not have any children of my own yet, but I do