The following comments are the result of observations and interviews done to a four year old Hispanic-American child, and his mother on February 13 & 14, 2014. Physically, the child seems healthy; his height is 44 inches tall and weighs 42.5 pounds. According the National Center for Health Statistics’ chart, the child has a healthy weight, although he is a bit higher than the norm. At this age height ranges between 40 inches high, and proper weight should be 40 pounds, (Cook & Cook, 2010). The child does not show delays in his gross motor and fine motor skills. He can jump, run, roll, balance, climb, throw and catch balls with assurance. His eye-hand and eye-foot coordination also look good. He can string small beads, colors very well with crayons, and write his name with a regular pencil. All these are on par with typical skills for this age, (“Best of child”, 2003; PBS, n.d.).
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...rding to the parameters set for a four year old, this child exhibits a more mature development in the areas of social and language skills.Overall I can say that he is a happy extroverted boy.
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