PSY 2237 Online
A JOURNERY INTO THE WORLD OF EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT.
As I arrived at the door to interview my subject, I was greeted by a 5year old little girl and her mother the little girl was slender and tall for her age. She had big brown eyes and a huge smile on her face. As I introduced myself, she responded with a smile and introduced herself. She lives with her mother, father and little brother. She attends a Christian school as a kindergartener and she has a lot of friends there. They live in a modest home in West Chicago and are considered middle class citizens. I met the child’s mother at a previous place of employment. She was delighted to have me interview with her child. My subject’s mother is a full time mother and student. She has been married to her husband for about seven years now. Her husband is a lawyer and he works in a law firm in downtown Chicago. They are both of Hispanic heritage. My 5yr old had developed normally throughout her prenatal, infancy, and toddler stages. According to her mother, my 5yr old subject weighs about 49 pounds and is about 40 inches tall. According to the chart provided by the CDC (2000) she is ranked at the 97th percentile in her age group in weight. This puts are within the normal growth curve for her age. As a toddler my subject met all of the important milestones. She took her first steps a week after her first birthday. My 5yr old subject continues to show progression even as she continues down the stages of development. Similarly to her physical development, her cognitive development is also maturing as it should. She can sort out objects by shapes, sizes, and color. Her favorite book were among the cat and the hat series. She was a good reader and this was because she is an inquisitive child and she enjoys reading. As an infant, her mother stated that she would read to her every...
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