Child Observation # 3
Observation Date 10/8/2012
Jonathan, Brielle and Sebastian are playing in the block area. Working together they stack 3 rows of blocks on top of each other, going horizontally. After stacking the blocks, Jonathan points to each block (individually) and counts them. Jonathan counts to 20, the other children joins in the counting. After reaching 20, Jonathan kicks the row of blocks and they blocks fall to the floor. Brielle and Sebastian laughs as the blocks fall to the floor. Malika walks over to the block area. Without saying a word, she picks up a block and puts it next to the horizontal structure that Sebastian and Jonathan are working on. Jaxon, who is sitting close by watching Jonathan and Sebastian build, says to Malika, “You can’t play here”. Malika tries to add another block and Jaxon stands in front of Malika. Miss Ashley is sitting at a table close by the block center. She turns towards the children and tells Jaxon that Malika can play in the block area too. Jonathan stands up and says, “Lets go somewhere else Sebastian. We don’t want to play here anymore.” As they are walking out of the Block Area, Jonathan picks up a bin with the pegs. Both boys walk over to the dramatic play area and Jonathan sets the bin with the pegs on a table. Each boy picks up a peg and begins to stack it making a tower of pegs. When the tower of pegs reaches Sebastian’s arm length, Sebastian points the pegs towards Jonathan and says “Boom, Boom” (gesturing as if he was shooting). Jonathan also picks up his pegs and points it towards Sebastian saying “Boom, Boom”. Miss Ashley walks towards the boys and tells them that there is no shooting at school. Sebastian looks at Miss Ashley, smiles, points the pegs towards Jonathan and says “Boom, Boom”. Miss Ashley tells Sebastian that if he does that again she will take the pegs away. Sebastian says “OK” and resumes stacking the pegs.
October 20, 2012
Child Observation # 1
Observation Date 9/27/12
Six children are sitting at the table eating breakfast. Lexi and Ryder are sitting next to each other. Lexi holds out her right arm toward Ryder and says, “I’m wearing a pink shirt, just like you.” Ryder places his arm next to Lexi’s shirt and says, “My shirt is not pink, it’s black” (his shirt is actually dark blue).
Child Observation # 2
Observation Date 9/27/12
Jaxon is sitting at the table with a dark blue crayon and a white piece of paper. Using his right hand, with a 3-finger grip, he draws four circular figures on his paper. The figures have two arms, 2 legs and facial features. When he is done, he says, “This is my family.” Pointing to each figure, he says, this is my mom, my dad, Nicole, and me. I asked him who Nicole is. Jaxon says, “Nicole is my best friend.” She takes me everywhere. She takes me to the zoo.
October 14, 2012
Observation # 1
What did my observation tell me about who, where, what and how?
My observation about Lexi and Ryder told me that their language skills are developmentally appropriate for their age level. They were able to exchange information and share their ideas. Lexi and Ryder waited their tern to speak without interrupting each other. The children were also engage in social /emotional interaction. They were having a pleasant social interaction as they talk with one another. Finally, their cognitive skills were being used because they made a comparison between the colors of the clothing they were wearing.
What are the stages of development?
It is difficulty to determine what stage of development the children are engage in in this observation. They were having a discussion not interacting or playing. Since it was breakfast time, and they were eating as they talked, parallel play is more closely associated with what they were doing. How will I...